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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, and Innovate to Educate.

Community FM also broadcasts great, locally-produced podcasts of interest to listeners throughout our region, including 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, and a brand-new local podcast for tweens, Funky Foodies.

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    Thursday Morning Roundtable, SU Vice President for Research Dr. Duncan Brown, 12/1/22
    Thursday Morning Roundtable on December 1 welcomed Professor Duncan Brown, Syracuse University's Vice President for Research and Professor of Physics. Dr. Brown discussed a new field of astronomy, using gravitational waves to…read more →
    Built to Serve – Salvation Army
    Those Red Kettles, and SO much more! In this episode of Built to Serve, we talk with Major Charles Roberts, Area Coordinator and Director of Onondaga County Operations for the…read more →
    Central Current Radio – Ken Sturtz
    In this episode of Central Current Radio, Host Rick Wright and Central Current Editor-in Chief Julie McMahon talk with Oswego-based journalist Ken Sturtz. A piece Ken wrote was recently published…read more →
    Innovate to Educate, Episode 3 – ESports in Our Schools
    In this episode of Innovate to Educate, host Jody Manning speaks with Baldwinsville Central Schools' ESports Coach Lindsay Cesari and student Logan Dodd about the district's Gaming and ESports program.…read more →
    Science Today with Dr. Rich Kopecky – Episode 6
    In this edition of Science Today, Dr. Rich Kopecky introduces us to three young scientists who are having a great impact in their respective fields. Plus, a potential breakthrough in…read more →
    Check It Out – A Library at the Airport!
    Grab a book before your flight -- and never have to return it! Learn more about SYR's new library on this edition of Onondaga County Public Libraries' Check It Out.read more →
    Thursday Morning Roundtable, Professor Gary Engelhardt of Syracuse University Maxwell School, 11/17/22
    Thursday Morning Roundtable on November 17 welcomed Professor Gary Engelhardt of Syracuse University Maxwell School. He addresses the issues of inflation and possible recession or changes in the economic environment.…read more →
    CNY Heroes, Premiere Episode – Veterans Legal Clinic at Syracuse University
    CNY Heroes is a new program that takes an in depth look at issues impacting our veterans, including the thousands of vets who call Central New York home. In this…read more →
    Central Current Radio – Chris Libonati and Eddie Velasquez
    In this episode of Central Current Radio (recorded on 11/15/22), Host Rick Wright talks with CentralCurrent.org reporters Chris Libonati and Eddie Velasquez about the 2022 Elections, the Micron deal, Interstate…read more →
    Syracuse (On)Stage, Episode 3 – “The Little Mermaid”
    In anticipation of our holiday show, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, director Melissa Rain Anderson takes us through this timeless tale re-imagined onstage with 2 Ring Circus. Along with the show’s…read more →
    Check It Out – KidSpace at the Central Library
    Lots of fun events and local clubs -- including crafting and Lego building -- on the Onondaga County Public Libraries' latest edition of Check It Out. Also hear about the…read more →
    Thursday Morning Roundtable, 2022 Election Recap, 11/10
    Thursday Morning Roundtable on November 10 welcomed members of WCNY’s weekly Ivory Tower show, Ben Baughman, associate professor of applied intelligence at Gannon University, Tara Ross, professor of history at…read more →
    Built to Serve – ARISE
    In this episode of Built to Serve, ARISE CEO Tania Anderson and Director of Independent Living Services Nina Lutz talk with host Joel Stockton, WCNY Radio's Broadcast Producer. They discuss…read more →
    Our New Neighbors – Episode 4
    In this fourth episode of Our New Neighbors, hosts Ibrahim Mohamed and Hamdi Farah talk with Rosa Na, who emigrated to the United States with her parents and nine siblings…read more →
    Central Current Radio – Chris Libonati on the Micron Deal
    In this episode of Central Current Radio (recorded on 10/26/22), Host Rick Wright and Editor-in-Chief Julie McMahon talk with CentralCurrent.org reporter Chris Libonati, who has been following the Micron story.…read more →
    Innovate to Educate, Episode 2 – Drone Technology Program
    In this episode of Innovate to Educate, host Jody Manning speaks with Syracuse School District teacher Quindell Williams and student Jimmy Mackall, Jr. about SCSD's innovative Drone Technology program, and…read more →
    Science Today with Dr. Rich Kopecky – Episode 5
    In this edition of Science Today, more fascinating findings from the worldwide science journals, as Dr. Rich Kopecky brings us new information on Long COVID: who is most-likely to get…read more →
    Check It Out – Story Time at the Library
    In this edition of Check It Out, Host Tom Walters and "Miss Jackie" tell us how to help your children take advantage of Story Time at the Onondaga County Public…read more →
    Central Current Radio – Eddie Velazquez
    In this episode of Central Current Radio, Host Rick Wright and Editor-in-Chief Julie McMahon talk with Eddie Velazquez, a freelance journalist who is covering local labor and housing issues for…read more →
    Syracuse (On)Stage, Episode 2 – “Our Words Are Seeds”
    In this edition of Syracuse (On)Stage, interdisciplinary artist, Ty Defoe talks about the development of his play Our Words Are Seeds, scheduled to premiere in the Backstory Program in February…read more →
    Check It Out – Get a Book Delivered to Your Favorite Library
    Maggie Foster and Tom Walters from Onondaga County Public Libraries co-host "Check It Out" on Community FM. This week, how to place a hold on a book so it gets…read more →
    Built to Serve – Catholic Charities
