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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 (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 – The Next Generation of Journalists
    In this edition of Central Current Radio, host Dr. Rick Wright introduces us to a young woman who aspires to be part of the next generation of journalists, Za'Tozia Duffie,…read more →
    Thursday Morning Roundtable – Food Insecurity Awareness
    The Fall 2023 season of Thursday Morning Roundtable is underway, with a discussion of Food Insecurity. Guest speakers are Rev. Brian Konkol, dean of Hendricks Chapel, and Anne Bellows, Ph.D.,…read more →
    Our New Neighbors, Episode 11 – From Afghanistan to Syracuse
    Sayed Sadat worked for ten years for an educational program based at the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan. When the government fell in 2021, he had to leave his home country.…read more →
    Syracuse (On)Stage, Episode 11 – “What the Constitution Means to Me”
    In this edition of Syracuse (On)Stage, actors Mel House and Phillip Taratula sit down with director Melissa Crespo to discuss the upcoming production of What the Constitution Means to Me.…read more →
    Strathmore Speaker Series – The Onondaga Arsenal: Reflections on a War of 1812 Landmark
    This edition of the Strathmore Speakers Series features a November, 2022 event featuring historian and former curator of the Onondaga Historical Association, Dennis Connors. Connors recounts the twisted tale, stretching…read more →
    Built to Serve – Upstate Foundation’s Campaign for Child and Adolescent Mental Health
    Thirty-percent of American teen-agers have a significant mood disorder, and 10-percent have contemplated suicide. In Syracuse in the past six years, Upstate University Hospital has seen a 400-percent increase in…read more →
    On the One LIVE!, Episode 3 – Praise and MyStory
    Let's connect with two up and coming rappers in this edition of On the One Live! Hosts DJ Bella J and DJ ha-MEEN get us up close to songwriter/rapper and…read more →
    CNY Heroes, Episode 11 – Recruiting the Next Generation of the Military
    CNY Heroes has frequently touched on the issue of America’s current military force strength. Dan Cummings’ guest this month talks about the ongoing effort by the Armed Forces to hit…read more →
    Checkup From the Neck-Up, Episode 9 – Adolescent Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
    This September, WCNY joins with public media across New York to raise awareness of the issue of teen mental health and suicide prevention. In this Checkup From the Neck-up, Dr.…read more →
    On Point for College Alumni Stars – Bobbie Heard
    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 →
    Science Today with Dr. Rich Kopecky – Episode 15
    How is an African country able to use renewable energy to generate nearly half of all of its electricity? Find out in this month's edition of Science Today with Dr.…read more →
    Innovate to Educate, Episode 12 – CiTi BOCES Arts in Education
    Arts in Education is a pioneering program within CiTi BOCES. It aims to put the arts at the center of each student's educational experience. The service is designed to provide…read more →
    Funky Foodies Episode 205: Dr. B Inspires a Mission
    The Funkies come to the rescue after Dr. Beaker shares his dismay over plans to convert his childhood playground into a Wango Tango Taco drive-thru and commercial mini mall. Kid-friendly…read more →
    Zestful Aging – Walking Vacations, A Better Way to Travel
    Have you ever considered hiking in Europe but think of hiking as too strenuous? Well, it doesn't have to be. Cassandra Overby is the author of "Explore Europe on Foot"…read more →
    Shadow // Yaddo – All a Canvas Holds
    Every art form has its own language, a puzzle to unlock. One of the great joys of life is having a conversation with an artist who can decipher the code…read more →
    From Suarez’s Basement – Inside the Brilliant Mind of Steven Pemberton!
    This week’s episode is quite a treat! Professor Francisco Suarez and two students have the pleasure of interviewing the legendary writer/actor Steve Pemberton! Viewers will be thrown right into Pemberton’s…read more →
    CNY Latino Podcast, Episode 32 – At the State Fair, Part 2
    This episode of CNY Latino Podcast is the second part of a compilation of several video-recordings taken during the 2023 New York State Fair, including the last four days when…read more →
    Talk CNY – Neighborhood Revitalization Means Regional Growth
    In this episode of Talk CNY, hosts Kate Hammer and Andrew Fish talk with two members of the CenterState CEO team: Andy Obernesser, Director of Community Investment and Jonathan Link…read more →
    THIS Is Ithaca, Episodes 7 and 9
    Ithaca is more than great colleges and great gorges. Each episode of THIS Is Ithaca is an “audio portrait” of an individual. This time: Take a ride on the right…read more →
    North Words: Comic Books and Piano Music
    What is it that makes the North Country so special? From North Creek to South Colton, from Old Forge to New Bremen, host Mitch Teich brings you interviews, on-site recordings,…read more →
    Back-to-School Special from “How God Works”: Can Ancient Wisdom Help Gen Z’s Unhappiness?
    WCNY is featuring a new special from the PRX podcast "How God Works: The Science Behind Spirituality", with host Dave Desteno. Depression, stress, and anxiety are rising in Gen Z,…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 →
    Dispatches from Planet Albany – Another Swing and Miss on Housing Policy
    The scheduled legislative session came to an end in June, with Governor Kathy Hochul and the legislative leaders unable to agree on substantive policies that would increase the supply of…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 This Is Ithaca Talk CNY Our Teachers, Our Future: Music Ed. Awards On the Money Jazz Network On the One LIVE! From Suarez's Basement CNY Latino Podcast Jazz Inspired Footlight Parade Jazz Network
    Tuesday Jazz Network Sounds of Jazz with Leo Rayhill Capitol Pressroom Built to Serve Innovate to Educate Thursday Morning Roundtable Zestful Aging Syracuse (On)Stage North Words Jazz Network Central Current Radio CNY Heroes Checkup from the Neck-Up Shadow//Yaddo Jazz at 100 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 Our Teachers, Our Future: Music Ed. Awards Science Today Can Ancient Wisdom Help Gen-Z's Unhappiness? Jazz Network Built to Serve Syracuse (On)Stage On the One LIVE! Cycle of Health Jazz in the American Spirit 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 Our Teachers, Our Future: Music Ed. Awards Bloom: Toxic Threat to the Finger Lakes Jazz Network Our New Neighbors Checkup from the Neck-Up Shadow//Yaddo From Suarez's Basement Jazz at 100 Today Song Travels Jazz Network
    Friday Jazz Network Sounds of Jazz with Leo Rayhill Capitol Pressroom Built to Serve CNY Heroes Ivory Tower On the One LIVE! Our Teachers, Our Future: Music Ed. Awards Behind the Woman Can Ancient Wisdom Help Gen-Z's Unhappiness? Jazz Network Innovate to Educate On the Money Syracuse (On)Stage Science Today Inside Jazz European Jazz Stage 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 Strathmore Speaker Series Shadow//Yaddo From Suarez's Basement CNY Latino Podcast Checkup from the Neck-Up On the One LIVE! Jazz Network
    Sunday Jazz Network Sounds of Jazz with Leo Rayhill Connect NY Built to Serve Innovate to Educate Zestful Aging CNY Heroes Our New Neighbors Syracuse (On)Stage North Words Behind the Woman Science Today Jazz Network