New York State Trooper Killed Near Corning

A New York state trooper was killed responding to a domestic call in the Town of Erwin, Steuben County.

Watch: Senate Intel Hearing On Worldwide Threats

The FBI director and several top intelligence leaders are testifying on Capitol Hill about worldwide threats. The Senate Intelligence Committee, which is holding the hearing, is also conducting an inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Watch the proceedings live.

WSKG Fulfills Heartfelt Commitment To Support Community Radio In The Catskills

WSKG Public Media, one of the oldest and most celebrated educational broadcasters in New York State, and the licensee of WIOX Community Radio since 2014 when it acquired the station from the Town of Roxbury, has announced plans to turn over the WIOX license to WIOX, Inc., a local coalition of community leaders and educators, pending FCC approval. The transfer is expected to be concluded sometime in April. “It’s been four exceptional years with WIOX as part of the WSKG family,” said Greg Catlin, WSKG President and CEO. “WIOX is so vibrant! And now that it’s clearly a sustainable local enterprise, independent ownership is only natural.”

“The initial goal back in ’14 was to provide some critical back-office services to support the innovative programs on WIOX, all live and local, reflecting the unique interests and talents of the region, and to see if the station could remain viable and valuable to the communities we serve,” said WIOX station manager and co-founder Joe Piasek, referring to the WSKG partnership.

We Are Seeking Music Submissions for a New Radio Feature

Calling all musicians! WSKG is working on a news program and in need of theme music. The program is about the movement of poverty: the moves people need to make for food, healthcare, housing, and the challenge of obtaining upward mobility. If you or your band has a composition you feel would fit the mood of this program, please email us at MSandreczki@wskg.org. Submissions are due by Friday, Feb.

Examine a Movement with “Beyond #MeToo” Starting January 22 at 8pm

Sexual harassment and gender discrimination have been met with a grassroots response in the #MeToo moment. On January 22-25 from 8-9pm, WSKG will be broadcasting the program “Beyond #MeToo” produced by WNYC. The series comprises four one-hour conversations focused on what we need to do as a society to remedy widespread sexual harassment. The four night broadcast event will cover the workplace, corrective responses, how we are raising and educating our children in this environment and how men can play a role in the solution. This hour will be driven by deep interview and conversation among hosts and guests.