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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 – CNY Community Foundation’s Melanie Littlejohn
    Micron Corporation's investment in our region presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to eradicate the chronic poverty suffered by many of our neighbors. Find out how, from Melanie Littlejohn, the new President…read more →
    Firebarn Chats, Premiere Episode – Author Ann Callaghan Allen on “Holocaust Refugees in Oswego”
    WCNY Community FM is pleased to present this premiere episode of Firebarn Chats, a radio spin-off of the popular Strathmore Speakers Series. In this show, co-hosts Courtney Black and Patricia…read more →
    Check It Out: Get Excited About the New Skaneateles Library
    Tom and Maggie have a special guest, Legislator for the 6th district of Onondaga County, Julie Abbott. She shares how important libraries have been in her life, and about the…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 →
    On the One LIVE!, Episode 7 – Tailor Made’s Tink Bennett
    Check out the re-release of this On the One LIVE! episode with Tink Bennett from Tailor Made! Since 1992, this band has been rocking out and blending country music with…read more →
    Built to Serve – United Way’s “Book Buddies” Program
    Find out how YOU can help improve childhood literacy in our own community, in this month's edition of Built to Serve. Host Charles Roberts welcomes Laurie Black, Community Education Director…read more →
    Science Today with Dr. Rich Kopecky – Episode 23
    It's a scene straight out of Star Wars! A prosthetic arm that can feel hot and cold, just like Luke Skywalker's. But now, it's not just part of a science…read more →
    Our New Neighbors, Episode 18 – From Refugee to Community Support Specialist
    Desire Ndagijimana fled unrest in his native Democratic Republic of Congo. The refugee eventually made his way to Central New York in 2016. He is now a proud U.S. citizen…read more →
    On Point for College Alumni Stars – Quindell Williams
    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 →
    Syracuse (On)Stage, Episode 18 – “Once” with Ana Marcu & Pearl Rhein
    Syracuse Stage closes out its 50th anniversary season with the heartwarming musical “Once.” Syracuse (On)Stage Host, and the director of this production, Melissa Crespo, sits down with cast members Ana…read more →
    Innovate to Educate, Episode 20 – Esports in Our Schools
    In just the past few years, Esports have exploded in popularity. 40-percent of the world's population considers themselves gamers, high school courses in gaming are regularly offered, colleges including Syracuse…read more →
    Checkup From the Neck-Up, Episode 17 – Climate Change and Climate Anxiety
    Our summers are getting hotter, the winters warmer and less snowy. If you're worried about the future of the planet you're not alone. In this month's Check from the Neck-up,…read more →
    CNY Heroes, Episode 19 – The Newhouse School’s Military Visual Journalism Program
    For more than 60 years, Syracuse University has offered members of the active military specialized training in visual journalism. Today, the Advanced Military Visual Journalism Program offers an intensive 10-month…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 →
    Talk CNY – Higher Education Partnering for Workforce Innovation
    Central New York needs a skilled workforce that is representative of its population to build a vibrant, equitable economy. That’s something the leaders at SUNY Oswego know well. As the…read more →
    Funky Foodies Episode 209:The Inside Scoop on Outdoor Ed
    The Funky Foodies brainstorm with Dr. Beaker about plans for a nature center and they decide to approach Morris Meany, the richest and meanest man in Moretown, to ask him…read more →
    Zestful Aging – What is Ageless Aging?
    Maddy Dychtwald has been recognized by Forbes as one of the Top 50 female futurists globally, for nearly 40 years. She has been deeply involved in exploring all aspects of…read more →
    Dispatches from Planet Albany – In the Weeds at OCM
    After years of complaints with the state’s rollout of the marijuana marketplace, Gov. Kathy Hochul waded into this quagmire in the spring and directed OGS Commissioner Jeanette Moy to examine the operations…read more →
    From Suarez’s Basement – The Journey of Lee’s Acting Career!
    Francisco Suarez's guest in this edition of the Basement is the award winning actor, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee! Professor Suarez and Lee discuss Lee’s early acting years as a main character…read more →
    North Words: Historical Women of New York
    This month on North Words, we learn about an unlikely feminist icon. Josephine McCarty was a 19th Century lobbyist, spy, medical student, and an Albany abortionist, who was also tried…read more →
    CNY Latino Podcast, Episode 46 – Y Basta ya! New York, and more!
    (#46, 5/8/24) In this episode of CNY Latino Podcast, interviews with several people who attended a community-based event called "Y Basta ya! New York," held in Ithaca, designed to inform…read more →
    Shadow // Yaddo – Secret Studio Lives
    Audio from 1890, the symbolic power of pizza, blue suede shoes, thinking like a vulture, and more...all in Shadow // Yaddo's season roundup of favorite moments, with Nafis White, Chris…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 Thursday Morning Roundtable Zestful Aging Central Current Radio North Words Jazz Network Dispatches from Planet Albany CNY Heroes Honor Flight Mission 20 Special On the One LIVE! 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 Thursday Morning Roundtable 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 From Suarez's Basement CNY Latino Podcast Thursday Morning Roundtable 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 Science Today On the One LIVE! Ciao! Bill Knowlton's Bluegrass Ramble Sounds of Jazz with Leo Rayhill Jazz Network