Binghamton Senators To Become Binghamton Devils

BINGHAMTON (WSKG) – Professional hockey in Binghamton will have a new look next year. “The New Jersey Devils will be bringing their American Hockey League development team to Binghamton and the Floyd L. Veterans Maines Veterans Memorial Arena will be their home,” said part-owner Tom Mitchell. New Jersey replaces Ottawa as the team’s NHL affiliate. Last year, Ottawa announced it would move its American Hockey League affiliate to Belleville, Ontario. At the time, Mitchell said the AHL guaranteed Binghamton would get a replacement team.

Women's Works Presents 'Unite and Sing'


Women’s Works of Ithaca presents a program of various kinds of music.  The unifying theme is that it is all music associated with Central New York.  The program includes Haudenosaunee music with guest soloist Theresa “Bear” Fox, Shaker music, and music of suffragists. Also the Ithaca Children and Youth Chorale sings arrangement of songs from Africa and the American West. We hear from ensemble members Kristen Park, Jennifer DeLapp Birkett, and Jennifer Lawrence Birnbaum. http://wskg.org/audio/0130womensworks.mp3


Photo credit: Women’s Works

The Race Underground

American Experience The Race Underground airs on WSKG-TV January 31, 2017 at 9pm


In the late 19th century, as America’s teeming cities grew increasingly congested, the time had come to replace the nostalgic horse-drawn trolleys with a faster, cleaner, safer, and more efficient form of transportation. Ultimately, it was Boston — a city of so many firsts — that overcame a litany of engineering challenges, the greed-driven interests of businessmen, and the great fears of its citizenry to construct America’s first subway. Based in part on Doug Most’s acclaimed non-fiction book of the same name, The Race Underground tells the dramatic story of an invention that changed the lives of millions.

Spy in the Wild, A NATURE Miniseries| Love

Spy In the Wild, A Nature Miniseries | Love airs on WSKG-TV February 1, 2017 at 8pm


In the most innovative production Nature has ever presented, this five-part series employs more than 30 animatronic spy cameras disguised as animals to secretly record behavior in the wild. These “spycams” reveal animals as having emotions and behavior similar to humans: specifically, a capacity to love, grieve, deceive, and invent. Among the featured Spy Creatures are: Spy Orangutan, Spy Croc Hatchling, Spy Meerkat, Spy Egret, Spy Tortoise, Spy Prairie Dog, Spy Macaw, Spy Sloth, Spy Cobra, Spy Bushbaby, Spy Squirrel, Spy Adelie, and Spy Baby Hippo. These robotic, uncanny look-alikes infiltrate the natural world to film surprising behavior among wildlife from around the globe. Spy Creatures explore the rarely seen emotions of animals, revealing if they are as strong and complex as our own.

What I'm Watching – January 30, 2017 to February 12, 2017

As the TV Program Manager for WSKG, I watch a lot of videos.  Here on wskg.org, I’ll share a glimpse at some of my favorite programs that WSKG will broadcast and video clips I think you should check out online. I hope you enjoy! And let me know what you think – tell us in the comments. — Stacey

Weeks of January 30, 2017 to February 12, 2017
Airing now…

'Being Poor: Real Stories of Poverty in 2017'

The Connect: NY series explores statewide issues of critical importance with monthly, one-hour panel discussions. This episode, ‘Being Poor: Real Stories of Poverty in 2017’, takes the viewer into the world of poverty to look at the choices both the urban and rural poor must make every single day. Watch this new episode on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 9:00pm. 
Join us as we uncover compelling and unexpected stories throughout New York State and the history and systemic forces influencing current realities. Connect: NY is produced by WCNY (Syracuse, NY) and aired in partnership with WSKG.

WSKG Remembers Mary Tyler Moore

She “turned the world on with her smile” on The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and countless movie roles. This special features dozens of classic clips plus comments from Betty White, Ed Asner, Valerie Harper, Cloris Leachman, Gavin MacLeod, John Amos, Carl Reiner, Dick Van Dyke, and Mary Tyler Moore herself. Plus, Oprah Winfrey recounts Mary Tyler Moore’s critical role in inspiring Oprah — and millions of others — as TV’s first independent career woman. WSKG will reair Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 5:30 pm. Here’s another preview of Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration 


Photo Credit: Courtesy of Pioneers of Television archives

Bob the Builder: Spaced

It’s an all-new season of Bob the Builder every Saturday morning at 7:00am on WSKG Create. And don’t forget to share photos or feedback of your students/kids with WSKG using hashtag #WSKGBuddingBuilders! Check out the episode description below for what’s in store this weekend! A Message from Space
Bob is building a radio telescope for Mei at the Observatory. Mei wants to test it by contacting her twin sister Lin on an orbiting space station.

Local Teens Share Hopes & Concerns for the Country


Students in Carrie Tracey’s English classes at Union-Endicott School District’s Tiger Ventures spent the fall semester discussing critical issues facing their community and the nation. Their ideas went into a writing assignment, part of Letters to the Next President 2.0, a project aimed at engaging youth ages 13-18 across the U.S.


Listen to this audio postcard produced by WSKG’s Sarah Gager, which highlights some of the ideas and voices of Tiger Ventures students that participated in Letters to the Next President 2.0.  

This visual slideshow offers additional insight into the experience that these local students had including diversity of expression – through full letters, photos, graphics, and focus statements – crafted by and with the students. Interested in trying something similar in your classroom? Check out this project overview and modify as needed.

Printable Program Guides for February 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

NOTE: WSKG has discontinued broadcasting the “World” channel February 1, in favor of adding the new 24/7 PBS Kids channel. If you are a WSKG supporter at $60 annually or higher, you qualify for WSKG Passport, the online video streaming service, which features many of the programs that have traditionally been broadcast on “World.” Find out more at www.wskg.org/passport. WSKG DT-2, “PBS Kids” condensed guide

WSKG DT-3, “Create” condensed guide

WSKG HDTV DAYTIME condensed guide



NOTE: WSKG has discontinued broadcasting the “World” channel February 1, in favor of adding the new 24/7 PBS Kids channel.