Nicknamed the Magic City, the Village of Endicott started as a planned village by the Endicott Land Company in 1900. Within 6 years, the new community was incorporated and included major factories built and operated by the Endicott Johnson Shoe Company. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIAXCl6LzYo

Funding provided by a grant from Empire State Development.


Taking its name from that lumbering process, in 1811 the Village of “Deposit” was formed in Delaware County. Years later the village absorbed neighboring Deansville, of Broome County. As a result, Deposit has the rare distinction of being located within two counties. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjssUVWm3sg

Funding provided by a grant from Empire State Development.

How Do All Those Bubbles Get Inside Champagne?

Science Friday shares how to celebrate this coming weekend. This New Year’s Eve, raise a glass—but instead of drinking your champagne, try watching it instead. You’ll see delicate trails of bubbles floating upward through the wine. We tracked down bubbleologists Dick Zare and Charles Bamforth to explain what these bubbles are made of, how they form, and how the fizz in champagne stacks up against beer foam. (Spoiler alert: Bamforth says he’ll be ringing in the New Year with an IPA.)

Bubbles form in your drink due to imperfections in the drinking container.


The drifting waters of the East and the West Branch of the Delaware River meet in the in heart of the village of Hancock in Delaware County. The community was settled shortly before the American Revolution and was founded on the strength of lumbering and rafting along the river. In the mid-19th century, French and German settlers also joined the early transplanted New Englanders who helped to create the town. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKjM-1011Hk

Funding provided by a grant from Empire State Development.

Printable Program Guides for January 2017

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






A historical marker stands on the banks of the Chenango River, at the site where Stephen Ketchum built a log cabin in 1792. Having traveled from Saratoga County to the Chenango River valley, Ketchum settled on land purchased by the State from the Oneida and Tuscarora people. A party of French refugees soon joined Ketchum and a settlement was formed. Originally known as “Hornsby,” the town was later renamed “Greene,” in honor of Nathanael Greene, a Continental Army general in the Revolutionary War. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHqMJaVxs3g

Funding provided by a grant from Empire State Development.


At the head of Keuka Lake in Steuben County sits the village of Hammondsport. Settled in 1796, it was first surveyed in 1808, by Judge Lazarus Hammond. Hammond saw potential in this new settlement, but growth was slow until the opening of the Crooked Lake Canal in 1833 allowed the community to be connected with the Erie Canal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odSFJY34RWQ

Funding provided by a grant from Empire State Development.

John Covelli Presents 'Beautiful Music for a Happy New Year'


Pianist John Covelli has been presenting a New Year’s Eve Concert for twenty years.  This year the hour-long 7pm concert at St. Patrick’s Church on Leroy Street in Binghamton features short works by J.S. Bach, Liszt, Beethoven, Debussy, and Ravel.  Of course no program by Mr. Covelli would be complete without some Chopin, Gershwin, and Gottschalk. For more information, call 607-729-3364. http://wskg.org/audio/1229covelli.mp3


Photo credit: eflon via Flickr


In 1785, Abel Kidder and his brother John traveled from western Massachusetts and settled in an area on the west branch of the Delaware River. Others soon followed, including Gideon Frisbee and Thomas Farrington. Frisbee converted his log house into a tavern to serve the growing settlement as well as travelers through the area. The community continued to grow and in 1798, the Town of Delhi was formed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6ynM-7FB8I

Funding provided by a grant from Empire State Development.