Public Inspection Files

Here are links to the WSKG’s public inspection files, all of which are online files hosted, as required, on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) website. TELEVISION
 WSKG-TV, WSKA

RADIO
 WSKG-FM, WSQX-FM, WSQG-FM, WSQE, WSQA, WSQC-FM, WSQN

Frequencies and Channels for WSKG TV, radio stations WSKG and WSKG Classical

Where to find radio stations WSKG, WSKG Classical, WSKG HD TV, PBS Kids, Create and World. Radio or TV station off the air? Report here. TV & Radio coverage area map
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WSKG
Trusted News, Thoughtful Conversations (schedule)

89.3fm   Binghamton (HD radio: WSKG Classical is heard on HD2)
91.1fm   Corning, Elmira (HD radio: WSKG Classical is heard on HD2)
88.7fm   Hornell (HD radio: WSKG Classical is heard on HD2)
90.9fm   Ithaca (HD radio: WSQX is heard on HD2)
89.9fm   Odessa
91.7fm    Oneonta
90.9fm   Watkins Glen
WSKG Classical
Music and More (schedule)

91.5    Binghamton
105.9  Cooperstown
90.7    Corning
88.1    Greene, Norwich
92.1     Ithaca
(WSKG Classical is also heard on the HD2 signal of several WSKG repeaters… see above)

Both WSKG and WSKG Classical are streaming live 24/7 from WSKG.org here.

Major Gifts Officer

WSKG Public Media TV and Radio in Binghamton, New York, has an immediate opening for a Major Gifts Officer. This person is responsible for ensuring that the organization’s systems and procedures support major gift cultivation and retention. It will be the efforts you undertake planning, coordinating, and implementing major donor activities that develop donors and contributions in support of WSKG. Under your care, accountability and compliance standards for donors and funding will be maintained. You will report to the Director of Development and Marketing and work closely with development and marketing staff to enhance all aspects of fundraising.

Director of Development & Marketing

Are you creative, outgoing, organized, with a flair for fundraising and a passion for public broadcasting? Do you thrive on meeting goals and deadlines? WSKG Public Media TV and Radio in Binghamton, New York, has an immediate opening for a Director of Development and Marketing. This person is the chief fundraising officer for our organization, and oversees a staff that includes major gifts, membership, planned giving, promotion, business and non-profit sponsorship, audience services and digital efforts. You should demonstrate outstanding writing and communication skills.

Reporter/Producer

WSKG’s educational services, community engagement initiatives, television stations, radio stations, and website combined reach over 600,000 people living in a 21-county area. With a focus on both local and national news, arts, history, science, and youth content, WSKG is dedicated to the community it serves, and to the pursuit of innovation and excellence. Find out more about WSKG by visiting http://www.wskg.org and searching “local content report.” WSKG is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Job Description

The Reporter/Producer is responsible producing balanced and engaging news and public affairs content on issues of local and regional interest for broadcast on radio, television and web platforms in fulfillment of the station’s mission and in adherence with high journalistic and ethical standards. In this position, you will report to the Director of News and Public Affairs Content, and:

Use investigative techniques to gather, analyze, interpret and report news, producing written stories, features, enterprise reports, and spots for news and public affairs programing.

Executive Assistant & HR Manager

WSKG’s educational services, community engagement initiatives, television stations, radio stations, and website combined reach over 600,000 people living in a 21-county area. With a focus on both local and national news, arts, history, science, and youth content, WSKG is dedicated to the community it serves, and to the pursuit of innovation and excellence. Find out more about WSKG by reading its annual report. WSKG is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Job Description
This position is responsible for overseeing the Human Resources function, and for providing executive administrative support to the President & CEO, both in fulfillment of the station’s mission.

Broadcast Engineer

WSKG’s educational services, community engagement initiatives, television stations, radio stations, and website combined reach over 600,000 people living in a 21-county area. With a focus on both local and national news, arts, history, science, and youth content, WSKG is dedicated to the community it serves, and to the pursuit of innovation and excellence. Find out more about WSKG by reading its annual report. WSKG is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Job Description
This position is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the radio and television studio and transmitter facilities including terminal, computer, networks, administrative computing systems, STL equipment, and mechanical and electrical systems located at those facilities, as well as for the application of system analysis techniques and procedures to determine hardware, software or system functional specifications.

