Radio Cobleskill features a unique mix of music that is perfect to listen to in the workplace, at home, or in the car; news and public affairs programming, and specialty shows.

Music: We feature a diverse “hot adult contemporary” (Hot AC) / “adult hits” music format that goes deeper than most commercial radio stations, and features some of the best and most popular contemporary sounds, plus classics from the late 70s, the 80s, 90s, and 00s. Throughout the week, we also feature a variety of specialty music programs covering a wide range of genres, including country, indie, progressive rock, jazz, singer-songwriter, acoustic, blues, Celtic, Greek, global and world music, folk, new age, and more.

News and Public Affairs Shows: Programming meant to educate, inform, and enlighten, ranging from hourly news updates and headlines from Feature Story News, agricultural news updates for our local farmers, and weekly public affairs, talk, and interview programs on topics ranging from pets and gardening, to movies and books, to financial advice and parenting.

Radio Cobleskill also emphasizes programming produced in New York State, with over a dozen such shows included in our schedule.

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6:00Lake AirNonprofit RadioAn Organic Conversat-ionYour Own Health & FitnessNew DimensionsJazz ProgressionsCountry Roots
7:00Left, Right and CenterCity Arts & LecturesA Way With WordsPositive ParentingThe Steve Pomeranz ShowSounds from the Global VillageDick Lee and 60’s Garage Rock from California
7:30Conversat-ions on Health Care
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9:00Dialogos RadioRockin' in the Days of Confusion
10:00Dog Talk (And Kitties Too)Coffeehouse Radio
11:00You Bet Your GardenThe Many Moods of Ben Vaughn
12:00 pmThe TreatmentBookworm
12:30The BusinessAmerican Variety Radio
1:00IMP Indie BluesRadio Survivor
2:00IMP Indie CountryClearing The Static
3:00Radio SerenaRadio Cobleskill Music Mix
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10:00Sing Out! Radio MagazineWandering MinstrelsAcoustic CaféeTown RadioIMP Indie ManiaTrance on the PorchCeltic Connections
11:00Destinies: Voice of Science FictionArt of the SongThe Deuce Radio ShowCelt In A Twist
11:30World of Radio
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FEATURE STORY NEWS (Weekdays hourly from 5 am to 11 pm, Saturday 4 pm, Sunday 3 pm)
The latest domestic and international news, airing each hour on the hour and brought to you by Feature Story News in Washington and London.

USDA RADIO NEWS (Weekday mornings at 5, 6, 7, and 8 am)
Each weekday morning following Feature Story News, Radio Cobleskill features brief radio news reports from the United States Department of Agriculture for our region’s farmers.

ON THE FARM RADIO (Monday thrοugh Friday 5:30 am, Saturday 5 am)
Established in 2002, On The Farm Radio is a daily farm news broadcast focused on the eastern United States, including the Mid-Atlantic region, the Northeast and the Southeast. On The Farm Radio strives to meet the needs of the farming community, covering agriculture from top to bottom! Presented by Jeff Ishee and Jesse Martin.

A MOMENT IN TIME (Monday through Friday, 8:30 am)
Two-minute weekday module on history providing background on current events and important historical events and persons, explaining their significance. Some segments include historic audio. Hosted by Dan Roberts.

PROFILE AMERICA (Monday through Friday 9:30 am, Saturday and Sunday 5 pm)
Profile America’s audio features are daily 60-second vignettes from key events, observances or commemorations for that day to highlight information collected by the United States Census Bureau.

THE DAILY CONSUMER RADIO REPORT (Monday through Friday, 11:30 am)
A one-minute daily update on consumer news, brought to you by ConsumerAffairs.

ON THE MONEY MINUTES (Monday through Friday, 12:30 pm)
One minute daily financial tips and advice, presented by Certified Financial Planner Steve Pomeranz.

