Ithaca College Filmmaker Juanito Sanchez

WSKG Arts is proud to partner with the students at the Roy H. Park School of Communications for a series of Arts & Culture Shorts. This piece looks at talented, young filmmaker Juanito Sanchez. Juanito attends Ithaca College and his story is told thru interviews and behind the scenes shots of his productions. His dedication and enthusiasm shines through, especially in the section where he describes how he came up with the name of his production company.

This segment was produced by Faith Meckley & Will Uhl

Teachers Invited to Free Back-to-School Event

WSKG invites teachers into our Studios for a Back-to-School themed Open House.  We’re opening our doors on Monday, August 29, 2016 from 9:00am-noon and Tuesday, August 30, 2016 from 1:00pm-3:00pm.  Meet with our Youth Focused and Science staff as we share the best educational content from WSKG and PBS! Fill your bag with classroom toolkits, bring your own device for on-site PBS LearningMedia training and app downloads, be the first to preview brand-new programs set to air during September’s PBS Spotlight Education week, and enjoy a cup of delicious coffee from our friends at Tom’s Coffee, Cards & Gifts and fresh-made doughnuts from the good folks at the Cider Mill. Be sure to visit our next door neighbor, The Teacher Center of Broome County, to help get your classroom ready with posters, Ellison die-cuts, laminating, and more!

My Wild Affair

My Wild Affair airs on WSKG TV August 24, 2016 at 8pm. Tune in to hear the story of ‘The Elephant Who Found A Mom’ showcasing the intense bond between Aisha, a baby elephant orphan, and her human foster parent is detailed. The story of Aisha, the baby elephant orphan, and Daphne Sheldrick, the woman who became her human foster parent. Their intense bond reaches a crisis point when Daphne leaves Aisha with a babysitter for a few days to attend her daughter’s wedding. Aisha believes she has lost Daphne for good and refuses to eat, leading to her death. Heartbroken, Daphne uses the lessons learned from Aisha’s short life to help her save more than 150 orphans over the next 40 years.

All Aboard the 'Dinosaur Train' for A-Z Fun

Travel on the Dinosaur Train with Buddy, Mom, and Tiny to gather all the dinosaurs in the “Dinosaurs A to Z'” song for a picnic at Troodon Town! Join the Pteranodon family as they reunite with some dinosaurs they’ve met before, and are introduced to new species, and learn about the classification of all 26 dinosaurs on the train. Dinosaur Train embraces and celebrates the fascination that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains while sparking an interest in life science, natural history, and paleontology. Episodes include: The Call of the Wild Corythosaurus; Fast Friends; One Small Dinosaur; Have You Heard About the Herd?; Dinos A to Z, Part 1, The Big Idea; Dinos A to Z, Part 2, Spread the Word; Dinos A to Z, Part 3, Classification; and Dinos A to Z, Part 4, A to Z Picnic and Solstice Time. Hop on board Monday, August 22, 2016 and Friday, August 26, 2016 at 11:00am with WSKG TV!

Printable Program Guides for September 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







Stamford Friends of Music present 'A Musical Banquet'


The Friends of Music of Stamford, NY welcome the Bacheler Consort for a Musical Banquet on Sunday, August 21 at 3pm in the Stamford United Methodist Church, 88 Main Street in Stamford.  Director Christopher Morrongiello tells about the music on the program and about Daniel Bacheler, the lutenist and composer who thrived during the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras.  We also hear about Bacheler’s association with a historical figure whose life came to a famously bad end. “The Bacheler Consort is named after the late-Elizabethan lute virtuoso Daniel Bacheler (1572–1619), a most imaginative composer of mixed consort music whose genius is becoming more widely known today. The Consort varies its ensemble size and instrumental lineup to offer a variety of music shows, from intimate recitals of lute music to fully-staged Jacobean masques and dramatic works. The Consort has been together since 2003 and has acquired a reputation for combining scholarly research with cutting-edge historical performance practice. It is in this alchemy that the Consort aspires to conjure up the more elusive aesthetics of Renaissance music-making.

DEC is Seeking Help Monitoring an Invasive Species

Asian Longhorned Beetle Photograph credit: Kenneth R. Law, USDA APHIS PPQ,

The Asian Longhorned Beetle showed up on New York City around 1996, likely hitching a ride in cargo containers. This pest is most destructive in its larval stage, according to the New York State DEC. This pest was collected on maple and horse chestnut trees by the New York City Parks and Recreation Department at Green Point in northern Brooklyn. It was initially identified by E. Richard Hoebeke of Cornell University. The Longhorned beetle is a pest found in China, Japan and Korea. This was the first detection of this pest in the United States.

A Chic Suburban Kitchen is the Setting for Bad Behavior


Chenango River Theatre is presenting Michelle Lowe’s dark, yet relentlessly funny play, ‘The Smell of the Kill’. “The story revolves around housewives Nicky, Molly, and Debra, marginal friends who have tolerated one another during once-a-month dinners for years. Nicky is married to an embezzler and is ready to kill for money.  Molly is married to a stalker and is ready to kill for more sex. Debra is married to an adulterer and is just ready to kill. While their unseen spouses practice putting in the dining room, the women exchange confidences for the first time, revealing chinks in all three marriages.  When a completely unlikely opportunity  presents itself, and gives each of them an opportunity to escape their marriages, one by one the women make their choices with more than a little help from one another.”

Art, Music, and Poetry Come Together for a Set of Performances and Viewings


SpoolMFG is presenting a set of showing of the art of Don Demauro, combined with the poems ‘Four Quartets’ by T.S. Eliot, and the Suites for Solo Cello by Johann Sebastian Bach played by cellist Hakan Tayga-Hromek.  Spool Mfg. is a contemporary art space committed to the existential, personal, social, and political dimensions of the contemporary moment. Spool Mfg. functions within a large 19th-century industrial site which accommodates exhibitions, installation, and performance at 140 Baldwin Street in Johnson City.


Photo credit: Inoyl via Flickr