Shows

OUR PROGRAMMING

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.

News and Specialty 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.

SCHEDULE GRID
Day/TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
5:00 amRadio Cobleskill Music MixRadio Cobleskill Music MixRadio Cobleskill Music MixRadio Cobleskill Music MixRadio Cobleskill Music MixLake AirUpstate Radio Theatre
6:00The Jazz SceneNew Dimensions
7:00Positive ParentingNonprofit RadioA Way With WordsJazz ProgressionsCountry Roots
8:00Radio Cobleskill Music MixRadio Cobleskill Music MixRadio Cobleskill Music MixRadio Cobleskill Music MixRadio Cobleskill Music MixDialogos RadioThe Mop Tops and the King
9:00Sounds from the Global VillageRockin' in the Land of Confusion
10:00Dog Talk (And Kitties Too)Coffeehouse Radio
11:00Radio SerenaThe Many Moods of Ben Vaughn
12:00 pmRadio Cobleskill Music MixRadio Cobleskill Music Mix
8:0080s at 880s at 880s at 880s at 880s at 880s at 880s at 8
9:0090s at 990s at 990s at 990s at 990s at 990s at 990s at 9
10:00Sing Out! Radio MagazineWandering MinstrelsAcoustic CaféeTown RadioRadio Cobleskill Music MixTrance on the PorchCeltic Connections
11:00Radio Cobleskill Music MixWandering MinstrelsAcoustic CaféRadio Cobleskill Music MixThe Deuce Radio ShowTrance on the PorchCelt In A Twist
12:00 amRadio Cobleskill Music MixRadio Cobleskill Music MixRadio Cobleskill Music MixRadio Cobleskill Music MixRadio Cobleskill Music Mix
SHOW DESCRIPTIONS

FEATURE STORY NEWS (Weekdays, hourly from 5 am to 11 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 followng 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 6:30 am, Saturday 6 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 y\the needs of the farming community, covering agriculture from top to bottom!

A MOMENT IN TIME (Monday through Friday, 8:30 am)
2-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 1 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.

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 am)
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.

POSITIVE PARENTING (Mondays, 7 am)
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 (Time Magazine said, “His wry sense of humor will be a relief to hassled parents”), and a commitment to help, Armin offers an upbeat, informative, and engaging program filled with advice you can use.

SING OUT! RADIO MAGAZINE (Mondays, 10 pm)
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.

TONY MARTIGNETTI NONPROFIT RADIO (Tuesdays, 7 am)
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.

WANDERING MINSTRELS (Tuesdays, 10 pm)
Two-hour syndicated radio program hosted by Jared Ingersol, which spotlights a wide variety of folk music from around the world.

A WAY WITH WORDS (Wednesdays, 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 (Wednesdays, 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 (oh, you know who they are…), Acoustic Café wants to bring as many newer talents to the table as possible.

eTOWN (Thursdays, 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, which also serves as a social and environmental hub for community events.

REEL DISCOVERY (Friday 2:30 pm, Saturday 2 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.

THE DEUCE RADIO SHOW (Fridays, 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 (pictured), 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.

LAKE AIR (Saturdays, 5 am)
From the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York comes Lake Air. The program derives its name from that of an FM radio station in the area whose official 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.

THE JAZZ SCENE (Saturdays, 6 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 (Saturdays, 7 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, avantegard, free jazz, acid jazz, and jazz-influenced electronica. Brought to you by Quality Radio Productions, hosted by Jake Longwell.

DIALOGOS RADIO (Saturdays, 8 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.

SOUNDS FROM THE GLOBAL VILLAGE (Saturdays, 9 am)
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.

TRANCE ON THE PORCH (Saturdays, 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, the genres highlighted in each episode are largely those not aired on commercial FM radio stations. Frequently, trance, progressive house, breaks, drum n bass,
and electro house are featured in mixes aired on the program. Top 40 mainstream music, associated remixes, and flash-in-the-pan, trendy genres are generally ignored, so as to provide a unique programming experience.

SHELF DISCOVERY (Saturdays, 12 noon)
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.

UPSTATE RADIO THEATRE (Sundays, 5 am)
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.

NEW DIMENSIONS (Sundays, 6 am)
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.

COUNTRY ROOTS (Sundays, 7 am)
Old-time country and bluegrass music, showcasting songs and interviews rarely heard on the radio today. Hosted by Bruce Cutler and produced by Do It Right Productions.

THE MOP TOPS AND THE KING (Sundays, 8 am)
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 vring joy and happiness to the world through the music of The Beatles and Elvis, one listener at a time! Hosted by Steve Chelmsford.

CLEARING THE STATIC (Sundays, 8 am)
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 newsmakers in the radio industry are often featured. Hosted by Jake Longwell and “The Radio Kid.” (To be rescheduled – stay tuned!)

ROCKIN’ IN THE DAYS OF CONFUSION (Sundays, 9 am)
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.”

THE MANY MOODS OF BEN VAUGHN (Sundays, 11 am)
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.

HEALTHY MOMENTS (Sundays, 12 noon)
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.

RADIO SERENA (Sundays, 12 noon)
Radio Serena is a weekly one hour syndicated music program unline 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.”

CELTIC CONNECTIONS (Sundays, 10 pm)
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 (Sundays, 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.

TRAVELERS IN THE NIGHT (weekends, 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.