THE LOH DOWN ON SCIENCE (Monday through Friday, 3:30 pm)
The Loh Down on Science is the fun way to get your daily dose of science in less than two minutes. The program explains the world of science with a dash of humor. Hosted by writer/performer and Caltech alumna Sandra Tsing Loh, it’s a program for those who love science as well as for those who avoid it!

A MOMENT OF SCIENCE (Monday through Friday, 4:30 pm)
A Moment of Science is a daily audio podcast, public radio program and video series providing the scientific story behind some of life’s most perplexing mysteries.

SOUND BEAT (Monday through Friday, 5:30 pm)
Got 90 seconds? Then you’ve got time for a trip through the history of recorded sound! Sound Beat is a daily, 90 second show highlighting the holdings of the Belfer Audio Archive. The Belfer is part of the Syracuse University Libraries, and is one of the largest sound archives in the United States. Each SB episode focuses on one particular recording from the Archive, and provides a back story detailing its place in recording history.

CURRENTCAST (Monday through Friday, 6:30 pm)
Water issues affect everyone in the Great Lakes and surrounding watersheds, including environmentalists, outdoor enthusiasts, boaters, beach-goers, clean water activists, swimmers, fishermen—and you! To connect you to news and solutions, CurrentCast is a brief radio segment which highlights the importance of water stewardship and sustainability in the Great Lakes and surrounding watersheds.

THE 80s AT 8 (Daily, 8 pm)
Each evening at 8 pm, Radio Cobleskill presents a musical journey back in time to the 1980s, with a full hour of non-stop 80s music, from the biggest hits of the decade to forgotten classics.

THE 90s AT 9 (Daily, 9 pm)
Each evening at 9 pm, Radio Cobleskill’s musical journey continues with a trip back to the 1990s, featuring a full-hour of non-stop hits and forgotten classics from this decade.

LAKE AIR (Monday, 6 am)
From the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York comes Lake Air. The program derives its name from that of a radio station in the area whose call letters were WLKA. In the late 80s and early 90s, Lake Air offered its listeners a unique mix of contemporary jazz, new age, and acoustic music. Each week, Lake Air features classic tracks from artists and albums that defined these genres, along with contemporary instrumentalists and singer/songwriters. Take an hour out of your busy schedule to enjoy this unique music mix. It’s the sound of Lake Air. Brought to you by Quality Radio Productions, hosted by Jake Longwell.

LEFT, RIGHT & CENTER (Monday, 7 am)
Described as a weekly confrontation over politics, policy, and popular culture, Left, Right & Center is a public radio program that provides a “civilized yet provocative antidote to the screaming talking heads that dominate political debate.” Hosted by Josh Barro, Katrina Vanden Heuvel, and Rich Lowry. Produced at KCRW in Los Angeles.

The Sing Out! Radio Magazine is a weekly, hour-long “magazine format” program, hosted by Tom Druckenmiller, featuring interviews in addition to “live” and recorded music and spotlighting the cultural diversity and heritage of all traditional and contemporary folk musics.

Hundreds of writers, artists, editors, actors, producers, directors, and musicians have appeared on the program since its debut in April, 1983. Regular features include: the Destinies Audiobook Sampler, Soundtrack Spotlight, Graphic Detail, the Destinies Radio Theater, Christopher DeFilippis’ “DeFlip Side,” convention updates and highlights, as well as host Dr. Howard Margolin’s flawless interviews. Produced at WUSB-FM (Stony Brook, NY).

Glenn Hauser is an internationally known American DXer and radio host. World Of Radio debuted in 1980, and consists of news about radio and all aspects of broadcasting, with updates contributed by listeners.

Board relations. Fundraising. Volunteer management. Prospect research. Legal compliance. Accounting. Finance. Investments. Donor relations. Public relations. Marketing. Technology. Social media. Every nonprofit struggles with these issues. Big nonprofits hire experts. The other 95% listen to Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio. Trusted experts and leading thinkers join me each week to tackle the tough issues. If you have big dreams but a small budget, you have a home at Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio. Hosted by Tony Martignetti.

