Annual Report 2011


As we wrap up the fiscal year, we want to share with you some of the many ways your generous support has made a difference, both here at WSKG and throughout our community.

Thanks to you, and others like you, WSKG received over $1.5M in membership donations and ended the year with over 11,000 members. Not only is that a 2% increase from the previous year, it is also the first increase in our membership since 2005. So thank you to all of those who decided to renew your membership to WSKG and to those who are our newest members.

It is these donations that enable us to serve our community by producing local content. Last year, WSKG produced Season 4 of our television show Expressions, featuring talented local artists and musicians. We also produced content featuring locally relevant issues, such as the technology and economy reports in WSKG Radio’s Innovation Trail and a four-part television series, Pathways to Understanding: Our Energy Future, on energy issues in the region.

In addition to producing substantial local content, WSKG conducted over 70 community events last year. Over 13,000 community members attended these events that ranged from Sid the Science Kid: WSKG Science in the Park for children to screenings and community discussions throughout the region of The Freedom Riders, a PBS documentary on the Civil Rights Movement.

So what’s in store for Fiscal Year 2012? On September 16th, a new classical series of Expressions began with Anastasia Rizikov, a remarkably talented 12-year-old pianist. This December, WSKG will premiere two original documentaries, Johnson and Watson, produced by WSKG’s Brian Frey. And throughout 2012, we will continue to produce new episodes of Community Conversation to explore topics of local interest and importance.

Every day, WSKG strives to make a difference in our community. Thank you for making our efforts possible.