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Vestal, NY 13850

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Ithaca, NY 14850

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WSKG Board of Trustees


Linda Biemer - Chairperson
Duane Spilde - Vice Chair
Carl Speicher - Secretary/Treasurer
Natasha Thompson - President & CEO

Anne C. Bailey
Carol Beechy, M.D.
Beth Bossong
Allen Buyck
Renata Dabrowska
Brenda Cave James
Rohan Jayasena
Tina Fernandez, Esq.
Rob de la Fuente
Dan Norton, Esq.
Dave Radin
Diana Riesman
Judy Siggins
Maria Strinni
Heather Struck
Darryl Wood

Board and committee meetings are open to the public.  Most meetings will be held via voice/video conferencing - please contact Phil Westcott for more specific information on how to join meetings. (607) 729-0100 x403 or pwestcott@wskg.org


These meetings generally take place every other month on the fourth Tuesday.

To begin at 5:30 PM:

  • August 22, 2023
  • October 24, 2023
  • December 19, 2023
  • February 27, 2024
  • April 23, 2024
  • June 25, 2024
  • August 27, 2024
  • October 22, 2024
  • December TBA


These meetings generally take place every other month on the third Wednesday.

To begin at 5:00 PM:

  • September 21, 2023
  • November 15, 2023
  • January 17, 2024
  • March 20, 2024
  • May 15, 2024
  • July 17, 2024
  • September 18, 2024
  • November 13, 2024


These meetings are usually held on the third or fourth Tuesday of the month.

To begin at 2:00 PM:

  • August 15, 2023
  • September 28, 2023
  • October 17, 2023
  • December 5, 2023
  • January 23, 2024
  • February 20, 2024
  • March 26, 2024
  • April 16, 2024
  • May 28, 2024
  • June 18, 2024
  • August 20, 2024
  • September 24, 2024
  • October 15, 2024
  • November 26, 2024
  • December 17, 2024


To begin immediately after the Finance/Audit committee adjourns (unless otherwise noted).

To begin at 2:30 PM:

  • August 15, 2023
  • September 26, 2023
  • October 17, 2023
  • November 28, 2023
  • December 16, 2023
  • January 23, 2024
  • February 20, 2024
  • March 26, 2024
  • April 16, 2024
  • May 28, 2024
  • June 18, 2024
  • August 20, 2024
  • September 24, 2024
  • October 15, 2024
  • November 26, 2024
  • December 17, 2024


    These meetings generally take place every other month on the first Wednesday. 

    To begin at 5:00 PM:

    • August 16, 2023
    • October 4, 2023
    • December 6, 2023
    • February 7, 2024
    • April 3, 2024
    • June 5, 2024
    • August 7, 2024
    • October 2, 2024
    • December 4, 2024


    These meetings generally take place quarterly on Wednesdays.

    To begin at 2:00 PM:

    • October 18, 2023
    • December 13, 2023
    • January 24, 2024
    • February 16, 2024
    • May 15, 2024
    • August 15, 2024
    • October 23, 2024


    These meetings generally take place every other month on the second Tuesday.

    To begin at 2:30 PM:

    • September 12, 2023
    • November 14, 2023
    • January 9, 2024
    • March 12, 2024
    • May 14, 2024
    • July 9, 2024
    • September 10, 2024
    • November 12, 2024


    Reasonable notice of all company Board of Trustees, Board Committee, and Advisory Board ”meetings”(1) will be made at least one week prior to the meeting.  The notices will appear on WSKG’s web page.

    The station will give advance notice of the fact that a regularly scheduled meeting, which is usually open to the public, will be “closed”(2) and the notice of the closing will be disseminated in the same manner as the notice of an open meeting.  If a meeting or portion of a meeting is closed to the public, a written statement containing an explanation of the reasons for closing the meeting will be made available to the public within a reasonable time thereafter or, in the alternative, the written explanation for a closed meeting will be made available to the public at the offices of WSKG or a copy of the explanation will be mailed to any person requesting one.

    Persons specifically requesting to be notified of meetings will be informed by letter, e-mail, facsimile, or phone at least one week prior to the meeting.

    At least once each quarter, the station will make on-air announcements for at least three consecutive days to explain the station’s open meeting policy and provide information about how the public can obtain information regarding specific dates, times, and locations.

    Copies of the minutes of all open meetings will be made available to the public upon request.  A reasonable charge to cover copying or mailing costs may be considered for this service.  If a member of the public wishes to inspect the minutes at the station, it would not be unreasonable to require an appointment be made with the station as long as the process is not burdensome to the public.

    (1) The term “meeting” means the deliberations of at least the number of members of a governing or advisory body, or any committee thereof, required to take action on behalf of such body or committee where such deliberations determine or result in the joint conduct or disposition of the governing or advisory body’s business, or the committee’s business, as the case may be, but only to the extent that such deliberations relate to public broadcasting.

    (2) The law provides exceptions to the open meeting requirement.  “Closed” sessions can be conducted to consider matters relating to individual employees, proprietary information, litigation, and other matters requiring the confidential advice of counsel, commercial or financial information obtained from a person on a privileged or confidential basis, or the purchase of property or services whenever the premature exposure of such purchase would compromise the business interests of WSKG.


    The WSKG Board of Trustees (“Board”) welcomes relevant constructive comment from the public at its meetings.  So that the process will be efficient and productive, the following protocol is established.

    A “Public Comment” line will be included in the agenda for regular Board of Trustees’ meetings which will be placed after all Committee Reports and before Trustee Comments.

    Public comments, and any matter submitted, where a response is requested from the Board must be in writing (e-mail is acceptable) and submitted to WSKG’s Chief Executive Officer at least five (5) business days prior to the next Board meeting.  All written responses will be reviewed by WSKG’s General Counsel and will be entered in the public file of the corporation.  The total time for public comments will be limited to twenty (20) minutes, with each person limited up to five (5) minutes. Priority recognition will be given to those persons who have not previously addressed the Board.

    Written inquiries sent to the Board, or comments made at Board meetings, must be relevant to the Board’s functions and responsibilities, i.e., station mission, policy, finances, strategic planning, and must not address issues to which the Board has responded in the previous nine (9) months, a determination of which will be made by the Chair.

    This policy is subject to cancellation or modification, at any time, in the discretion of the Board.

    This policy will be published on WSKG’s web site, will be available at WSKG’s front desk, and will be handed out to the public at Board meetings.

    WSKG’s management and staff are also available to hear and respond to public comments.  To submit a comment to WSKG directly, rather than the Board of Trustees, please click here.