About WSKG

WSKG is operated by WSKG Public Telecommunications Council, a private non-profit corporation chartered by the Board of Regents of the State University of New York in association with the New York State Department of Education, and provides a public educational telecommunications service under the governance of a Board of Trustees which is selected from the communities served by the Station. WSKG is a community licensee and is authorized by the FCC to operate television and radio broadcasting services. WSKG is located at 601 Gates Road, Suite 4, Vestal, NY 13850. WSKG provides a public broadcasting service to residents of the Station’s coverage area. To accomplish this WSKG produces programs locally and purchases programs from Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), American Public Television (APT), National Public Radio (NPR), and American Public Media, Public Radio International and others.

'Man of La Mancha' is a Musical whose Freshness Never Fades

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Half-Light Theatre present Joe Darion and Mitch Leigh’s timeless musical ‘Man of La Mancha’.  The novel ‘Don Quixote’ was written over 400 years ago, but the themes addressed in the novel are, in their comic way, timeless.  Similarly, the musical, which premiered in 1964, preserves the contrast of dark and light between the clumsy adventures of Don Quixote and the difficult life of Cervantes. http://wskg.org/audio/manchamix.mp3

 

Photo credit: Half-Light Theatre

True Farm to Table with Chef Vivian Howard in 'A Chef's Life'

A Chef’s Life goes inside the life of chef Vivian Howard, who, with her husband Ben Knight, left the big city to open a fine dining restaurant in small-town eastern North Carolina. Each episode follows Howard out of the kitchen and into cornfields, strawberry patches and hog farms as she hunts down the ingredients that inspire her seasonal menus. Using a chef’s modern sensibilities, she explores Southern cuisine, past and present — one ingredient at a time. A celebration of true farm to table food, the series combines the action and drama of a high-pressure business with the joys and stresses of family life. A Chef’s Life airs Saturday mornings at 10:30 am on WSKG TV.

A Choir of Cellos Performs New Music at Binghamton University

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The Binghamton University Music Department presents cello professor Zachary Sweet in a recital of music by Ligeti, Messiaen, and Brahms this Thursday evening in the Casadesus Recital Hall of the Fine Arts Building on the Binghamton University campus. Also on the program is the premier of a new work by Binghamton University composer Daniel Romberger. http://wskg.org/audio/zacharysweet.mp3

 

Photo credit: Binghamton University Music Department

Simeon Benjamin

Simeon Benjamin was born on Long Island in 1792. The son of a farmer, Benjamin opened his first business in 1812 and within a few years acquired a substantial amount of wealth. In 1835, Benjamin moved to Elmira, New York and began investing his fortune in the growing community. One of Benjamin’s most substantial investments was in Elmira College. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rumo8BSr98E

‘Uniquely New York’ is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Ithaca Jacobean Players

WSKG Arts is proud to partner with the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College for a series of Arts & Culture Shorts. This segment profiles the newly formed Ithaca Jacobean Players. While many drama groups will perform the works of Shakespeare, these students wanted to showcase what was popular in England after Shakespeare. Their story is told thru interviews with troupe members and exclusive footage of their first ever performance, John Webster’s “The Duchess of Malfi”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bXGxB8Ms6s

Produced by Tasheva Lee

Which WSKG Radio Host Are You? Take the Quiz!

Do you ever listen to WSKG or WSQX and think, “WOW, Bill Snyder and I could be twins!” Or maybe you say, “Geez, Crystal Sarakas could be my soulmate…” Here’s your chance to find out if that’s true! We proudly present the Which WSKG Radio Host Are You? Quiz.

Join WSKG for a Special Sneak Peek at Ken Burns's 'Jackie Robinson'

Join WSKG April 7 at 6:30PM, at our studio in Vestal, for a special sneak peek at the new documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns – JACKIE ROBINSON. We will be showing 40 minutes from the two-part, four-hour film. The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and an RSVP is required. Write to rsvp@wskg.org or call 607-729-0100. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqizYxTxnjI

JACKIE ROBINSON, is directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon, and will air April 11 and 12, at 9:00 p.m. on WSKG TV.

George F. Johnson

George F. Johnson moved to Binghamton New York in 1878 at the age of 23. The son of a career shoemaker, Johnson had learned well every facet of the shoemaking business. In 1899 he entered into a partnership with a wealthy investor from Boston, named Henry B Endicott. Together they formed the Endicott-Johnson shoe company and soon dominated the shoemaking industry in America. At its peak EJ shoes employed over twenty thousand workers and produce hundreds of thousands of shoes a day.