About The Show

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

Producer and Host, Ann Parillo

Ann Parillo, Producer and Host

Now in our 18th Year of giving voice to Capital Region communities!

As of 2014, the show reaches over 400,000 households throughout the Capital Region on Time Warner 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 in Schenectady County: www.OpenStageMedia.com
    • OnDemand here on the website
    • Schenectady County — Channel 16– starting on Wed. 10 am and 6 pm and continuing throughout the week depending on time availability
    • Now on FIOS in Sch’dy – on Channel 36 – see above for times
    • Amsterdam – Channel 16 – Tuesday 3 pm (one week later)
    • Albany (City) – Channel 18 on ChannelAlbany on Sunday at 5 pm – Same week as filmed
    • Albany County, Clifton Park, Saratoga, Rensselaer, Troy — Time Warner Cable – Regional Public Access –– Tuesday 3 pm (one week later)
    • Bethlehem/Delmar – Channel 18 – Wednesday 2:30 pm. (One week later)

Show Content: The show usually includes 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 the theREP, Proctors Theatre, Circle Theatre Players at Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Schenectady Civic Players, Schenectady Light Opera, Albany Civic Players, Classic Theater Guild, and many other area theatrical groups; Tax Specialists from the Internal Revenue Service (during tax season); Representatives from Schenectady County Library; area museums including miSci & ESAM and many area non-profit organizations. We also try to highlight local artists and musicians whenever possible.

About the Host: Ann Parillo is a retired NYS registered pharmacist and besides having owned and operated her own pharmacy in Kansas has held positions with Sterling-Winthrop Drug Company (as a manufacturing and production pharmacist); NYS Medicaid Investigator in Surveillance and Utilization (Medicaid fraud); Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (Instructor and lecturer in Professional Practice, Sterile Products and Therapeutics) and has served with the NYS Board of Pharmacy (Supervisor of Pharmacy Practice and Registration). She also was the Chair of the City of Schenectady Cable Commission until 2010. She currently holds positions on the NYS Board of Physical Therapy as a public member, The Electric City Arts and Entertainment District Board as Board Secretary, and is on the Advisory Board of the Irish American Heritage Museum. 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. She currently volunteers at theREP, Proctors, SLOC and Schenectady Civic Players. In recent years, she has been named The Schenectady Business & Professional Women’s Club Woman of the Year and Schenectady’s Haven has given her the Movers and Shakers award.

The Schenectady Today Show Crew

The Schenectady Today Show Crew. Photo Credit: Leo Quinn – former member of the crew and back up team member.

The Volunteer Crew: The show is proud to have a crew that has been with the show from the beginning. In alphabetical order: Malcolm Kogut (camera, sound and all around crew), Gregg Millett (Technical director and Webmaster), Thom O’Connor (camera and more), Nina Rindenello (sign-in & floor manager) Mary Lou Samaha (reception table/ guest’s promotional material) and Joel Stewart (Asst. Technical Director). Recently joining the team is Joel Stewart (not in the photo). Without these dedicated people who volunteer each week, the show would not be on the air and providing you with interviews and local information.

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