Public Reports & Policies

Annual Reports to the Community We Love to Serve
Through the efforts of many community partners, the hard work of dozens of volunteers, the generosity of supporters, and the tireless dedication of staff, 2016 was a banner year for WSKG. WSKG was founded by the community, for the community—to educate, inform, and entertain. The intelligent programming we offer and the services we provide improve the quality of life in Upstate New York and Northern Pennsylvania. Our goal at WSKG is to increase services to our community year after year. In 2016 we premiered a new local history documentary, Harvest; increased our investment in local news coverage with a new reporter; refocused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education; helped more students on the path to graduation with the American Graduate project; and introduced the Catskills to great new programming on WIOX.

Diversity & Inclusion

GOAL
WSKG’s diversity goal, including its hiring goal, is to cultivate and preserve a culture of diversity and inclusion throughout the organization, from its employees, Boards, and volunteers to its programming and community outreach initiatives. To achieve that goal, WSKG will annually comply with the initiatives outlined in the following statement.  
STATEMENT
WSKG Public Telecommunications Council (WSKG) values diversity and recognizes it as essential to any collaboration achieving its full potential.  WSKG is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion throughout the organization, from its employees, Boards, and volunteers to its programming and community outreach initiatives.  WSKG defines diversity as varied individual and collective perspectives, often resulting from differences in, but not limited to, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, physical abilities, gender identity and expression, and socioeconomic status.

Radio/News Advisory Panel

Meetings of WSKG’s Radio/News Advisory Panel are held at WSKG, 601 Gates Road, Vestal, NY 13850. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.  

Current members of WSKG’s Radio/News Advisory Panel are as follows:

Sharon Ball
Kathleen Blaine
Harry Graves
Jim Johnson
David Stafford
Jim Weiss

Questions about WSKG’s Radio/News Advisory Panel may be directed to ccompton@wskg.org or by calling 607.729.0100 x339.

From President & CEO Greg Catlin

Funding for public media is once again being targeted for elimination as it has been at different times in the past. The just-released White House budget eliminates funding to (among others) the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. We need your help to keep federal funding intact. There is strong bipartisan support for public broadcasting in Congress and among voters in every region of the country, including the 21 counties in New York and Pennsylvania served by WSKG. But, we can’t take that support for granted.

Tax Forms

Annual Financial Report FY16 (Radio)
Annual Financial Report FY16 (TV)
Audited Financial Statements FY16
IRS Form 990

Please contact Rebecca Vytlacil at 607-729-0100 x373 for assistance with our online public inspection files, or to request copies of annual financial reports filed with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).

Management Reports – 2016

For every meeting of the Board of Trustees, management reports on activities that have taken place in fulfillment of the following three organizational goals:

Goal 1: Implement new organizational focus on four content focus areas, or Content Verticals, of Arts & Culture, News & Public Affairs, History & Heritage, and Youth Focused. Goal 2: Develop funding models to support the Content Verticals content development and programming. Goal 3: Connect community with our programming and services. Read the 2016 management reports:

February 2016 – Management Report

April 2016 – Management Report

June 2016 – Management Report

August 2016 – Management Report

October 2016 – Management Report

December 2016 – Management Report

Management Reports – 2015

For every meeting of the Board of Trustees, management reports on activities that have taken place in fulfillment of the following three organizational goals:

Goal 1: Implement new organizational focus on four content focus areas, or Content Verticals, of Arts & Culture, News & Public Affairs, History & Heritage, and Youth Focused. Goal 2: Develop funding models to support the Content Verticals content development and programming. Goal 3: Connect community with our programming and services. Read the 2015 management reports:
February 24, 2015
May 5, 2015
June 23, 2015
August 25, 2015
October 29, 2015
December 8, 2015

Annual Report to the Community 2016

Through the efforts of many community partners, the hard work of dozens of volunteers, the generosity of supporters, and the tireless dedication of staff, 2016 was a banner year for WSKG. WSKG was founded by the community, for the community—to educate, inform, and entertain. The intelligent programming we offer and the services we provide improve the quality of life in Upstate New York and Northern Pennsylvania. Our goal at WSKG is to increase services to our community year after year. In 2016 we premiered a new local history documentary, Harvest; increased our investment in local news coverage with a new reporter; refocused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education; helped more students on the path to graduation with the American Graduate project; and introduced the Catskills to great new programming on WIOX.

