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Community FM is available on an HD radio: at WCNY 91.3 HD3 Syracuse, WUNY 89.5 HD3 Utica, and WJNY 90.9 HD3 Watertown. Live stream the station here at wcny.org (just click the blue button below!). You can also listen live on apps like TuneIn, or ask Alexa to “Play WCNY,” then follow the instructions to “Play HD-3.” Listen on demand to programming by clicking on the tabs below. Check out relevant original local programming like Central Current Radio, Built to Serve, Our New Neighbors, Science Today, Syracuse (On)Stage, Innovate to Educate, CNY Heroes, Check It Out, and Checkup From the Neck-Up.

Community FM also broadcasts great, locally-produced podcasts of interest to listeners throughout our region, including the award-winning From Suarez’s Basement, a behind-the-scenes look at some of your favorite TV shows, movies, play, musicals, concerts, and more. Community FM also airs Shadow // Yaddo, the podcast produced by the renowned artists’ retreat in Saratoga Springs, CNY Latino Podcast, with topics of interest to the local Hispanic community, a brand-new local podcast for tweens, Funky Foodies, plus five more terrific local podcasts: the award-winning Zestful Aging, Talk CNY from CenterState CEO, North Words from North Country Public Radio, THIS Is Ithaca, and Dispatches from Planet Albany, a podcast produced by WCNY’s own political expert David Lombardo.

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    Central Current Radio – “Black Girls Don’t Get Love”
    Black Girls Don’t Get Love is a book and multimedia brand for girls of color, designed to turn silence into language and change the way Black girls and women are perceived…read more →
    Firebarn Chats, Episode 2 – The authors of “Hardly Harmless Drudgery”
    What's interesting about the history of our dictionary? Plenty! And it can be a lot of fun too, as we find out in this edition of Firebarn Chats, the radio…read more →
    Check It Out: Book Sales at Libraries?!
    It's true! Libraries sell their books sometimes -- and they're quite a deal. Tom and Maggie have the scoop on why these are important events for libraries. Plus, preview fun…read more →
    On the One LIVE!, Episode 6 – CNY Artists Playlist!
    In this On The One LIVE!, we repeat our Happy New Year show, with must-hear tracks by local artists: Erika Lovette, KAY.MJ, Zak G, Sadeesha Morgan, Sydney Irving, MyStory, Dylan,…read more →
    Syracuse (On)Stage, Episode 14 – Jim Clark on Syracuse Stage’s 50th Anniversary
    Jim Clark’s decades long history with Syracuse Stage spans all the way back to his appointment as managing director in in 1976, and producing director in 1992. In honor of…read more →
    Built to Serve, Episode 23 – FOCUS Greater Syracuse
    FOCUS Greater Syracuse has promoted civic engagement, participation, and education in the Central New York community for more than 25 years. Through its programs and initiatives, hundreds of citizens have…read more →
    Innovate to Educate, Episode 21 – MACNY’s Future Women in STEM Series
    The Manufacturers Association of Central New York has partnered with the MOST to host the second year of "Future Women in STEM," through May of 2024. The series targeted middle…read more →
    Science Today with Dr. Rich Kopecky – Episode 24
    Researchers report the first signs of a new blood test that could detect so-called Long-COVID. Meanwhile, honeybees are now being vaccinated against a disease that's decimated their numbers. Also in…read more →
    Checkup From the Neck-Up, Episode 18 – Gun Violence Prevention
    Gun violence is now the leading cause of death for children 18 and under. It kills about 48,000 people overall in the U.S. every year. Dr. Jay Brenner, SUNY Upstate…read more →
    Our New Neighbors, Episode 19 – Ten Years in a Refugee Camp
    Amidst a bloody civil war in his native Democratic Republic of Congo, Joachim Birembo witnessed the murder of his parents, while he himself suffered life-threatening injuries. Fleeing that country, Joachim…read more →
    On Point for College Alumni Stars – Ahmat Djouma
    WCNY Community FM is pleased to partner with On Point for College. Since 1999, On Point has helped more than 11-thousand youth from our region get into college, stay there,…read more →
    CNY Heroes, Episode 20 – Healing “Moral Injury” with Dr. Rebeccah Bernard
    Dan Cummings' guest on this edition of CNY Heroes is Dr. Rebeccah Bernard, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and an expert in “Moral Injury.” The term refers to the lasting impact…read more →
    Thursday Morning Roundtable – Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh
    This session of Thursday Morning Roundtable features Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh, who provides an update on the state of the city and discusses developing more and better housing in the…read more →
    Built: Landmark Theatre
    Built is a podcast all about special spaces where we gather, and this season they visited a stadium in Atlanta, a music venue in Chicago, and our very own Landmark…read more →
    2024 Syracuse State of the City
    WCNY Community FM is pleased to present the 2024 Syracuse State of the City Address, delivered by Mayor Ben Walsh on Thursday, January 18. Walsh is in his second term…read more →
    Faiths United for Peace
    InterFaith Works of Central NY organized this evening of prayer, song, and poetry to pray for peace in the world. The event was held at Onondaga Community College on December…read more →
    Opera is for Everyone!
