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WSKG Listened To Patrons, Brought Back Classical Music
from GREG CATLIN

WSKG Listened To Patrons,

Brought Back Classical Music

WSKG President/CEO Greg Catlin briefed supporters at the Cooperstown library on the new format. At left are Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh Kuch and Marge Landers; at right is Carol Beechy, who represents the area on Catlin’s board. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

To the Editor:

Here at WSKG, we value your patience as we transitioned our radio stations in February. Since the switch we have heard from many of you about your listening preferences and desires.

When we made the programming switch, 105.9 in Cooperstown remained WSKG News programming, with the understanding that was not necessarily a final decision.  WSKG’s 91.7 FM, Oneonta, changed from classical music to an all-talk format.

We wanted to hear your opinions. A survey before our programming changes showed members in Cooperstown preferred news programming 2 to 1 over music.  Another survey after the switch shows members evenly split between news and music.

We know that because of the nature of broadcasting, there will always be listeners in Cooperstown unhappy with either decision.

So, to reflect the intensely musical nature of the Cooperstown community, WSKG began broadcasting WSKG Classical Music (WSQX) on 105.9 at noon on Thursday, April 18.

WSKG News will still be available via streaming at wskg.org, through our mobile App (https://wskg.org/uncategorized/wskg-app/) and through “smart” speakers like Amazon’s Alexa device.

Many parts of Cooperstown can also receive WSKG News on 91.7 from Oneonta.

Cooperstown is the ONLY location where WSKG can switch the radio programming on our stations. To be clear, it cannot be switched throughout the day or different days. It has to be one station or the other permanently.

Our listeners spoke out. We listened. Your continuing support is vital to WSKG Classical being a part of the Cooperstown community.

GREG CATLIN

President & CEO

WSKG Public Media

Binghamton

Little Delaware Youth Ensemble Enjoys 18th Season

3-County Youth Ensemble

In Midsts Of 18th Season

Violinist Katherine Chernyak, Sidney, center, plays with the Delaware Youth Ensemble this afternoon at Hartwick College’s Anderson Center, part of the orchestra’s 18th season. Under the direction of Uli Speth, the orchestra, made up of young players from Delaware, Otsego and Chenango counties, performed selections from Bach, Chopin, Holst and Villanueva. Their next performance will be at 3 p.m. Feb 4 at United Ministry Church in Delhi. The event is free and open to the public. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, SEPT. 1
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, SEPT. 1

Balloons In The Park

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BALLOON FEST – 5-9 p.m. Enjoy an evening of food, music, hot air balloons with Fabulous Friday. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. Call (607)432-2941 or visit www.facebook.com/BalloonGlowFest/

ART RECEPTION – 5-8 p.m. Art exhibit with Anthony Hanakovic “The Baroque Period Revisited” working in Oil Painting, Etchings, Aquatints; Judith Lamb “Organic Matter, The Cycle of Life,” Oil Paintings; James Nefsey “Myths and Ancient Memories” photographs. On display thru 9/17. Community Arts Network of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call (607) 432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org/calendar/

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