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Vestal, NY 13850

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Ithaca, NY 14850

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WSKG Board of Trustees


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

Anne C. Bailey
Carol Beechy, M.D.
Elizabeth Bossong
Brenda Cave James
Barbara Ellis
Tina Fernandez, Esq.
Rob de la Fuente
Hon. Ferris Lebous 
Daniel Norton, Esq.
Judy Siggins
Duane Spilde
Heather Struck
Darryl Wood
Heather M. Cornell, Esq.  (Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP) WSKG General Counsel

Board and committee meetings are open to the public.  Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all meetings will be held via voice/video conferencing - please contact Jodie Gibson for more specific information on how to join meetings. (607) 729-0100 x357 or jgibson@wskg.org


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

To begin at 5:30 PM:

  • August 15, 2022
  • October 25, 2022
  • December 27, 2022 (move to December 13th?)
  • February 28, 2023
  • April 25, 2023
  • June 27, 2023 (annual meeting)
  • August 22, 2023
  • October 24, 2023
  • December 26, 2023


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

To begin at 5:00 PM:

  • September 21, 2022
  • November 16, 2022
  • January 18, 2023
  • April 12, 2023
  • May 17, 2023
  • July 19, 2023
  • September 20, 2023
  • November 15, 2023


These meetings generally take place monthly on the third Tuesday.

To begin at 2:00 PM:

  • No August Meeting
  • September 20, 2022
  • October 18, 2022
  • November 15, 2022
  • December 20, 2022
  • January 17, 2023
  • February 28, 2023 at 4:30 PM*
  • March 21, 2023
  • April 12, 2023 at 2:30 PM*
  • May 23, 2023
  • June 20, 2023
  • July 18, 2023
  • August 15, 2023
  • September 19, 2023
  • October 17, 2023
  • November 21, 2023
  • December 16, 2023


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

To begin at 2:30 PM:

  • January 18, 2022
  • February 15, 2022
  • March 15, 2022
  • April 19, 2022
  • May 17, 2022
  • June 21, 2022
  • July 19, 2022
  • August 16, 2022
  • September 20, 2022
  • October 18, 2022
  • November 15, 2022
  • December 20, 2022


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

To begin at 5:00 PM:

  • August 3, 2022
  • October 5, 2022
  • December 7, 2022
  • February 1, 2023
  • April 5, 2023
  • June 7, 2023
  • August 2, 2023
  • October 4, 2023
  • December 6, 2023


These meetings generally take place quarterly on Wednesdays.

To begin at 2:00 PM:

  • October 19, 2022
  • January 25, 2023
  • April 19, 2023
  • July 26, 2023
  • October 18, 2023


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

To begin at 2:30 PM:

  • September 13, 2022
  • November 8, 2022
  • January 10, 2023
  • March 14, 2023
  • May 9, 2023
  • July 11, 2023
  • September 12, 2023
  • November 14, 2023


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.