CITY ARTS & LECTURES (Tuesday, 7 am)
Since 1980, City Arts & Lectures has offered unique programs with leading figures in arts and ideas. Each year there are more than fifty lectures and onstage conversations – and a few surprise performances, film tributes, and concerts – with outstanding writers, critics, scientists, performing artists, and cultural figures from around the world. City Arts & Lectures offers the broadest perspectives about ideas and values, the creative process, and how we think about the world we live in. Hosted by Academy Award-winning actress Linda Hunt.

Two-hour syndicated radio program hosted by Jared Ingersol, which spotlights a wide variety of folk music from around the world, ranging from the traditional to the contemporary and cutting-edge.

An Organic Conversation is your show on green living. Focusing on health, sustainable living and mindfulness, An Organic Conversation features interviews with authors, filmmakers, non-profits and change makers. The show spotlights important topics such as food and nutrition, holistic health, organic gardening, organic agriculture, Planet Earth and personal growth. Hosted by ecologist and organic food advocate Helge Hellberg.

A WAY WITH WORDS (Wednesday, 7 am)
A Way with Words is an upbeat and lively hour-long radio show about language examined through history, culture, and family. Each week, author/journalist Martha Barnette and lexicographer/linguist Grant Barrett talk with callers about slang, old sayings, new words, grammar, word origins, regional dialects, family expressions, and speaking and writing well. They settle disputes, play word quizzes, and discuss language news and controversies.

ACOUSTIC CAFE (Wednesday, 10 pm)
A weekly two-hour showcase of acoustic music. Each week, Acoustic Café features the latest from today’s great songwriting talents. It’s hard to put a definitive label on Acoustic Café’s music selections. After all, a good song is a good song… any individual set of music could contain a bit of country, rock, blues, folk, pop… and more! In addition to classic songwriters, Acoustic Café wants to bring as many newer talents to the table as possible.

On the air for over 20 years, Your Own Health and Fitness features interviews with scientists and activists about emerging knowledge and critical perspectives in personal and environmental health. Hosted by Layna Berman and Jeffry Fawcett, produced by KPFA in Berkeley, CA.

Every week, host Armin Brott interviews expert guests about important and timely topics of interest to parents and families. Equipped with an inquisitive mind, quick wit, and a commitment to help, Armin offers an upbeat, informative, and engaging program filled with advice you can use.

Conversations on Health Care® is a radio show about the opportunities for reform and innovation in the health care system. In addition to health care headlines, the centerpiece of each show is a feature story and conversation with an innovator in the delivery of care from around the globe. Co-hosted by Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter.

eTOWN (Thursday, 10 pm)
eTown is a nonprofit, nationally syndicated radio broadcast/podcast, multimedia and events production company. Since 1991, eTown has produced musical, social and environmental programming to uplift and inspire listeners around the world. The eTown community comes for the music, and stays for the message. The shows are recorded in front of a live audience, in our solar powered theater, eTown Hall.

ART OF THE SONG (Thursday, 11 pm)
Art of the Song – A Virtual Coffeehouse for Singers, Songwriters, Creative Explorers and Fans has inspired creativity on public radio for over a decade. We all have a song to sing. Whether it be music, writing, painting, entrepreneurship or simply living life as a work of art, the world needs your creativity. Each week, Art of the Song offers music and conversation to caffeinate your creative process. Listen with an open heart and let creative inspiration pour over you.

Changing the world, one broadcast at a time. We live in the most dynamic and creative era that humankind has ever known. Each week, New Dimensions explores vital topics with some of the world’s leading thinkers and wisdom keepers: from science and religion to politics and medicine. Hosted by Justine Toms and Michael Toms.

