Preview 'Doc Martin' Season 7

In the highly-anticipated DOC MARTIN VII, Martin Clunes reprises his role as Dr. Martin Ellingham, the G.P. with a brusque bedside manner and a phobia of blood. Heartbroken after Louisa’s (Caroline Catz) departure at the end of Season VI, the new series finds Martin ready to make some changes and win his family back. Also returning are Dame Eileen Atkins (Aunt Ruth), Selina Cadell (Mrs. Tishell), Ian McNeice (Bert Large), Joe Absolom (Al Large), John Marquez (PC Penhale), and Jessica Ransom (Morwenna). Guest stars include Tristan Sturrock (Saving Grace), Caroline Quentin (Jonathan Creek, Men Behaving Badly), and Sigourney Weaver (Alien). Doc Martin season 7 begins airing January, 30 at 9 pm on WSKG-TV.

All About the Holidays | Groundhog Day

Are we in for 6 more weeks of winter? We will find out on February 2! Teach early learners about Groundhog Day with PBS LearningMedia’s collection of K-3 resources related to Punxsutawney Phil and the science behind our changing seasons. Featuring videos, puzzles, and storyboards! Augment your classroom lessons with this festive collection of resources.

The Orgin of the Dog

(photo: Nancy Coddington)

On Point can be heard on WSQX weekdays from 10am-12pm. In this segment from On Point, we explore the origins of dogs. New research suggests maybe they did not come from wolves. We love dogs. Dogs seem to love us, and they’ve done very well by that.

Roots of Schizophrenia, Zebra Stripes, and Wind Chill

Plucking a sample from the Antarctic ice. The meteorites ANSMET finds may have fallen into the Antarctic snow thousands (if not millions) of years ago. The region’s katabatic winds scour away layers of ice, exposing these space rocks. Photo by Nina Lanza
Science Friday airs on WSQX January 29, 2016 from 2-4pm. In this episode, we venture to Antarctica in search of space rocks.

PBS KIDS Writers Contest is open

This contest is designed to promote the advancement of children’s reading skills through hands-on, active learning. It encourages children in grades K-3 in communities across the country to celebrate the power of creating stories and illustrations by submitting their own original pieces.  The contest extends the powerful tradition and annual success of the national “Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest.” In 2014, the WSKG Youth Writers Contest launched in an effort to offer older students a unique writing opportunity, too!  This local contest is open to students in grades 4, 5, and 6. PBS KIDS Writers Contest (K-3) Entry Form
PBS KIDS Writers Contest (K-3) Rules
WSKG Youth Writers Contest (4-6) Entry Form & Flyer

Submissions must be postmarked by April 29, 2016 and mailed to:

PBS Kids Writers Contest
c/o WSKG Public Media
Attn: J. Stapleton
601 Gates Road
Vestal, New York 13850

Abbie Gardner heads out on a solo journey


With the recently announced hiatus of the Americana group Red Molly, Abbie Gardner is heading out for a solo tour. She’ll perform for the first time at 6 on the Square in Oxford, NY, Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. She’ll be playing songs from her most recent CD, “Hope,” as well as new tunes she’s written since.

"Once on This Island" is a musical story-within-a-story


The Schorr Family Firehouse Stage turns into a Caribbean island as SRO Productions presents Stephen Flaherty’s musical Once on This Island. Director Scott Fisher and actress Mari Lewis, who plays one of the storytellers, talk about producing this musical fable in the round.  


Photo courtesy nuanc via Flickr

The Hundred Percent Club | #tbt

In 1925, IBM president Thomas J. Watson decided to honor the salesmen of his company who exceeded their sales goals by inducting them into what he called “The Hundred Percent Club”. The club’s first convention was held in Atlantic City, N.J and then at New York City’s famous Waldorf Astoria hotel until 1939. In 1940, the group’s size exceeded the hotel’s capacity and Watson decided to move the meeting to the hills above his plants in Endicott, NY. This 1948 photo shows the entrance to what became known as “tent city” where over 400 two-man tents equipped with telephones, electricity and baths were erected to house the honored salesmen.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

The EEO Public File Report is filed in WSKG’s public inspection file pursuant to Section 73.2080(c)(6) of the Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC”) rules for February 1, 2016 – January 31, 2017. YE 1-31-17 Full Recruitment Positions Filled
YE 1-31-17 Recruitment Sources
YE 1-31-17 Prong 3 Long-Term Initiatives