WSKG Public Media Names New President & CEO

WSKG is pleased to announce that its Board of Trustees has selected Mr. Greg Catlin as its next President and CEO. Mr. Catlin will join WSKG on December 5, 2016.  From a field of 58 applicants, Mr. Catlin was the unanimous choice of the Board.  Mr. Catlin will work with staff and the Board of Trustees in developing new programing and education projects, expanding the local news and its online presence, and in creating more visibility for the station. Mr. Catlin was formerly the general manager of WBNG-TV in Binghamton, New York where he spent nearly 34 years of his career.  While at WBNG, Mr. Catlin rose through the ranks from news reporter to news anchor, to news director, to vice president of news, and eventually to General Manager. “We are excited to find that the best candidate was also a local candidate” said Katherine A. Fitzgerald, Chair of the WSKG Search Committee.  “We believe that Mr. Catlin is the right person to lead our station in expansion of our local news coverage, to increase support for our local history productions, and to continue to move all our programing to the various digital platforms.”

WSKG Public Media Names New President & CEO

WSKG is pleased to announce that its Board of Trustees has selected Mr. Greg Catlin as its next President and CEO. Mr. Catlin will join WSKG on December 5, 2016.  From a field of 58 applicants, Mr. Catlin was the unanimous choice of the Board.  Mr. Catlin will work with staff and the Board of Trustees in developing new programing and education projects, expanding the local news and its online presence, and in creating more visibility for the station. Mr. Catlin was formerly the general manager of WBNG-TV in Binghamton, New York where he spent nearly 34 years of his career.  While at WBNG, Mr. Catlin rose through the ranks from news reporter to news anchor, to news director, to vice president of news, and eventually to General Manager. “We are excited to find that the best candidate was also a local candidate” said Katherine A. Fitzgerald, Chair of the WSKG Search Committee.  “We believe that Mr. Catlin is the right person to lead our station in expansion of our local news coverage, to increase support for our local history productions, and to continue to move all our programing to the various digital platforms.”

WSKG Management Reports on Station Activities

Management offers these written reports to trustees at their board meetings.  These reports detail activities that have taken place in fulfillment of goals identified as organizational priorities. February 2017 – Management Report
2016
2015
2014
2013

About WSKG

WSKG is operated by WSKG Public Telecommunications Council, a private non-profit corporation chartered by the Board of Regents of the State University of New York in association with the New York State Department of Education, and provides a public educational telecommunications service under the governance of a Board of Trustees which is selected from the communities served by the Station. WSKG is a community licensee and is authorized by the FCC to operate television and radio broadcasting services. WSKG is located at 601 Gates Road, Suite 4, Vestal, NY 13850. WSKG provides a public broadcasting service to residents of the Station’s coverage area. To accomplish this WSKG produces programs locally and purchases programs from Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), American Public Television (APT), National Public Radio (NPR), and American Public Media, Public Radio International and others.

Which WSKG Radio Host Are You? Take the Quiz!

Do you ever listen to WSKG or WSQX and think, “WOW, Bill Snyder and I could be twins!” Or maybe you say, “Geez, Crystal Sarakas could be my soulmate…” Here’s your chance to find out if that’s true! We proudly present the Which WSKG Radio Host Are You? Quiz.

Annual Report + Local Content and Service Report to the Community 2015

READ THE FULL REPORT: Annual Report + Local Content and Service Report to the Community 2015

When we reflect on the achievements presented in the following pages, it’s clear that WSKG’s story begins with you. You deserve the best programming possible. Programming that isn’t driven by commercial interests. Programming that celebrates the diversity and creativity of our unique communities and makes you proud to support your local public media station, WSKG. Together, we’ve accomplished so much this past year.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

The EEO Public File Report is filed in WSKG’s public inspection file pursuant to Section 73.2080(c)(6) of the Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC”) rules for February 1, 2016 – January 31, 2017. YE 1-31-17 Full Recruitment Positions Filled
YE 1-31-17 Recruitment Sources
YE 1-31-17 Prong 3 Long-Term Initiatives