Hosted by Certified Financial Planner Steve Pomeranz, each week The Steve Pomeranz Show features market commentaries and insights as well as interviews with many experienced and well known guests from all corners of the investment world. The Steve Pomeranz Show helps to protect people like you from self-serving forces within the financial services industry. Listeners have come to expect an intelligent and easy to understand explanation of current economic events as well as financial planning advice.

REEL DISCOVERY (Friday 2:30 pm, Saturday 12 pm)
Reel Discovery is a weekly radio show dedicated to helping movie buffs of all shapes, sizes, and movie-watching preferences find the movies that are worth their precious time and money. Hosted by Kristin Dreyer Kramer.

IMP INDIE MANIA (Friday, 10 pm)
IMP Indie Mania is a mixed genre broadcast bringing you the finest selection of Independent Music. The only music you will not hear on IMP Indie Mania at this time are Heavy Metal, Punk, Rap, and Hip Hop. Hosted by DJ Suzy. Produced by Independent Musicians Promotions.

THE DEUCE RADIO SHOW (Friday, 11 pm)
The Deuce Show is a one hour radio show presented by Matt Barker and features bands and artists promoted by Deuce. Run by Rob Saunders, Deuce has been establishing itself as being one of the leading companies in the music industry to offer services to independent bands and artists worldwide.

THE JAZZ SCENE (Saturday, 5 am)
Every week, The Jazz Scene offers listeners an hour of the best in classic and contemporary mainstream jazz. Listeners can expect to hear classic sounds from the likes of Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, Bill Evans, and Django Reinhardt, among many others. The show also features fresh, up-and-coming singers and instrumentalists who keep the Jazz tradition alive in the 21st century. If you love jazz, you’re sure to enjoy the mix of music on The Jazz Scene. Brought to you by Quality Radio Productions, hosted by Jake Longwell.

JAZZ PROGRESSIONS (Saturday, 6 am)
Jazz Progressions is a radio show for the more adventurous jazz fan. Every week, Jazz Progressions features some of the best in jazz/rock fusion, avant-garde, free jazz, acid jazz, and jazz-influenced electronica. Brought to you by Quality Radio Productions, hosted by Jake Longwell.

Sounds From the Global Village is a weekly musical trip around the world. The program offers a mix of traditional and contemporary musical genres from every corner of the globe, along with in depth background on the selections, artists, and countries of origin. You can tour the world without ever leaving the comfort of your own home by tuning in to Sounds From the Global Village. Brought to you by Quality Radio Productions, hosted by Jake Longwell.

Hosted by KFOG personality Rosalie Howarth, the Putumayo World Music Hour is an internationally syndicated radio show that takes listeners on a weekly journey through the music of many different cultures. PWMH playlists include well-known names like Bob Marley, Sting, Loreena McKennitt, and Santana, along with exceptional, underexposed international artists. The one-hour radio program also features interviews with world-class music makers such as Los Lobos, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, and Taj Mahal who eagerly support and have been influenced by world music.

DIALOGOS RADIO (Saturday, 9 am)
Dialogos Radio is a program which targets the global Greek community, and all listeners who are interested in Greek music and culture and in current events from Greece. Each week, interviews with notable Greek and international personalities are featured, on topics ranging from politics and economics, to the arts and culture. Commentaries and news analyses are also a prominent part of Dialogos Radio, as well as a diverse blend of Greek music from multiple eras and genres. Hosted by Michael Nevradakis.

DOG TALK (AND KITTIES TOO!) (Saturday, 10 am)
This Gracie® Award winning show, produced and hosted by pet wellness advocate Tracie Hotchner, has been broadcasting for over 9 years with 500+ shows from the NPR station Peconic Public Broadcasting in the Hamptons. DOG TALK® features global authors and experts discussing far-ranging topics involving dogs and cats, many of them with dog advice and health information, dog and puppy training tips, and help in understanding your cat.

