A thousand thanks to our amazing supporters who helped make February's One-Day Wednesday a phenomenal success! We reached our $100,000 goal in just one day, and also announced Don Ellis from Trumansburg, New York as the winner of our iPad drawing. Contributors like You are WSKG, and we couldn't provide top-quality radio without your support!
Even more thanks to all of the WSKG and public broadcasting enthusiasts who made calls and sent letters and emails to their Representatives and Senators these past few weeks. Nationally, over 200,000 advocates sent more than 170,000 emails and made thousands of calls to Congress. We heard directly from Congressional offices that the phones were ringing off the hook – one office reported more than 1,000 calls in support of public broadcasting in a single day. More than half of all Americans use public media every month - if you're one of them, take action at 170millionamericans.org and write your Senator today!
WSKG Radio will begin March with broadcasts of our Expressions Classical Series performances on Tuesdays, starting with The Efthimiou Four on March 1st @ 9:00pm. We'll celebrate Women’s History Month with four programs from What’s the Word?. The half-hour shows will air at 1:00pm on Tuesday, March 8th and March 22nd. Plus, listen for five new episodes from RadioLab beginning Thursday, March 24th!
March 2nd is Read Across America Day in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday. Kids will celebrate literacy and the joy of books, as well as the life and work of Dr. Seuss. Join in the fun with WSKG TV for a marathon of The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That! starting at 8:00am with two brand new episodes!
Also on March 2nd, our Education and Outreach department will host a special WSKG Day pre-party before Sesame Street Live at the Clemens Center in Elmira, New York. Tickets to our pre-party sold out, but visit our site for a $3 discount for the Elmira show on March 2nd or the March 26th show at the Binghamton Forum!
Later in the month, we will very excitedly host two members of Celtic Thunder in our studio on the evening of March 15th! The guys will appear at a Meet & Greet, including intimate studio seating for their solo performances. WSKG TV will be home to friends old and new throughout the month. Manager of Membership and Special Events, Amy Wielunski, recommends Great Performances: Billy Joel: The Shea Stadium Concert at 10:00pm on March 5th and Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert at O2 at 7:00pm on March 6th. Carol Young, Assistant Director of Development, will tune in for Suze Orman: Money Class at 8:00pm on March 8th and Extraordinary Journey - Irish: Two Nations One Heart at 8:00pm on March 16th. Programming & Traffic Manager Stacey Mosteller looks forward to Celtic Thunder: Heritage at 8:00pm on March 15th and Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Birth of Rock Theater at 8:00pm on March 13th - Check out Stacey's picks for tickets to local concerts by these artists!
WSKG's Senior Management Team and a handful of WSKG Radio personalities hit the road on March 16th for a special event at Kendal at Ithaca. We'll highlight some of our Ithaca-based programs and partnerships, including Ithaca Community Radio. We look forward to hearing comments and suggestions from a great audience there!
Finally, on March 25th, WSKG will host an Innovation Conversation at the “We Live NY Summit” at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. The conference showcases how young people have found purpose and are making progress in New York. Part of the Innovation Trail, the program will broadcast April 5th on WSKG Radio!
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