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

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.

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.

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?

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.

Commenting & Discussion Policy

WSKG encourages community dialogue and welcomes your thoughts and comments, and hopes to host energetic, civil online conversation. This is the official discussion policy for everyone participating in WSKG’s social networking tools. All participants in WSKG.org’s social networking features, story/blog commenting, and other forums are required to follow these rules, in addition to the Terms of Use. AS YOU POST, PLEASE KEEP THE FOLLOWING IN MIND:

Try to be as clear and concise as possible. Keep your comments/questions focused on the topic at hand.

Annual Report + Local Content and Service Report to the Community 2014

Thanks to the hard work and contributions of countless volunteers, members, and community partners, 2014 was a memorable year at WSKG. With consideration of input from our community and the changing landscape of communication and media, we made a few changes to the way WSKG operates and delivers content to our listeners and viewers. The year 2014 marked a year of reorganizing with a focus on four areas of public interest – history, arts, news and youth. Our goal was to connect our listeners and viewers to national and local items of interest through both traditional and emerging digital delivery systems and, by doing so, make a positive impact on the community and your quality of life. Thanks to your support, WSKG was also able to increase its service in new communities.

Local Content and Services Report to the Community 2013

WSKG strives to be a trusted partner, enriching the lives of the children, families and communities we serve. We value diversity, creativity, integrity, courage, transparency, accountability, open mindedness and responsiveness. These values are at the heart of what defines us as an organization serving our community since 1968. In 2013, WSKG provided these key local services: Arts & Culture programming that pays tribute to the talent of local artists in the Southern Tier of New York. Programs that offered a venue for individuals to gather and engage in civil dialogue about topics of interest in our communities.

Annual Report 2013

Thank you! You’ve made a difference. Your support and generosity made it possible for us to impact the lives of many children and families that reside in the communities we serve. This past year your financial support and enthusiasm for our mission helped children foster a love of reading and storytelling, inspired youth to be curious about the fascinating world of science, and encouraged teens to think about the benefits of graduating high school. We continued our successful Let’s Polka!

Local Content and Services Report to the Community 2012

WSKG strives to be a trusted partner, enriching the lives of the children, families and communities we serve. We value diversity, creativity, integrity, courage, transparency, accountability, open mindedness and responsiveness. These values are at the heart of what defines us as an organization serving our community since 1968. In 2013, WSKG provided these key local services: Arts & Culture programming that pays tribute to the talent of local artists in the Southern Tier of New York. Programs that offered a venue for individuals to gather and engage in civil dialogue about topics of interest in our communities.

Annual Report 2012

As we look forward to a new fiscal year at WSKG, we wanted to take a moment to say thanks to all of you who support WSKG and make us a part of your daily lives. Without you, the past year’s successes would not have been possible – and there were many! I’d like to touch on a few of those. WSKG produced 25 new television programs – all locally-produced content. These included twelve new episodes of Expressions, six new episodes of Let’s Polka!, and three (yes, three!) new historical documentaries, Watson, Johnson and Agnes: The Flood of ’72.

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.

Local Content and Service Report to the Community 2011

WSKG strives to be a trusted partner; enriching the lives of the children, families and communities we serve. We value diversity, creativity, integrity, courage, transparency, accountability, open mindedness and responsiveness. These values are at the heart of what defines us as an organization serving our community since 1968. In 2011, WSKG provided these key local services: Arts & Culture programming that pays tribute to the talent of local artists in the Southern Tier of New York. Free educational outreach events and professional development workshops.

Annual Report 2007

Welcome to our mini-Annual Report. The goal of this report is to highlight the 2007 fiscal year’s accomplishments and preview our plans for this year. Providing an Annual Report is just our first step in an effort to better inform you of the activities that you make possible at your local public broadcasting station. We hope you find the report informative. But before you review the report, we’d like to thank you for supporting WSKG.