HEALTHY MOMENTS (Saturday, 11 am)
One-minute audio tips on living a healthy lifestyle, featuring Dr. Griffin Rodgers, director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

YOU BET YOUR GARDEN (Saturday, 11 am)
Join host Mike McGrath as he slays slugs, defeats deer, whacks weeds, mispronounces Latin words and saves plants across the nation every week on You Bet Your Garden – a breezy, light-hearted, and sometimes (OK – frequently) wild and crazy island of highly accurate and family-safe gardening information. Produced by WHYY in Philadelphia.

THE TREATMENT (Saturday, 12 pm)
Every week, host Elvis Mitchell conducts in-depth interviews with the most innovative and influential people working in entertainment, art, and pop culture. Produced by KCRW in Los Angeles.

THE BUSINESS (Saturday, 12:30 pm)
The Business is a weekly program featuring lively banter about entertainment industry news and in-depth interviews with directors, producers, writers and actors. The show is hosted by award-winning journalist Kim Masters of The Hollywood Reporter and produced by KCRW in Los Angeles. Past guests include Norman Lear, Ava DuVernay, Matt Damon and Ice Cube.

IMP INDIE BLUES (Saturday, 1 pm)
IMP Indie Blues with DJ Suzy is a one hour broadcast that is jammed packed with some of the best Blues Music by Independent Blues Musicians around the globe. If you are a Blues fan don’t miss this brilliant mix! Produced by Independent Musicians Promotions.

IMP INDIE COUNTRY (Saturday, 2 pm)
If you want to hear good Country Music from some of the best Independent Artists from all over the world, this is the place to be! IMP Indie Country offers an hour of the newest and best Indie Country Music anywhere! Produced by Independent Musicians Promotions.

RADIO SERENA (Saturday, 3 pm)
Radio Serena is a weekly one hour syndicated music program unlike anything you’ve ever heard. Every week, Serena (The Radio Kid) offers up an eclectic mix of 90s hits, solid gold oldies, and whatever else somehow manages to make its way into the mix. The show also offers frequent specials, theme shows, and “the format of the month” where Serena presents her take on well known, and not so well known, radio formats. Radio Serena, “playing what a girl wants.”

TRAVELERS IN THE NIGHT (Saturday and Sunday, 10 pm)
Travelers In The Night is your unique source of insider information from the asteroid hunting and space communities. It features an engaging and informative series of two-minute factual episodes about asteroids, comets, spacecraft, and other objects in space. The Travelers In The Night Pieces are written and produced by an observing member of the Catalina Sky Survey Team at the University of Arizona and are hosted by Al Grauer.

TRANCE ON THE PORCH (Saturday, 10 pm)
Featuring two hours of dance and electronic music each week, the content of each broadcast of Trance On The Porch is comprised of one new mix, recorded live by the show’s host and producer, DJ Mark. The balance of each episode contains one guest mix set, either from a talented but relatively unknown DJ, or a classic mix set from one of the giants of the industry. Particular focus is paid to mixes that have stood the test of time and, despite their age, still remain fresh in the ears of other DJs and producers globally, but have largely been unheard by listeners in the United States. Although TOTP is, at its core, a club mix show, frequently, trance, progressive house, breaks, drum n bass, and electro house mixes are featured.

Do you remember when a cup of coffee was a nickel and a newspaper was a dime? Even if you don’t, we invite you to join us each week for an hour of sounds from the Golden Age of Radio. You’ll hear some of the best old time radio programs. Big names such as Jack Benny, The Lone Ranger, Suspense, Lux Radio Theater, and The Shadow. You’ll also hear many forgotten classics and obscurities, as well as some more contemporary radio dramas such as The CBS Radio Mystery Theater, Alien Worlds, and Nightfall. Brought to you by Quality Radio Productions, hosted by Jake Longwell.

COUNTRY ROOTS (Sunday, 6 am)
Old-time country and bluegrass music, showcaseing songs and interviews rarely heard on the radio today. Hosted by Bruce Cutler and produced by Do It Right Productions.