Independent Producers’ Guidelines

Criteria for Programs
This guide is designed to assist you in understanding some of the criteria on which WSKG reviews local programming. It is helpful if you have answered most, if not all, of these criteria in advance of presenting your project idea or completed program to WSKG. WSKG’s production and programming priorities:

New York State and Pennsylvania stories (bonus with a national interest)
Education and Life-Long Learning
Arts and Entertainment
Health and Fitness
Science and Agriculture
Diversity and Social Issues

WSKG places special emphasis on project ideas that relate to the WSKG service area of Upstate New York and Pennsylvania’s Northern Tier – their land, history and people. WSKG’s criteria for evaluating proposals:

Does the program fit within and further WSKG’s Mission? Is there a need for this type of program?

Caption & Reception Issues

Caption Issues

Reception Issues
 

 
Caption Issues
 
CLOSED CAPTION QUALITY CERTIFICATION
All programming provided by WSKG Public Media (“WSKG”) complies with the closed captioning requirements established by the Federal Communications Commission as embodied in 47 C.F.R. § 79.1, including regulations concerning closed captioning quality. Programming provided by PBS complies with these regulations by either: (i) satisfying the caption quality standards set forth in 47 C.F.R. § 79.1(j)(2); (ii) adopting and following the “Video Programmer Best Practices” set forth in 47 C.F.R. § 79.1(k)(1); or (iii) being subject to one or more of the captioning exemptions set forth in 47 C.F.R. § 79.1(d), including programming for which the audio is in a language other than English or Spanish and that is not scripted programming that can be captioned using the “electronic news room” technique; interstitial material, promotional announcements, and public service announcements that are 10 minutes or less in duration; and/or programming that consists primarily of non-vocal music. REPORT A CLOSED CAPTION ISSUE
Please make sure that your feedback includes all of the information required by the Federal Communications Commission:

Your name, postal address, and other contact information, such as telephone number or e-mail address; The name, postal address, website, or e-mail address of the video programming distributor and/or video programming owner against which a complaint is made, and information sufficient to identify the particular video programming involved; Information sufficient to identify the software or device used to view the program; The date and time of the incident, and a statement of the facts sufficient to show that the video programming distributor and/or video programming owner has violated the requirements; The specific relief sought; The preferred format or method of response to the feedback. Please contact our captioning hotline or fill out the Caption Issue form:

Phone: 607-729-0100, extension 350

Fax: 607-729-7328

Mail:
Stacey Mosteller
WSKG Public TV
Suite 4
601 Gates Road
Vestal, NY 13850

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Reception Issues
Having trouble receiving WSKG over the airwaves?

WSKG Logos and Logo Use Guide

Please find four versions of our logo for your organization’s use below. Please review our Logo Use Guide before downloading or using the logos. The proper use of the WSKG logo is essential in order to ensure consistent corporate identity and strengthen its overall impact. The logo must not be altered in any way, redrawn, embellished, or recreated. Variations are not permitted.

Management Reports – 2014

For every meeting of the Board of Trustees, management reports on activities that have taken place in fulfillment of the following three organizational goals:

Goal 1: Implement new organizational focus on four content focus areas, or Content Verticals, of Arts & Culture, News & Public Affairs, History & Heritage, and Youth Focused. Goal 2: Develop funding models to support the Content Verticals content development and programming. Goal 3: Connect community with our programming and services. Read the 2014 management reports:
Management Report – October 2014
Management Report – August 2014
Management Report – June 2014
Management Report – April 2014
Management Report – February 2014
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Management Reports – 2013

For every meeting of the Board of Trustees, management reports on activities that have taken place in fulfillment of the following three organizational goals:

Goal 1: Implement new organizational focus on four content focus areas, or Content Verticals, of Arts & Culture, News & Public Affairs, History & Heritage, and Youth Focused. Goal 2: Develop funding models to support the Content Verticals content development and programming. Goal 3: Connect community with our programming and services. Read the 2013 management reports:
Management Report – December 2013
Management Report – October 2013
Management Report – August 2013
Management Report – June 2013
Management Report – May 2013
Management Report – March 2013
Management Report – January 2013

Contact Us

We’d like to hear from you! If you are having issues with receiving our TV or Radio signal, please fill out this form. If you are having issues with closed captions, please fill out this form. Other question or comment? Fill out the “Contact WSKG” form below to send us an email.