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WCNY to air special episode on ‘Cycle of Health’

WCNY, Central New York’s community-owned flagship public broadcaster, will air “Mason’s Story,” a special segment on its locally produced show, “Cycle of Health,” at 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20 on WCNY-TV.

After being diagnosed with spina bifida and undergoing countless surgeries, Mason Campbell refuses to slow down. Viewers will learn how this superstar first grader became the newest member of the Syracuse University Men’s Basketball team and is touching the hearts of everyone he meets.

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Currently in its 12th season, “Cycle of Health,” is hosted by Dr. Rich O’Neill, who presents a multifaceted perspective on how the health crisis affects the people of Central New York. The show covers a range of health challenges, focusing on the stories of individual patients and their families during the treatment and recovery process.

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About WCNY
WCNY was founded in 1965 as The Educational Television Council of Central New York. Today, it is a community-owned media company that produces content across multiple platforms, including television and radio programs, dynamic web and targeted email content, the WCNY CONNECT member magazine, and social media. Through online stream technology, WCNY has a global broadcast audience of viewers and listeners throughout the United States and 17 countries. WCNY operates five digital, pledge-free broadcast channels and three radio stations. Towers are located in Watertown and Utica, and WCNY’s radio programming extends into Canada. Classic FM is one of a few radio stations in the world dedicated to locally programmed music.

Educational services include workshops; a 10,000 square-foot building with dedicated Education Center; Read Out, a radio reading service for the visually impaired; Enterprise America for middle school students; and a media and marketing communications program for high school students.

WCNY is LEED® Platinum Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, the highest certification level achievable in Leadership, Energy & Environmental Design. Other achievements include “Business of the Year” in the nonprofit category in 2014 by CenterState CEO.

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