Rodger Wyland joined WNYT-TV NewsChannel 13 in August 1986 as a weekend sports anchor/sports reporter. He is now the Sports Director, anchoring at 6 and 11 p.m. He also hosts Big Board Radio Sports Talk weekdays from 10 a.m. to noon on 104.5 The Team, and is the play by play announcer for UAlbany Football and Basketball. Prior to joining WNYT-TV, Rodger was the Sports Director at WTAJ in Altoona, Pennsylvania, where he anchored sports on weekdays at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. Rodger is a recipient of the Iris Award, presented for a half-hour special featuring tri-athlete John Gracey. He is also the winner of three New York State Broadcasters Awards for local sports coverage. A native of Altoona, Rodger graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Broadcasting in 1984. While at PSU, he was a play-by-play announcer at PSU basketball games for WPSX-TV. Rodger lives in Albany County with his wife and kids, and a crazy yellow lab.
Follow the Pack: PLL Star is Ready to Go
Brad Smith was our guest this morning on the Follow the Pack.
Gerrit Cole Takes Cy Young Lead
Wednesday’s performance from Gerrit Cole was the best I have seen from him this season, especially since it snapped the New York Yankees’ 4 game losing streak.
Can Thumbs Down Madness Turn to Thumbs Up in the Mets’ Playoff Push?
The Mets miracle win over Miami on Tuesday writes itself, but it’s too late.
Follow the Pack! FireWolves Kick Off Weekly Segment
The Albany FireWolves season begins on December 18th at the Times Union Center but we are getting started now in getting ready for it.
Chad Brown Goes 5 for 5 on Wednesday
Chad Brown had a banner day yesterday.
Could the Bills Really Leave Buffalo?
It is possible the Bills could leave Buffalo.
Was it Really That Simple? Yankees Turnaround Attributed to This Move
The Yankees have been a different team since the trading deadline.
Directing His Path to the Show! Kevin Smith Makes MLB Debut
Nobody deserves the opportunity to make his MLB Debut more than Kevin Smith.
Sizing Up the Giants with Dan Graziano
No reason to wait any longer for my preseason prediction. The Giants are going to win the NFC-East because quarterback Daniel Jones will elevate his game in year three, especially with the off season upgrades at the skill positions.
The Man Behind the Albany Empire Championship Isn’t Done
I give Albany Empire head coach Tom Menas a ton of credit for getting his team to the Championship game of the NAL and coming through with the victory.
What is Gina Castelli’s Title with UAlbany?
Gina Castelli is retired...from head coaching.
Mitch Buonaguro Getting Well Deserved Recognition
Former Siena men’s head basketball coach Mitch Buonaguro will be inducted into the New York State Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy, and it’s so well deserved.
Joe Cremo Takes Next Step in Basketball Career
Joe Cremo had a phenomenal career at Scotia and went on to do the same first at UAlbany and then at Villanova.
When Will Kevin Smith Get the Call?
Kevin Smith is absolutely tearing the cover off the ball for the Buffalo Bisons, the Triple-A affiliate for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Full Capacity Is Back in the Capital Region!
Albany Empire fans can pack the Times Union Center without any restrictions, and that should spark a return to normalcy.
Introducing the 2021 Capital Region Football Hall of Fame Class
The 2021 Capital Region Football Hall of Fame Class of 2021 was announced this morning on Big Board Sports.