Jerry Kraus returns to radio on 92.7FM The DRIVE

By WKTV News

After nearly five years off the radio airwaves, one of the region's most popular local radio personalities is making his return.

Jerry Kraus, also known as "The Doctor," will host a 3-hour weekend show on 92.7FM The DRIVE.

The locally-owned and operated rock station has announced that "The Time Warp with Jerry Kraus" will air Sunday mornings from 9 am to Noon and will feature Classic Rock album tracks and special guests from the area.

"A member of a staff that pioneered FM Rock in Central New York when WOUR was locally owned and operated, Kraus spent three decades introducing listeners to the songs and artists that became Classic Rock legends," 92.7FM representatives stated in a release. "While the Time Warp will feature plenty of universally known favorites, The Doctor will also dispense some nuggets listeners seldom get to hear."

"We'll have fun features, flashbacks and special guests dropping in to help pick out music and help make the show a great way to start a Sunday off," Kraus said. "I get to work people I know love the music and are committed to the community, my long time radio friends Tom Starr, Alison and Jack Moran, Rick DeVoe and a new friend with a long track record in local Utica radio, afternoon DRIVE personality, Frank McBride. It's a radio reunion that many have been asking me about for a few years now. As they say, timing is everything and the time is now.'

His position with TheDRIVE will allow Kraus to continue with other work as the Public Relations/Marketing Director for the Stevens-Swan Humane Society.

Owner and General Manager of 92.7FM TheDRIVE and sister station, 1420AM TheFOX (WNRS), Mindy Barstein states, "The entire staff is thrilled to welcome Jerry to our team and continue highlighting the Utica/Rome market. We have the premiere radio line up in the market and are working hard to keep our events and promotions local."

DRIVE Program Director Tom Starr adds, "It's great to be able to answer the number one question listeners have asked me since joining the DRIVE; 'When will Jerry be back on the radio?' No one loves music or this area more than he does. I look forward to working with Jerry again - and to listening to him every Sunday morning".

The Time Warp with Jerry Kraus makes its debut on 92.7FM TheDRIVE on Sunday, June 24.

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