We’ve launched our new website and we’re excited to introduce you to our new look.

Our new website provides a cleaner message of WONY, delivering and maintaining musical content to the SUNY Oneonta Campus. The website also boasts a clean design and site-wide navigation system with improved menu functionality that directs you to the information most relevant to you. It is also fully responsive with mobile devices, making it easy to navigate on a wide range of web browsers and portable devices.

We hope you enjoy!

The State Times

SUNY Oneonta's Student Newspaper

The State Times has office hours five days a week and material is always accepted.

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Our weekly story meetings are held at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays in the State Times office, room 5B, in the basement of Hunt Union.

Deadline for all material is Sunday at 4 p.m. The State Times does not guarantee that all articles received before deadline will be published. We reserve the right to edit articles and letters to fit the constraints of time and space. All materials must be attributed to SUNY Oneonta student or faculty member.


Address all correspondence to:
The State Times
5B Hunt Union
SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta NY, 13820

The State Times is funded by the Student Association (SA) and advertising revenues

About the LLC

None of us needs music to survive. Yet, life without music seems implausible. Human beings play or listen to music in a variety of ways the world over. In fact, music permeates nearly every human activity, event, ritual and expression.

The Music for Life LLC brings together music and music industry majors, as well as students from other majors, to explore the phenomenon of music in everyday life. Together, you’ll explore big questions such as, “What is music?” “Why do human beings make music?” "What does it mean to be musical?” and “How can one live life AS music?”

You will meet regularly to share information about interesting musical events and discuss the meaning of music in your life, and the ways in which people use music to define themselves, their social groups and their disposition to the larger society.

Students in the Music for Life LLC will be enrolled in a first-year seminar taught by a music Professor Joseph Pignato, as well as Music 100 or Music 106, introductory music courses that explore music across genres and historical time periods.

Meet Dr. Pignato

Joe Pignato is a composer, improviser and music education scholar with more than 25 years of experience in music business and media. He leads Bright Dog Red, an improvising quintet that fuses free improvisation, electronica, jazz, hip hop, psychedelia and noise music. Working under the moniker u.joe, he produces live drum tracks for DJs, producers, MCs and remix artists. At SUNY Oneonta, he teaches music industry courses, beat production and two ensembles that perform experimental music and improvised rock.

Contact Us

Office (607)-436-2712
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Campus Connection
  • WONY 90.9FM is a Class A, non-commercial radio station. You can view the station's public file at https://publicfiles.fcc.gov/fm-profile/wony. If you'd like assistance accessing the public file, please contact the WONY General Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or (607) 436-2712.