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Classic FM

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.

 

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Jazz

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.

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Oldies

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.

 

Radio Shows

20130625_classicfm_posterClassic FM

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.

 

 

 

 

Bill Knowlton’s Bluegrass Ramble20130617_logos_bluegrass

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

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

 

 

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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

 

 

Sounds of Jazz20130617_logos_jazz

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 Roundtable20130619_logos_tmr

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

 

Live at WCNY – On the Radio

Keep in touch with upcoming musical events as local, regional, national, and international musicians and artists visit the Classic FM studios.  Interviews and live performances inform and entertain you!  Follow WCNY on Facebook and Twitter to learn of upcoming Live at WCNY Radio Events, with host Diane Jones. Learn more

 

Feminine FusionFeminine Fusion

“Feminine Fusion” is a new, weekly radio program that highlights the influence of women in classical music. These are the women throughout history and into the present day who create, perform, and inspire. Learn more.

Radio Hosts

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.

20130619_headshot_bruce_paulsenBruce Paulsen
Bruce Paulsen hosts your morning drive time Classic Choices program weekdays from 6 to 10 a.m.  With degrees in music and theatre, Bruce has performed with many of the great musicians of our time. He brings more than thirty years’ performance experience to the microphone. WCNY is his second expedition into radio. Before this, he hosted opera programs and weekends for WGKA, Atlanta’s Voice of the Arts.

DianeJonesDiane Jones
Diane Jones is your mid-day host weekdays from 10 am to 2 pm.  An active composer, she has received commissions from nationally and internationally-recognized musicians and ensembles, as well as completing 5 residencies in Syracuse area schools, introducing young musicians to composition.  Diane performs regularly with Samba Laranja and the Central New York Flute Choir, and her music has been featured on two SAMMY-award winning CDs.  Follow Diane on Twitter (@ComposerJones) and Facebook (PetDragonMusic) for more about her programming and her music.

20130619_headshot_jim_marie_lambMarie Lamb
Marie Lamb, ClassicFM announcer from 2 to 7 p.m. weekdays and host of Saturday Opera, Part 2 is a Central New York native and a graduate of the Setnor School of Music at Syracuse University. Marie began in radio as the host of classical and opera programs at WIKE-AM, at the former Eisenhower College in Seneca Falls. She also hosted a daily jazz program for many years at WAER-FM in Syracuse. Marie began at Classic FM in 2002 as a board operator. Her duties have expanded over the years to include announcing, production, interviews, and running WCNY’s ReadOut radio reading service, which serves the blind, visually impaired, and people with other conditions that limit their use of print. Aside from her work at WCNY, Marie is the host of the award-winning “DXing with Cumbre” program for fans of international radio, which is heard on shortwave and as a podcast.

20130619_headshot_leo_rayhillLeo Rayhill
Leo Rayhill has been the host of The Sounds of Jazz since 1961 and the program has been broadcast on WCNY-FM since the station signed on in 1971.  Rayhill is also the host of Classic Sinatra, a weekly program devoted to the music of  Frank Sinatra.  Both shows air on Classic FM and are available daily WCNY’s Jazz HD station.  A Central New York native, Leo is a graduate of Hamilton College.

 

20130619_headshot_neva_pilgrimNeva Pilgrim
A graduate of Hamline and Yale, Pilgrim is a professional singer and recording artist. She is also a founding member of the Society for New Music and its educational programs, concerts and operas the organization sponsors. Having concertized throughout the U.S. and abroad with such conductors as Boulez and Keene, Neva has been artist-in-residence at Colgate University for many years. Pilgrim garnered numerous awards, most recently CMM’s Lifetime Achievement for outstanding contribution by a musician to the community.

 

20130619_headshot_bill_knowltonBill Knowlton
Dubbed by some as “Mr. Bluegrass of Central New York”, Bill hosted the first all-bluegrass radio show in New York City in 1960. Coming to Syracuse as a US Air Force Public Affairs Officer, Bill started the “Bluegrass Ramble” on WCNY-FM in January 1973. In 1997, Bill was named “Broadcast Personality of the Year” by the International Bluegrass Music Association. He emcees at least 13 bluegrass festivals every year and writes liner notes for bluegrass and old-time country music artists. Bill is a resident of Liverpool.

 

Joey NigroJoey Nigro
Joey Nigro has been entertaining audiences as a singer most of her life in musicals, clubs, concerts and cabaret performances. Her recordings and original songs have been featured on numerous radio and CD compilations. After graduating from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Communications with a degree in journalism, Joey worked in New York City before returning to Central New York. She was raised on Syracuse’s old North Side Italian American Community where she began interviewing immigrant forbears and second-generation Italian Americans in her family and writing about growing up Italian American. She is a charter trustee of the Landmark Theatre and has worked in workforce development for more than 30 years.

20130619_headshot_jim_battagliaJim Battaglia
Jim Battaglia was born in the Southern province of Calabria and raised in an Italian American enclave on Syracuse’s Near Westside, where his parents established their home when he was two and a half years old. He is fluent in his first language, the Italian Calebrese dialect, and has toured Italy many times. He and his wife, Francine, have vacationed worldwide and are frequent visitors to his birthplace, the coastal village in Calabria. Jim graduated from CCBI with a degree in business and has been manager of Nojaim’s Market on the Near Westside for more than 40 years. He is Vice President of the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame.

ReadOut

20130605_news_readoutYou 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

Musical Notes

20130605_news_musicnotesCheck 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:

WCNY-FM
P.O. Box 2400
Syracuse, NY  13220

Classic FM Musical Notes Contact Form

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