About The Show

The Schenectady Today Show Theme: What a Day by Linda Sheldon of Sundial Express

Now in our 20th Year of giving voice to Capital Region communities!

As of 2017, the show reaches over 400,000 households throughout the Capital Region on Spectrum Cable and FIOS as well as on the Web.  You can see the full show as follows:

  • How to watch the Show:
    • Live Streaming on the web when aired on Channel 16: OpenStageMedia.com (see Sch’dy County below)
    • Check out our Youtube Channel at “Schenectady Today Show Official” (select the show you want) for the shows or on the web at Video on Demand on OpenStageMedia.com (scroll down to Schenectady Today and click on date)
    • Schenectady County — Channel 16 and 19.3 – starting on Tues at 6 pm and then on Wed, Thurs and Mon at 10 am and 6 pm (additional airings at same times throughout the week on availability)
      • Now on FIOS (OSM-Sch’dy) – on Channel 36—see above times
    • Amsterdam – Channel 16 – Tuesday 3:00 PM (one week later)
    • We have recently learned that this station has gone “dark” as of May 30. Albany City – Channel 18 on Monday and Tuesday at 3 pm – Channel Albany (same week as filmed) (you may have to contact them because they are having trouble programming)
    • Albany County, Saratoga/Clifton Park, Troy/ Rensselaer (Regional) – Time Warner Cable – Channel 18 – Tuesday at 3:00 pm (one week later)
    • Bethlehem/New Scotland (BCN-TV) – Channel 17 and 19.2 and on FIOS Ch. 28 Wed 2:30 pm; Fri 2 pm; Sat 6 pm and Sun 1 pm. (one week later)
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Show Content: The show usually includes up to six segments with a variety of guests interviewed each week. Regular guests include Representatives from the Animal Protective Foundation; Faculty from the various area institutions of higher learning discussing health and community issues; Representatives from City, County and State agencies; actors and directors from area theatrical groups or musical venues; Tax Specialists from the Internal Revenue Service (during tax season); Representatives from libraries; area museums, local attractions  and many of the area’s non-profit organizations. We also try to highlight local artists and musicians performing whenever possible.

About the Host: Ann Parillo is a retired NYS registered pharmacist. She also was the Chair of the City of Schenectady Cable Commission until 2010. She currently holds a position with The Electric City Arts and Entertainment District Board as Board Secretary. She has performed with various theater groups and hosted the “Single’s Talk” TV show for approximately six years prior to hosting Schenectady Today In & Around the Capital Region.  Over the years, she has been named The Schenectady Business & Professional Women’s Club Woman of the Year, Schenectady Haven’s Movers and Shakers award, Schenectady School Districts “Golden Apple”,  YWCA’s Women of Achievement award, Proctors Volunteer of the Year Award and in 2017 was given the highest honor that the City of Schenectady can give “A Patroon Honor”.

The Volunteer Crew: The show is proud to have a crew that has been with the show from the beginning. In alphabetical order: Marie Baluch (Reception), Barbara Baxter (camera), Malcolm Kogut (camera, sound and all around crew), Jay Purner (Technical director and Webmaster),  Nina Rindenello (sign-in & floor manager) Mary Lou Samaha (reception table/ guest’s promotional material) and Janice Walz (camera and more). Without these dedicated people who volunteer each week, the show would not be on the air and providing you with interviews and local information.

In Photo on left: Jay Purner, Mary Lou Samaha, Malcolm Kogut, Janice Walz, Nina Rindenello (front), Barbara Baxter and Ann Parillo.

Theme Music: “What a Day” by Linda Sheldon of Sundial Express.