Free-Range Folk with Crystal Sarakas is a weekly two-hour program featuring the best in new and traditional folk, americana, indie and bluegrass. You’ll hear everything from Mumford and Sons to Dolly Parton, and hear regional favorites like Joe Crookston, Driftwood, The Slambovian Circus of Dreams, Milkweed and more. Free-Range Folk, Saturday night at 8 p.m. on WSKG Public Radio, streaming online at WSKG.ORG and available for on-demand listening online after the program!
If you’re a performer who would like to send us your CD for airplay, please send the CD and infosheet to:
WSKG Public Radio
Attn: Crystal Sarakas
601 Gates Road
Vestal, NY 13850
Thanks for listening!
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About the Host
Crystal Sarakas, host of WSQX News programming and radio producer, joined WSKG in 1998. Over the course of her career at WSKG, Crystal has produced numerous classical, folk and new age music programs. She produced and hosted the live bi-weekly show Community Conversation, a public affairs program featuring local guests (scholars, activists, politicians, citizens, etc.) discussing issues of local, regional, national and international importance. She also produced and hosted the weekly new age program Soundscape for more than 15 years, and was the co-host of Artist Cafe from 2014-2016.
Ms. Sarakas has won several awards from the Associated Press for her work on Community Conversation. In 2015, she received a national award from PRNDI for her piece on a local World War II veteran.
She hosts middays on WSQX, produces special reports for WSKG News, and is the host of Free-Range Folk on WSKG Public Radio.