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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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    Thursday Morning Roundtable – United Way’s “Book Buddies” Program
    This session of Thursday Morning Roundtable features Laurie Black, United Way of Central New York Book Buddies Community Education Director, discussing a local initiative to support childhood literacy. For a…read more →
    Central Current Radio – Preventing Lead Poisoning in Our Children!
    Syracuse has suffered from consistently high levels of lead exposure in children, a critical issue that severely impacts childhood development and endangers those young lives. In this edition of Central…read more →
    Strathmore Speaker Series – Tony Wood on “The World’s Most Fascinating Flake”
    This Strathmore Speakers Series session features Anthony R. “Tony” Wood, a reporter and editor for the Philadelphia Inquirer and author of the 2021 book, “Snow: A History of the World’s Most Fascinating Flake.”…read more →
    Check It Out: Welcome to Normalcy!
    With the eclipse behind us, things are back to their normal level of awesome at the Onondaga County Public Libraries. Hosts Tom and Maggie have the latest Lego, Superhero, and…read more →
    On the One LIVE!, Episode 9 – A Kid Called Danger
    In this edition of On The One LIVE!, DJ Bella J and DJ ha-MEEN chat with all four members of "A Kid Called Danger" about their recent Sammy Award win…read more →
    Syracuse (On)Stage, Episode 17 – SU Drama Co-productions with David Lowenstein & Madison Manning
    In this edition of Syracuse (On)Stage, David Lowenstein (Professor & Actor) and Madison Manning (SU Drama sophomore) talk with host Melissa Crespo about the annual co-productions between Syracuse Stage and…read more →
    Built to Serve – Central New York Community Foundation
    The Central New York Community Foundation is a public charity that receives contributions from private donors, manages them to grow over time, and then distributes funding to many local charities…read more →
    On Point for College Alumni Stars – The Campbell Family
    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 →
    CNY Heroes, Episode 18 – Marine Vet Bill Gleason and the Need for DAV Drivers
    Bill Gleason is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and a recruiter for the Central New York Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans. Bill tells host Dan Cummings the…read more →
    Checkup From the Neck-Up, Episode 16 – She’s 70 and Still Climbing!
    Mary Giehl has become a specialist in reinventing herself. In this Checkup from the Neck-up, she tells how her feelings guided her from pediatric nurse, to ER nurse, to ICU…read more →
    Our New Neighbors, Episode 17 – RISE: Refugee and Immigrant Self-Empowerment
    RISE: Refugee and Immigrant Self-Empowerment, is a non-profit organization providing critical services to New Americans in our community. RISE offers assistance including transportation, interpretation, education, even a farm where immigrants…read more →
    Innovate to Educate, Episode 19 – Redhouse: Raising the Bar for Arts Education
    Arts Education is expected to be a major focus for Syracuse's new STEAM School, and Redhouse Arts Center is raising the bar for professional arts education in our region. At…read more →
    Science Today with Dr. Rich Kopecky – Episode 22
    The Avian Flu has hit the Galapagos Islands, home for some of nature's rarest bird species. What are worldwide science journals saying about it? Also in this edition of Science…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 – Central NY Needs Housing Now
    Communities don’t often have the advantage of being able to plan for exponential growth until they’re in it. However, Central New York has the unique opportunity to do just that.…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 – Earth Day Special: Discovering Birding in Retirement
    Zestful Aging host Nicole Christina was thinking about who would be a great guest for Earth Day. She wanted to talk with someone who is committed to nature, has a…read more →
    Dispatches from Planet Albany – A Cyberattack and Budget Framework at the Capitol
    The week began with Gov. Kathy Hochul announcing the parameters of a conceptual budget deal, which news to Democratic state lawmakers who thoughts they were still working on the state’s…read more →
    From Suarez’s Basement – From Private Investigator to New York Times Bestselling Author
    Don Winslow, a one-of-a-kind author, was this week’s guest in the Basement! Throughout the episode, Professor Suarez and Winslow talk about his life as a private investigator before becoming a…read more →
    CNY Latino Podcast, Episode 45 – Hispanic/Bluegrass Fusion Artists and More on the Eclipse!
    (#45, 4/18/24) In this episode of CNY Latino Podcast, we have an interview with a duet musicians Joe Troop & Larry Bellorin, who play a unique music style of Hispanic…read more →
    North Words: An Epic Canoe Trip
    On the April edition of North Words, writer Peter Lourie reflects on an epic canoe trip more than 30 years ago, from the headwaters of the Hudson River in the…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 Strathmore Speaker Series 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 On the One LIVE! Shadow//Yaddo 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, 1-Hour Special Checkup From the Neck-up Science Today On the Money CNY Heroes Jazz Network Built to Serve Syracuse (On)Stage Strathmore Speaker Series 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 Shadow//Yaddo 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, 1-Hour Special Strathmore Speaker Series 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 Strathmore Speaker Series Dispatches From Planet Albany From Suarez's Basement CNY Latino Podcast Thursday Morning Roundtable 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 Science Today On the One LIVE! Jazz Network