WCNY’s The Capitol Pressroom

  • The Capitol Pressroom Host David Lombardo
  • The Capitol Pressroom streams online right here weekdays at 11 a.m.
  • The Capitol Pressroom

The Capitol Pressroom streams live weekdays at 11 a.m. The streaming player is available beginning at 10:35 a.m. For air times on your local station, please check the “Air times” tab on this page.

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The Capitol Pressroom is a daily one-hour radio program broadcast from the Legislative Correspondents Association Pressroom on the third floor of the State Capitol in Albany. The show features  interviews with important newsmakers.

It also features analysis from seasoned political reporters who work the Albany beat for newspapers and wire services around the state including The New York Times, Newsday, the Albany Times, Union, Gannett News Service and the Associated Press.

The Capitol Pressroom Weekend, is a one-hour show filled with the week’s best interview segments from The Capitol Pressroom.

City  Station Time
Binghamton WSKG-89.3 FM Saturday, 9pm
Odessa WINO-89.9 FM Saturday, 9pm
Hornell WSQA-88.7 FM Saturday, 9pm
Oneonta WSQC-91.7 FM Saturday, 9pm
Elmira WSQE-91.1 FM Saturday, 9pm
Ithaca WSQG-90.9 FM Saturday, 9pm
Watkins Glen WSKG-90.5 FM Saturday, 9pm
Buffalo WBFO-88.7 FM Saturday, 6am
Olean WOLN-91.3 FM Saturday, 6am
Jamestown WUBJ-88.1 FM Saturday, 6am
Sharon, CT WHDD-91.9 FM Saturday, 12pm
Sharon, CT WHDD-1020 AM Saturday, 12pm
Annandale-on-Hudson WLHV-88.1 FM Saturday, 12pm
New York City WNYC-820 AM Sunday, 6am

david_lombardoDavid Lombardo
Host
Lombardo brings 10 years of experience in journalism, state politics, and digital media to the position. He previously served as Capitol reporter for the Albany Times Union, where he was also host of the Capitol Confidential podcast. Lombardo’s work in podcasting and data visualization has been recognized by the New York Associated Press Association. He was named to Albany 40 Under 40 Rising Stars by City & State New York.

Lombardo earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the State University of New York at Geneseo.


timothy_williamsTimothy Williams
Senior Political Producer
Timothy Williams, who has produced “The Capitol Pressroom” since 2017, was promoted to senior political producer at WCNY. He was named to Albany 40 Under 40 Rising Stars by City & State New York.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Sociology from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

The Capitol Pressroom streams online right here weekdays at 11 a.m.

The show also airs in the cities below:

City  Station Time
Albany WVCR-88.3 FM 5pm
Annandale-on-Hudson WLHV-88.1 FM 6pm
Binghamton WSKG-89.3 FM 9pm
Buffalo WBFO-88.7 FM 8pm
Clayton WRVH-89.3 FM 8pm
Cortland WSUC-90.5 FM 8pm
Elmira WSQE-91.1 FM 9pm
Fenner WMVQ-90.5 FM 8pm
Hamilton WRCU-90.1 FM 8pm
Hornell WSQA-88.7 FM 9pm
Ithaca WSQG-90.9 FM 9pm
Ithaca WRFI-88.1 FM 3pm
Jamestown WUBJ-88.1 FM 8pm
Odessa WINO-89.9 FM 9pm
Olean WOLN-91.3 FM 8pm
Oneonta WSQC-91.7 FM 9pm
Oswego WRVO-89.9 FM 8pm
Rochester WXXI-1370 AM 11pm
Sharon, CT WHDD-1020 AM/91.9 FM 6pm
Syracuse WRVD-90.3 FM 8pm
Utica WRVN-91.9 FM 8pm
Watertown WRVJ-91.7 FM 8pm
Watkins Glen WSKG-90.5 FM 9pm
Watkins Glen WRFI-91.9 FM 3pm
We are planning on doing two stories a day on the coronavirus response and the state government.
Past
Monday 3/30:
    Suffolk County on Long Island’s response to the coronavirus: Click Here
    Realtors want flexibility under social distancing rules: Click Here
    Senator wants gun stores deemed essential to protect 2nd Amendment rights: Click Here
Friday 3/27:
    National Guard on their role in New York’s coronavirus response: Click Here
    Reporter Josefa Velasquez on NY’s response and Cuomo’s growing profile: Click Here
    NY’s 19th Congressional District Representative Antonio Delgado on the federal stimulus package: Click Here
    Helping New Yorkers with developmental disabilities and brain injuries through COVID-19: Click Here
Thursday 3/26:
    Senate Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins talks budget and coronavirus response: Click Here
    CNY Distiller answers the call for more hand sanitizer: Click Here
    Former Bureau of Labor Statistics Head talks rising unemployment and potential recession due to COVID-19: Click Here
    Funeral directors prepare for worst case scenarios: Click Here
Wednesday 3/25:
    Grocery stores are looking to meet increased demand and protect their workers: Click Here
    Deputy Senate Majority Leader Mike Gianaris is proposing a 90-day rent suspension for
NYers economically impacted by the virus: Click Here
    Emerson College and CUNY are teaming up to poll NYers on their coronavirus attitudes and how they get their info: Click Here
    Assembly Minority Leader Barclay weighed in on the state’s coronavirus response: Click Here
Tuesday 3/24:
    Comptroller Tom DiNapoli discussed the impact that the virus will have on NY’s financial footing: Click Here
    We checked in with Asm. Amy Paulin on how Westchester is handling the coronavirus response: Click Here
    Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan talked about his county’s response: Click Here
    EJ McMahon of the Empire Center updated us on the state’s budget outlook: Click Here
Monday 3/23:
Coronavirus’ impact on the criminal justice system: Click Here
Friday 3/20:
Helping the aging through the coronavirus: Click Here
Manufacturer’s weigh in on the Gov’s new restrictions: Click Here
Child care for “essential” workers during coronavirus: Click Here
Bars and distilleries shift gears during coronavirus: Click Here
Thursday 3/19:
The Capitol Pressroom spoke with a LI Senator who was tested and quarantined due to coronavirus: Click Here
Business community reacts to COVID paid sick leave package: Click Here
Coronavirus election impact: Click Here
Xenophobia and the Governor’s coronavirus response with Asm. Niou: Click Here
Farmers are bracing for less migrant workers this growing season due to Coronavirus: Click Here

Wednesday 3/18:
   New York Racing Association is still running horse races during coronavirus: Click Here
    UAlbany expert on changing behaviors: Click Here
    Supermarket issues during coronavirus: Click Here
Tuesday 3/17:
    Coronavirus’ impact on prisons: Click Here
    Election impacts: Click Here
    Budget implications: Click Here
Monday 3/16:
    Governor’s expanded powers: Click Here
    Distance learning for college students: Click Here
Friday 3/13:
    Coronavirus’ impact on restaurants: Click Here
Thursday 3/12:
    Asm. Amy Paulin (her district includes New Rochelle): Click Here
Tuesday 3/10:
    Westchester Superintendent on cleaning schools: Click Here
    School boards on school closings: Click Here
Friday 3/6:
    Politico NY’s Health reporter on state’s response: Click Here
Thursday 3/5:
    Niagara County and Statewide Public Health Official Association President on response: Click Here
Monday 2/10:
    UAlbany emergency preparedness expert on response: Click Here
Coming Soon.

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