Join Dick Lee from the 60’s rock group – The Brymers – along with his partner in crime “The Iceman” to hear the mind blowing sounds of California garage rock during the decade of the 1960’s, the national hits of the day, along with cool interviews from 60’s rock musicians as they share their rock-n-roll memories.

An independent, weekly, one hour radio show featuring the music of The Beatles and Elvis Presley with some fun surprises in between. This show aims to bring joy and happiness to the world through the music of The Beatles and Elvis, one listener at a time! Hosted by Steve Chelmsford.

A weekly 60-minute show that revisits the golden age of rock radio (roughly the years 1968-76). Emphasis is on longer album tracks from a variety of then-emerging rock sub-genres, including hard rock, folk-rock (both British and American), heavy metal, jazz-rock fusion, art-rock and more experimental tracks that defy easy classification. Hosted by “The Hermit.”

It’s all about music from singers and songwriters! Each week, CoffeehouseRadio broadcasts an hour long radio program with music from some of today’s finest singers and songwriters. Many of the names of the artists will be familiar; but, some might be new to you and to your listeners. Hosted by Tom Wilson.

Producer, composer, and recording artist Ben Vaughn is a man of many moods — and many hats. He produces and hosts The Many Moods of Ben Vaughn, a weekly, hour-long eclectic mix of music featuring rock, blues, jazz, folk, soul, rhythm and blues, country, bossa nova, movie soundtracks, easy listening and more, all peppered with his twisted musicological slant.

SHELF DISCOVERY (Sunday, 12 pm)
Shelf Discovery is a brief weekly radio segment dedicated to helping busy readers wade through the shelves and shelves of options to discover books that are worth their often limited reading time. Hosted by Kristin Dreyer Kramer.

BOOKWORM (Sunday, 12 pm)
Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations. A must for the serious reader, Bookworm showcases writers of fiction and poetry – the established, new or emerging – all interviewed with insight and precision by the show’s host and guiding spirit, Michael Silverblatt. Produced by KCRW in Los Angeles.

If you want a break from political talk, if all that ranting is wearing you out, then you’ll feel right at home with American Variety: Radio for the rest of us!  American Variety Radio features discussions on a wide variety of topics—in fact, anything but politics. Every week is a different theme, from interviews with amazing people who followed their dream and succeeded, to explorations of history, science, and technology, to in-depth looks at fascinating out-of-the-way subjects. Hosted by Court Lewis.

RADIO SURVIVOR (Sunday, 1 pm)
Radio Survivor is a weekly show that explores the future of community media, with a focus on community radio, college radio, low-power FM and public access TV, along with podcasting and internet radio. Hosts Paul Riismandel, Eric Klein and Jennifer Waits highlight the best and most innovative audio programming and keep you updated on the news that affects our ability to make, create, hear and see great community media.

A weekly program that talks about happenings in the radio industry in the U.S. and Canada, plus occasional discussions on goings-on in other media, including television and the internet. Station sales, format changes, and programming trends are frequently discussed, and in depth interviews with news makers in the radio industry are often featured. Hosted by Jake Longwell and “The Radio Kid.”

Each week on Celtic Connections, you can count on hearing the finest selections from new releases as well as from Celtic classics. We also offer occasional concert performances, recorded exclusively for Celtic Connections, along with original interviews with some of the top names in the Celtic music world. The program’s host, Bryan Kelso Crow, also brings you great music from England and from Scandinavia and other European regions, all of which have connections with a Celtic past.

CELT IN A TWIST (Sunday, 11 pm)
Producer Cal Koat is very pleased to bring the very latest, contemporary Celtic music to fresh ears. Says Cal, “It sure ain’t your Grand pappy’s fiddle music.” Celt In A Twist spotlights the next generation Celtic fusions including everything from the Acid-Croft alchemy of Shooglenifty to the Highland-Metal of Mudmen.