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Commercial Free. Subscription Free. Fee Free. Explore podcasts and radio streams in the WSKG Multi-Verse. Just click on the programs listed below or the "All Streams" drop-down above. WSKG's podcasts and radio streams are also available at your convenience through the WSKG app, ALEXA, the NPR app, TuneIn and iHeart.

To activate the WSKG ALEXA radio skills, go to your ALEXA app and search for WSKG. Click on each skill and then “ENABLE.” There are also directions on how to ask ALEXA to “open” that stream. Sometimes, you just need to "reboot" the device. Unplug, wait 10-seconds, and then restore power. That clears up most problems.

Watch instead by using your Fire TV or Fire Stick remote. You can ask ALEXA to "open" our music and news streams. Very often, a television's sound system includes the best speakers in the house.

Try our new radio players. On all of our webpages, you'll find two kinds of radio players. The "All Streams" button above on the right offers access to all our radio streams, with program information from WSKG News and WSKG Classical. The player found within the "Listen" tab on the left describes the song you're hearing, names an artist, and offers a list of the last few selections, album art (if available) and purchase information. Links are also found below. And don't worry, they'll keep playing should you browse another page.

Trouble?: Remember, your Alexa device mostly relies on iHeart and TuneIn, and they don't always understand your verbal requests. If that happens, here is a set of magic words that almost always work:

"Alexa, ask WSKG to play WSKG Classical" or "Alexa, ask WSKG to play WSKG News."

That WSKG skill is available on your Alexa app, and when enabled, it includes a menu that can guide you to other programs from WSKG.

WSKG's Smart Players: Over a Dozen Streaming Options

Access the WSKG Multi-Verse by clicking below. When the new player comes up in a new tab, click the "hamburger" in the upper right corner to see your streaming options. This player offers real-time information on the music you hear. Plus, when you click the ellipsis, you can find out about previously played tunes. And when you see a star in the lower right hand corner, it allows you to add the selection for your personal library.

  • WSKG Classical Radio - More of the music you love. WSKG Classical's primary, broadcast stream.
  • WSKG News Radio - Live news and analysis from NPR, PBS, the BBC and WSKG News.
  • Backyard Tracks Regional musicians from across the spectrum, including alternative and indy rock, from New York's Southern Tier, the western Catskills and Finger Lakes.
  • Much More Mozart - An exhaustive collection of music from composer Wolfgang Mozart, taken from WSKG's extensive classical music library. It includes his symphonies, operas and sacred music.
  • Classic Jazz - Selections performed by Armstrong, Holiday, and other jazz greats. Non-stop classics from the WSKG Music Library.
  • New World - Classical standards from American composers, like Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein.
  • Bach-analia - Favorites from J.S. Bach, his disciples and his kin. There are also selections from Baroque masters like Vivaldi, Telemann, and Corelli.
  • In Concert - Classical concerts broadcast by WSKG Classical and Television.
  • Beethoven - A thorough sampling of Ludwig van Beethoven's masterworks.\
  • Pops - Audience favorites from orchestras like the Boston and Cincinnati Pops. \
  • Nocturne - Middle-of-the-night music for folks seeking respite.
  • Operavore - Produced by our colleagues at WQXR, they offer a variety of selections from the world's most beautiful Operas.
  • Your Classical Radio - Classical music from our friends at Minnesota Public Radio.
  • New Standards - An updated edition of the Great American Songbook from WNYC and its network of stations.
  • WSKG Holiday - Not your repetitive playlist of 10 holiday hits. From the WSKG Music library, we offer hundreds of holiday classics, some dating back centuries, and local holiday concerts, some dating back just a few years.


The Swing Era returns Saturday afternoon (9-30-23) on WSKG Classical. Blue Velvet performs during the next Eexpressions. This swing band has kept the Southern Tier dancing for over 25 years, with an extensive set-list that will take you back in time. Starting Saturday at 4:00 P.M. on WSKG Classical.

Looking for an autumnal activity? Subscribe to WSKG’s Arts in Depth podcast. Host Bill Snyder brings you interviews with our community’s artists, musicians and other entertainers. Available on your mobile device, the WSKG and NPR apps, or subscribe to the WSKG Channel on YouTube.

In 1944, a B-24 Liberator was lost in a snowstorm and went down in upstate New York. Neither it or its crew were ever found. On the next Off the Page, we’ll talk with journalist Tom Wilber about the mystery of ‘Getaway Gertie”. Join us Friday (9-22-23) at 6:30 P.M. on WSKG News.


Explore the musical works of artists living and performing within the WSKG Community. Curator Mike Micha says "Backyard Tracks" features regional musicians from across the spectrum, including Indie and Alternative rock groups.

"There are people who have had no contact with WSKG since their days of watching Sesame Street", says radio director Charles Compton. "So, we want to provide their community with a unique service. "

"Backyard Tracks features artists who are almost never heard on national media. WSKG offers them a stage that they can perform on."

Listen now, available HERE, on the WSKG and NPR apps, on ALEXA, TuneIn and iHeart.


In September, Reel Music has joined the Saturday schedule for WSKG Classical.

Reel Music takes listeners to the movies every week for an hour of orchestral themes from cinema's best film scores.

It's music-centric, with intriguing but brief commentary from host and producer Matt Rogers, who mixes in the occasional vintage snack bar announcement for a fun, nostalgic experience.

Reel Music airs Saturdays at noon on WSKG Classical.