VESTAL, NY -WSKG public media (NPR and PBS) officially opened an office and radio studio in Ithaca today with the help of city and local leaders. The office has been open since May, but it took several months to get everything in place including a radio studio and signage.
The location, inside the historic Crescent Building at 217 North Aurora street, houses a small radio studio offices for WSKG Ithaca staff and a conference space. It serves as offices for WSKG’s full time Ithaca-based news reporter, business sponsorship coordinator and planned giving officer. All of them have been long time WSKG employees and all of them live in Ithaca.
WSKG radio will now be able to broadcast LIVE from Ithaca any time events warrant, with better sound quality from news reports that are filed from the Ithaca area. The studio will also serve as a location for WSKG and NPR guest interviews.
WSKG President and CEO Greg Catlin says, “Our supporters in Ithaca and Tompkins County have been vital to WSKG’s success for a long time and this is one small way of saying thank you. We’ve always been here, just not so visible. Now, we are. We want people to know we are part of this vibrant community.”
Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick says, “WSKG has been an important and contributing part of Ithaca’s downtown Tompkins counties cultural and news environment. Their new home at 217 North Aurora – in the heart of our growing downtown reflects their commitment to being accessible to the people of Ithaca. As mayor I can’t express enough how much I appreciate that.”
WSKG also has a limited number of WSKG Ithaca t-shirts to giveaway at the Ithaca office.
WSKG wishes to thank Toby Wollin and Darryl Wood whose generous support provided the Ithaca radio studio transformation and the t-shirts.
WSKG is 90.9 FM in Ithaca, 89.3 in Binghamton, 91.1 in Elmira-Corning, 91.7 in Oneonta, 105.9 in Cooperstown, 90.5 in Watkins Glen, 89.9 in Odessa and 88.9 in Hornell.
WSQX, WSKG’s sister station, is 92.1 FM in Ithaca, 91.5 in Binghamton, 88.1 in Greene and 90.7 in Corning.