Street Talk


Street Talk is a half hour public affairs program that airs weekends on our four Cumulus Media radio stations in Syracuse.

Hosted by Ted & Amy, the show features interviews with individuals and organizations that impact us all here in Central New York. On this page we will feature interviews and segments from the show.

If you have an event to promote or issues to discuss, EMAIL US and please allow two weeks advance notice.

Street Talk airing weekend of 1/22/2021

Too many children in Central New York don’t know where their next meal is coming from. On Thursday January 28th, NBC3, CBS5, and CW6 are hosting the “Help Fight Hunger” telethon to raise money and awareness for Food Bank of Central New York. Lynn Hy is the Development Director for the Food Bank of CNY and she talks about how the pandemic has made their mission even more important. The telethon is happening this Thursday on CNY Central TV stations. Cumulus Media personalities will also be a part of the cause. See more at

Kinney Drugs has jumped on board to help get residents, 65 and older, vaccinated against Covid-19. Daniel Hind is the Supervising Pharmacist for the Cicero Kinney Drugs. Find out more at

The Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park had a tragic loss over the holidays – two of their young elephants died of a fatal virus. Ted Fox is the Zoo’s Director. See more at


Street Talk airing weekend of 1/15/2021

Running a business, managing a department, even working as an employee has changed dramatically since last March. Ralph Simone is Founder and Partner for Emergent, a local leadership and development company that helps leaders, teams and organizations maximize their full potential. He talks about how businesses and people have adapted to these unprecedented times. For more information, see

Soles4Souls is an organization that helps those in need by distributing clothing and shoes all over the world. A local couple has organized a shoe drive to help collect for this amazing cause. Kelly Tucker explains how she and her husband Mark got involved. For shoe pick up or drop off, email Kelly at

Street Talk airing weekend of 1/8/2021

Many of us have taken part in “meal trains” when a church congregation or a place of businesses organizes meals to be delivered to one of their own when they’re going through a tough time. That is the idea behind the CNY Happy Healthcare Workers Meal Train is to have restaurant prepared foods delivered to a floor or unit at a hospital just to let Frontline Healthcare workers know that their community is behind them. Sue Sobon is the organizer behind this amazing endeavor and she explains what motivated her. To participate in the Healthcare Worker’s Meal Train, go to

The Haven at Skanda Farm Sanctuary has launched a fundraising appeal to animal lovers across Central New York to assist the sanctuary in making up a $50,000 fundraising shortfall due to the pandemic. Ellen Beckerman is their Executive Director. Visit for more information.

There are a couple of news laws on the books in New York State. Lawyer Joe Stanley fills us in. For more legal information, visit

Street Talk airing weekend of 12/18/2020

Gigi’s Playhouse Downs Syndrome Achievement Center continues to thrive in Central New York, despite the fact that they are providing 100 percent of their services virtually these days. Heather Rodriguez is the National Marketing Manager for Gigi’s Playhouse and on the Board of Directors for their Syracuse location. For more on Gigi’s Playhouse, visit their website at

The weather is getting colder and furnaces across Central New York are hopefully going on when they’re fired up. Herb Smith of Breathe Easy of CNY Heating and Cooling has some quick tips to keep your furnaces running as efficiently as possible this winter season. For more information, visit

Street Talk airing weekend of 12/11/2020

This is usually a very busy time for holiday travel and although Syracuse’s Hancock International Airport is not seeing as much of an uptick as they do in normal years, airport traffic is increasing for both the holidays and winter travel. Jason Terreri is the Syracuse Regional Airport Authority Executive Director and he fills us in on what’s happening. See more at

William Mattar Law Offices just wrapped up their Rescue A Shelter Animal campaign and kicked off the Mattar 4 Code Blue Campaign this month. William Mattar himself talks more about why they make an effort to be so involved in the communities that they serve. See for information on both Rescue A Shelter and their Code Blue campaign.

Street Talk airing weekend of 12/4/2020

Winter may be here soon but there are still plenty of people who like to enjoy the outdoors and waterways even in chillier weather. Dave White is with the New York Sea Grant, and he has some tips as we head into the cooler season. Find out more at

Lawyer Joe Stanley has a lot of different topics to focus on during their strange time in our lives. He first talks about cancelled vacations, people who work under the table, and avoiding any injuries with both family and visitors this winter, by making sure your house and property is in good shape. See more legal advice at

There is a brand new exhibit at the Museum of Science and Technology. Lauren Kochian is the President of the MOST and she says if you haven’t yet checked out Nature’s Ninjas, this is a perfect time to do so. The MOST is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. See more at