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.

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Street Talk airing weekend of 6/11/2021

Businesses have had to adapt more than ever to the “new normal” since the pandemic began. Ralph Simone is Founder and Partner for Emergent, a local leadership and development company that helps leaders, teams and organizations maximize their full potential. But can you find inspiration in a fortune cookie message? Ralph talks about Fortune Cookie Leadership in one of his latest podcasts and explains more here. For more information, see

As more and more people get out on the area waterways, boat safety is more important than ever. Dave White is the Recreation and Tourism Specialist with the NY Sea Grant. Find out more at

Street Talk airing weekend of 6/4/2021

The McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center is holding their annual 100 holes for Kids event on June 14th and there is still time to sponsor a golfer. Thom McMahon is the organizer and one of the golfers in this event that has raised over one million dollars for the center since its inception. For more information go to

The 29th Annual AIDS Walk and Pride Celebration was held this weekend sponsored by ACR Health. But the fundraising and celebration continues all month. Maureen Harrington O’Neil with ACR Health says they kicked off the event by painting the town red. Find out more at

The local Dunkin’s had a goal of raising $30,000 dollars for the Food Bank of Central New York last week by holding their annual Iced Coffee Day. Lynn Hy is Development Director for the Food Bank and she says their mission continues.

Downtown Syracuse Dining Week began this past week and runs through Sunday, June 13th. Alice Maggiore is with the Downtown Committee. See more at


Street Talk airing weekend of 5/28/2021

A focus on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation continues this week. Tom Bell is the DEC Region 7 Wildlife Biologist. For more visit http://DEC.NY.GOV

Liverpool native Mike Otis has gotten into the BBQ sauce business, with an interesting story behind his journey. A veteran himself, Mike developed Battle Tested BBQ Sauce and a portion of the profits of every bottle goes to Veterans organizations around the country. He explains how this venture got started. See more on Mike’s story at

Byrne Ultra Dairy is obviously tied to the local Byrne Dairy roots but they are marketing a product that is extremely unique and could create a stir in the dairy industry worldwide. Michael McLoughlin of Byrne Dairy explains. See more at

Street Talk airing weekend of 5/21/2021

Memorial Day is right around the corner which means that this is the best time for exploring the outdoors in Central New York. But there are some steps to take to make sure you protect not only yourself, but the land you’re exploring in the first place. Michael Chappell is a New York State Forest Ranger for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. We’ll hear more from the State DEC next week. For more information, go to http://DEC.NY.GOV

Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh joined Ted and Amy on the air recently to cover a lot of different topics when it comes to the City of Syracuse. The City of Syracuse keeps up to date a very thorough website at

Street Talk airing weekend of 5/14/2021

May is Lyme Disease Awareness month and The CNY Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Alliance had launched a campaign to raise awareness in this area about the prevalence of Lyme Disease, and its prevention. Royale Scuderi is the Executive Director of the Alliance and Jonah Cummings is a senior at Lemoyne College. Both have a personal story when it comes to Lyme Disease. See more at

Entertainment venues are slowing opening up across New York State. Jason Klug is the Entertainment Director for del Lago Resort and Casino and runs the Vine Showroom. See more at

The CNY Diaper Bank is holding their annual “Make a Mother’s Day” diaper drive throughout the month of May. Michaela Hugo explains how you can help.

Street Talk airing weekend of 5/7/2021

Loretto’s CEO Dr. Kim Townsend is already an author. She published her first book about leadership a couple of years ago. She decided to pen another one because there was so much reaction from her first! She talks about her second book “Lessons in Lifecircle Leadership” about her experiences in general as a leader, but especially during the year since the pandemic. Find Dr. Townsend’s book “Lessons in Lifecircle Leadership” as an ebook and audio book.

Arc of Onondaga has learned to pivot this last year with their fundraisers and more. Joanna Jewett is the Marketing and Development Director for ARC and she talks about their need for employees as well as a fun pasta fundraiser coming soon.

It is a dangerous time of year to be on the roads, as the weather is warming up, motorists are going faster and there are vehicles that you haven’t seen since last year on the roads. Jon Seeber is Public Information Officer for the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office and he talks about motorcycles, unsafe loads in vehicles, the move over law and construction zones. Check out their page at

The Syracuse Cooperative Market is now open at their new location at the Salt City Market in downtown Syracuse. Jeremy DeChario has the scoop. For more go to http://Syracuse.CoOp