    Syracuse Opera and Tri-Cities Opera are making connections, with the arts and with the community. This season, in cooperation with WCNY, they are hosting a series of panel discussions related…read more →
    Justice for All – A Capitol Pressroom Series
    WCNY's The Capitol Pressroom presents this special series, exploring decades of history as New York State grappled with its treatment of people with special needs. PART ONE - "A Cycle…read more →
    Funky Foodies Episode 203: The 3 to 5 Jive Takes a Dive
    Funky Foodies is a podcast for kids, and it’s produced right here in Central New York. Tween foodies Frankie and Fern share a passion for food and its impacts on…read more →
    Zestful Aging – Overcoming Intergenerational Trauma Around Drowning
    If you are afraid of the water, or wish you’d learn to swim, this week’s episode is for you. But it is not just about learning to swim as an…read more →
    Dispatches from Planet Albany – Legislating 101: Social Media Regulations for Minors
    Despite passing with overwhelming bipartisan support, legislation to curtail the most addictive features of social media was never a sure thing at the state Capitol in 2024. To learn how the measure…read more →
    From Suarez’s Basement – An inside look into the world of a production designer!
    Patrick Howe, a five-time Emmy award winning production designer, is the extraordinary guest for this edition of From Suarez's Basement. Professor Francisco Suarez and Howe have an in-depth discussion about…read more →
    CNY Latino Podcast, Episode 49 – More with Poet Juan Felipe Herrara
    (#49, 6/13/24) In this episode of CNY Latino Podcast, more with Latino poet Juan Felipe Herrara, one of many poets of different cultural backgrounds, who presented at the Syracuse-based Point…read more →
    The Joy of Why – Community FM Premiere
    Quanta Magazine's The Joy of Why is a special addition to WCNY Community FM. It's hosted by Cornell mathematician Steven Strogatz, and senior produced by Genevieve Sponsler (also a producer…read more →
    Introducing the ARISE podcast
    A WCNY Community FM debut! The ARISE podcast comes to us from ARISE in Syracuse. Hosted by CEO Tania S. Anderson, each episode introduces listeners to someone in our community…read more →
    Talk CNY – CenterState CEO’s Aimee Durfee on Workforce Development
    CenterState CEO’s unique position as both a chamber of commerce and an economic development organization allows us to implement holistic strategies when working towards the goal of creating a region…read more →
    North Words: Early ADK Aviation History
    This month on North Words, North Country filmmaker Scott Carroll spent a couple of weeks recently above the Arctic Circle, documenting his view of climate change for an app he…read more →
    Shadow // Yaddo – Carson Comeback
    Revel in all things Carson McCullers, the wunderkind writer who catapulted to fame in 1940 with the publication of The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. On tap: Mary V. Dearborn,…read more →
    THIS Is Ithaca, Episodes 10 and 11
    It this edition of THIS Is Ithaca, we meet Tony Diehl, the Ithaca Police Department's parking meter collector. Also, Samantha Mason of Gimme Coffee, who describes herself as a "barista/unionista."…read more →
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    Monday Jazz Network Sounds of Jazz with Leo Rayhill Capitol Pressroom Central Current Radio Checkup from the Neck-Up Our New Neighbors Science Today Dispatches From Planet Albany Talk CNY Behind the Woman On the One LIVE! Jazz Network Cycle of Health From Suarez's Basement CNY Latino Podcast Firebarn Chats Footlight Parade Jazz Network
    Tuesday Jazz Network Sounds of Jazz with Leo Rayhill Capitol Pressroom Built to Serve Innovate to Educate The Joy of Why ARISE Podcast Zestful Aging Central Current Radio North Words Jazz Network Dispatches from Planet Albany CNY Heroes Honor Flight Mission 20 Special Shadow//Yaddo Connect NY Classic Sinatra with Leo Rayhill Jazz Network
    Wednesday Jazz Network Sounds of Jazz with Leo Rayhill Capitol Pressroom Our New Neighbors Talk CNY Ivory Tower CNY Heroes Checkup From the Neck-up Science Today On the Money Honor Flight Mission 20 Special Jazz Network Built to Serve Syracuse (On)Stage Firebarn Chats The Joy of Why/ARISE Podcast Jazz Night in America Jazz Network
    Thursday Jazz Network Sounds of Jazz with Leo Rayhill Capitol Pressroom Central Current Radio Innovate to Educate Connect NY Zestful Aging Cycle of Health Syracuse (On)Stage On the One LIVE! Jazz Network Our New Neighbors Checkup from the Neck-Up Honor Flight Mission 20 Special From Suarez's Basement CNY Latino Podcast Jazz Inspired Jazz Network
    Friday Jazz Network Sounds of Jazz with Leo Rayhill Capitol Pressroom Built to Serve CNY Heroes Ivory Tower Dispatches from Planet Albany Firebarn Chats Behind the Woman Checkup from the Neck-up Jazz Network Innovate to Educate On the Money Syracuse (On)Stage Science Today North Words Jazz and the American Spirit Jazz Network
    Saturday Jazz Network Reading Buddies (10:06) / Check It Out (10:35) / Funky Foodies (10:45) Capitol Pressroom Central Current Radio Talk CNY Firebarn Chats Dispatches From Planet Albany Shadow//Yaddo CNY Latino Podcast The Joy of Why ARISE Podcast Jazz Network
    Sunday Jazz Network Reading Buddies (10:06) / Check It Out (10:35) / Funky Foodies (10:45) Connect NY Built to Serve Innovate to Educate Zestful Aging CNY Heroes Our New Neighbors Syracuse (On)Stage North Words Shadow//Yaddo On the One LIVE! Ciao! Bill Knowlton's Bluegrass Ramble Sounds of Jazz with Leo Rayhill Jazz Network