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.

Show Archive

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  • November 14, 2019: NYS Democratic Party Chairman Jay Jacobs

    November 14, 2019

    The commission tasked with developing a statewide public campaign finance has less than two weeks before they are expected to release their final product. Jay Jacobs, Public Financing Commission Member and Chairman of the State Democratic Party, updated us on the latest with the commission and his party’s efforts for 2020. Read More


  • November 14, 2019: Larry Levy

    November 14, 2019

    Longtime GOP Representative Peter King shocked the New York political sphere when he announced he would not seek reelection in 2020. Larry Levy, Executive Dean of the National Center for Suburban Studies, Vice President of Economic Development at Hofstra, and former Newsday Columnist; explained how this impacts the Long Island district and the politically shifting suburbs. Read More


  • November 14, 2019: UUP Budget Priorities

    November 14, 2019

    Fred Kowal, President of United University Professions, stopped by to outline what he hopes to see in this year’s SUNY budget including the closure of the TAP Gap. Read More


  • November 14, 2019: Sen. Brad Hoylman

    November 14, 2019

    Like many of her predecessors, Court of Appeals Chief Judge Janet DiFiore is pushing for a massive overhaul of the state’s court system. We discussed the issue with the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan). Read More


  • November 8, 2019: Mount Vernon Mayor-elect Shawyn Patterson-Howard

    November 8, 2019

    History was made on Tuesday night as Shawyn Patterson-Howard became the first black woman to be elected Mayor of Mount Vernon in Westchester County. We met the Mayor-elect and what she hopes to accomplish in leading one of New York’s biggest cities. Read More


  • November 8, 2019: Former Governor George Pataki

    November 8, 2019

    Twenty-five years ago, a first-term State Senator shocked the New York political world by beating Mario Cuomo in that year’s gubernatorial contest. Former Governor George Pataki joined guest hosts Jon Campbell and Joe Spector to discuss the campaign that led him to the Governor’s Mansion and his time in office. Read More


  • November 8, 2019: Special education funding issues

    November 8, 2019

    David Robinson, Healthcare reporter for the USA Today Network, updated us on the stories that he is following including the challenges facing New York’s preschool special education programs. Read More


  • November 8, 2019: Reporter Bernadette Hogan

    November 8, 2019

    We kicked things off today with a look back at the news of the week that was with Bernadette Hogan, statehouse reporter for the New York Post. Read More


  • November 7, 2019: Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley

    November 7, 2019

    Even though major Democratic campaign donor, George Soros, spent 800,000 dollars to flip the Monroe County District Attorney seat, Republican incumbent Sandra Doorley was reelected. Doorley joined Jon and Joe to discuss the results and what she plans to accomplish in her next term. Read More


  • November 7, 2019: Sen. Michael Gianaris

    November 7, 2019

    How do the 2019 results impact the state of the 2020 elections? We asked that of the chair of the Senate Democratic Campaign Committee and Deputy Senate Majority Leader Michael Gianaris (D-Queens). Read More


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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

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