Central New York’s only classical music station Classic FM HD radio provides listeners with live, locally hosted classical music programs. The station also features concerts from around the world six nights per week, opera from the Metropolitan Opera and other companies on Saturdays, archival programs of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra and specialty programs including Broadway, Italian-American music, jazz and bluegrass.
Classic FM is available on 91.3 in Syracuse, 89.5 in Utica/Rome and 90.9 in Watertown, the North Country and the Kingston area and in streaming audio. Click here to visit the Classic FM page, which includes the Classic FM playlist.
The Capitol Pressroom is a daily one-hour radio program broadcast from the Legislative Correspondents Association Pressroom on the third floor of the State Capitol in Albany. The show features interviews with important newsmakers and streams live from 11 a.m. to noon daily.
Listen to cool jazz 24 hours a day on WCNY’s Jazz HD3 radio. The station features Sounds of Jazz with WCNY-FM’s own Leo Rayhill and programs from the Jazz Satellite Network with nationally known host Bob Parlocha. Other programs include Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz, Sound Travels with Michael Feinstein, Swingin’ Down the Lane with David Miller and more.
Jazz HD3 radio is available on an HD radio and in streaming audio.
WCNY Oldies FM HD2 features the best in rock and pop oldies 24 hours a day, with NPR news each hour. Enjoy your favorite oldies from the 1950s and 1960s, along with selected music from the 70s and 80s. Artists include Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Perry Como, Joni Mitchell, the Supremes, Dean Martin and many more!
Oldies FM HD2 is available on an HD radio and in streaming audio.
Enjoy your favorite classical music every day with Bruce Paulsen, Bill Baker and Marie Lamb on WCNY-FM 91.3 Syracuse, WUNY-FM 89.5 Utica, and WJNY-FM 90.9 Watertown.
Listen to The Bluegrass Ramble every Sunday night with Bill Knowlton from 9 p.m. to midnight on WCNY-FM 91.3 Syracuse, WUNY-FM 89.5 Utica, and WJNY-FM 90.9 Watertown. Learn more
The Capitol Pressroom is a daily one-hour radio program broadcast from the Legislative Correspondents Association Pressroom on the third floor of the State Capitol in Albany. Learn more
Co-hosts Joey Nigro and Jim Battaglia showcase the charm of Italian American traditions and the music of Italian American and Italian songbooks. You’ll hear selections from Dean Martin and Tony Bennett; rock-era artists like Frankie Avalon and Neil Sedaka, Italian classical melodies by Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli and contemporary Italian singers like Gigi D’Alessio, Antonio Venditti and Laura Pausini. Learn more
Each week, Leo Rayhill highlights such greats as Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington. Rayhill, a 45-year veteran of the radio industry and host of WCNY’s Sounds of Jazz for more than 40 years, can be heard on WCNY-FM 91.3 Syracuse, WUNY-FM 89.5 Utica, and WJNY-FM 90.9 Watertown Sunday afternoons at 5 p.m. With a digital radio, you can tune toWCNY’s Jazz broadcast on each of the signals noted above (or online below) and listen to Sounds of Jazz seven days a week from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Learn more
Thursday Morning Roundtable is broadcast on WCNY-FM Sundays at 8 p.m. during the academic year. It’s a weekly public service program, sponsored by Syracuse University’s University College, which features experts speaking on local, state and national issues of concern to the community. Learn more
Bill Baker’s “Live at Noon” is a live music and interview series that’s aired on WCNY-FM since 2003. The show has featured, local, regional, national and international classical music performers, who join Baker in-studio for brief performances and conversations.
WCNY’s radio hosts are familiar to anyone who’s listened to Classic FM or any of our local programs, such as Ciao! and Bill Knowlton’s Bluegrass Ramble. Learn more about the men and women behind the microphones here at WCNY-FM. Learn more
You can hear The Post-Standard each each day along with an assortment of magazines and best sellers. Our affiliation with the Radio Talking Book Network brings the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Christian Science Monitor, the New Yorker, National Geographic and much more publications to the visually impaired who use the ReadOut service. Learn more
Check out Classic FM’s Musical Notes listening, your guide to great music-related events across Central New York. Click here to see the listings.
Keep your musical event top-of-mind for Classic FM listeners by sending us details of your musically related event at least two weeks ahead so we may call it to everyone’s attention. Use this e-mail form or mail items to:
P.O. Box 2400
Syracuse, NY 13220