Printable Program Guides for July 2016

We’ve stopped production and mailing of our Gamut program guide, preferring to put over $50,000 of annual resources directly into WSKG programs and services. For those who would prefer them, we provide these printable PDF guides. Radio Guide, WSKG and WSQX

WSKG HDTV condensed guide

WSKG DT-2, “World” condensed guide

WSKG DT-3, “Create” condensed guide

WSKG HDTV DAYTIME condensed guide





For Your To-Read List: New Books By Fantasy Author Joshua Palmatier


Joshua Palmatier is the author of several fantasy novels, and the co-founder of the small press Zombies Need Brains. He’s also about to have a very busy summer, with several books being released over the next couple of weeks, and another Kickstarter happening in August to fund three new anthologies from his small press. Erenthrall is a city powered by the mystical ley lines that thread through the world.  The ley is used to light the streets, heat homes, and power the transportation throughout the city and to the rest of the world beyond.  Kara is a Wielder, someone who can manipulate the ley and repair the lines when necessary.  Allan is a Dog, part of the brutal guard that keeps the ley under the strict control of the Baron and his Primes.  Both of their lives will be forever changed when a terrorist group called the Kormanley begins to attack the ley lines in an attempt to break the Baron’s stranglehold on the ley and bring them back into their natural alignment. The first book in the series is Shattering the Ley. The second book, Threading the Needle, will be released on July 5.

Arts Roundup: Fireworks Roundup, In The Heights, Pere Ubu and more


Chris Kocher, Entertainment Editor for the Press & Sun-Bulletin, the Elmira Star Gazette, and the Ithaca Journal, joins Crystal Sarakas to talk about some of the other arts events coming up in the region. Here’s a Great Performances episode from PBS on the Broadway smash In The Heights, now playing at the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca.

An Award-winning Photographer Displays his Work in Binghamton


The Orazio Salati Studio and Gallery is presenting the work of award-winning photographer Joel Nsadha for two months beginning on July 1. Joel Nsadha won Best Photograph from National Geographic for the photograph you see above.  He tells about winning that prize and his career as a photographer.


Photo credit: Joel Nsadha

Young Actors Gather to Perform a Classic Musical


Spare Productions is a group of college students who get together on breaks to make theatre. Their summer show is Kander and Ebb’s ‘Chicago’. We hear from the production pianist Canaan Harris and actress Brittany Miller, who plays Velma Kelly.


Photo credit: CharmaineZoe’s Marvelous Melange via Flickr

Oscar Barton

On January 1st, 1863, as the Civil War entered another hellish year, President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves in areas under rebellion and allowing the federal government to recruit African Americans into the Union Army, was enacted. At the time, thirty-year-old Oscar Barton was living in Vestal, New York. A descendent of free-blacks from Rhode Island, Barton’s grandfather had been a soldier during the American Revolution and Oscar would follow in his grandfather’s footsteps.

‘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. Links:
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WSKG’s Path Through History:
Tioga County Historical Society:

Photos Courtesy of:
Tioga County Historical Society
Library of Congress

Supernature Wild Flyers and how they are 'Defying Gravity'

A flying Paradise tree snake in Tenom, Borneo. photo: Jack Socha/BBC


Supernature Wild Flyers Defying Gravity airs on WSKG TV June 29, 2016 at 8pm. Explore the basic principles of flight to see how animals become airborne. From leapers to gliders, each creature has special techniques, but all must overcome the force of gravity. The sky is one of the world’s most challenging places to live, but across the planet an extraordinary range of animals do something we can only dream of – take to the air.

Celebrate Independence Day with 'A Capitol Fourth'

Join host Tom Bergeron for our country’s 240th birthday festivities, with performances by Smokey Robinson, Kenny Loggins, Gavin DeGraw, Cassadee Pope, Amber Riley, Jackie Evancho, Sutton Foster and the Broadway cast of ON YOUR FEET! with the NSO. A Capitol Fourth airs live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol before an audience of hundreds of thousands, millions at home and to our troops around the world via American Forces Network.  



A Capitol Fourth airs Monday, July 4, 2016 at 8:00 pm & 9:30 pm on WSKG TV.  

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Capital Concerts


WSKG Arts is proud to partner with The Roy H. Park School of Communications for a series of Arts & Culture Shorts. This segment profiles the long running Ithaca College singing organization, Ithacappella, and examines their efforts to bring all of their past singers back to commemorate the group’s 20th anniversary. Told thru interviews with both past and present members this arts segment shows how vital this organization has been to the Ithaca College community.

Produced by Roy H. Park School of Communications; Edited by Luke Harbur

Should Organs Be Sold?

POINT TAKEN airs on WSKG TV Tuesday June 28th, 2016 at 11pm

Everyday over 3,000 new patients are added to the kidney waiting list? @Point Taken’s next debate asks if organs should be sold. Tell us what you think.


Join the conversation online using by using the hashtag #PointTakenPBS 

Each week, POINT TAKEN debates a topic Americans care about. We deliver smart, interesting guests who can disagree without being disagreeable.