    In this episode, host Tammy Palmer talks with Mike Melara, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Onondaga County. They discuss the organization's wide range of services for the region's disadvantaged,…read more →
    Central Current Radio – Lekia Hill
    In this episode of Central Current Radio, Host Rick Wright and Editor-in-Chief Julie McMahon talk with Lekia Hill, the creator of the "Powerful Voices" app, designed to connect users with…read more →
    Innovate to Educate, Premiere Episode – LaFayette “Big Picture” High School
    Innovate to Educate is a monthly show exploring new and often unique approaches to education being utilized in Central New York schools. In this premiere episode, host Jody Manning speaks…read more →
    Science Today with Dr. Rich Kopecky – Episode 4
    In this edition of Science Today, Dr. Rich Kopecky brings us unexpected insights into the worsening severity of recent hurricanes, along with many other interesting findings from worldwide science journals.…read more →
    Check It Out – Finding a Library Book Online
    Maggie Foster and Tom Walters from Onondaga County Public Libraries co-host "Check It Out" on Community FM. This week, how to look up library books online, and much more! More…read more →
    Our New Neighbors – Episode 3
    In this third episode of Our New Neighbors, host Ibrahim Mohamed talks with Espoir Kibingra, who emigrated to the United States with his family in 2019 after spending years as…read more →
    Central Current Radio – An Update on CentralCurrent.org
    In this episode of Central Current Radio, Host Rick Wright, Editor-in-Chief Julie McMahon, and Central Current co-founder Tony Malavenda provide updates on the development of Central New York's first non-profit…read more →
    Built to Serve – Hope for Heather
    Built to Serve is a monthly show that shines a spotlight on the important work of our local non-profits. In this episode, host Tammy Palmer speaks with Frieda Weeks, the…read more →
    Central Current Radio – Talking Politics with Dustin Czarny
    In this episode of Central Current Radio, Host Rick Wright and Editor-in-Chief Julie McMahon talk local politics and the upcoming midterm elections with longtime Onondaga County Democratic Elections Commissioner Dustin…read more →
    Syracuse (On)Stage, Episode 1 – “How to Dance in Ohio”
    Community FM is pleased to present this premiere of Syracuse (On)Stage. Each month, Host Melissa Crespo of Syracuse Stage pulls back the curtain and explores the process of creating theatre…read more →
    Science Today with Dr. Rich Kopecky – Episode 3
    In this edition of Science Today, Dr. Rich Kopecky tells us about new research on a virus that could be the key to defeating Multiple Sclerosis. Also, new information from…read more →
    Central Current Radio – Bishop H. Bernard Alex
    In this edition of Central Current Radio, Host Rick Wright and CentralCurrent.org Editor-in-Chief Julie McMahon speak with community leader and activist Bishop H. Bernard Alex of the Victory Temple Fellowship…read more →
    Our New Neighbors – Episode 2
    Community FM is committed to bringing you the diverse voices that make Central New York such a special place to live. In this second episode of Our New Neighbors, host…read more →
    Built to Serve – The American Red Cross
    Built to Serve is a monthly show spotlighting non-profit organizations at work in our community. In this episode, host Tammy Palmer talks with Lisa Smith, Executive Director of the American…read more →
    Science Today with Dr. Rich Kopecky – Episode 2
    Community FM · Science Today- Episode 2 In this month’s episode of Science Today, host Dr. Rich Kopecky has big news about some small bacteria, we learn what makes the…read more →
    Central Current Radio – Ken Jackson
    In this episode of Central Current Radio, Host Rick Wright and Central Current Editor-in-Chief Julie McMahon talk about the state of local journalism with Ken Jackson, the longtime editor and…read more →
    Central Current Radio – Larry Bousquet
    In this edition of Central Current Radio, Host Rick Wright and Editor-in-Chief Julie McMahon interview Larry Bousquet, one of the local leaders instrumental in the creation of the area’s new…read more →
    Science Today with Dr. Rich Kopecky – Premiere Episode
    Every month on Community FM, join Dr. Rich Kopecky as he guides us through some of the most interesting new findings from worldwide science journals.  read more →
    CNY Latino’s Interview with Celebrity Chef Pati Jinich
    Award-Winning Celebrity Chef Pati Jinich is the special guest host for WCNY’s 8th Annual “Taste of Fame” culinary fundraising experience, on September 9 at Drumlins Country Club. Enjoy getting to…read more →
    Central Current Radio – Chris Libonati
    Central New York’s new non-profit news source, Central Current, is hiring reporters and producing stories of interest to our community. In this edition of Central Current Radio, host Rick Wright…read more →
    Built to Serve – InterFaith Works
    “Built to Serve” is a monthly program designed to shine a spotlight on the great work being done throughout Central New York by our dozens of non-profit service organizations. In…read more →
    Central Current Radio – Tony Malavenda
    CentralCurrent.org is Central New York’s new non-profit newsroom. In this inaugural edition of Central Current Radio, Rick Wright introduces us to co-founder and Board President Tony Malavenda, and Editor-in-Chief Julie…read more →
    Our New Neighbors – Episode 1
    Community FM is committed to including the diverse voices that make Central New York such a special place to live. Our New Neighbors features the journeys of immigrants and refugees…read more →
    Funky Foodies, Episode 2
    "Izzy & the Buzzing Bee Caper" - in this episode, Frankie's little brother, Izzy, gets frightened up a tree after encountering a honey bee, giving Frankie & Fern a chance…read more →
    CNY Latino Podcast, Episode 9
    Welcome to another episode of the CNY Latino Podcast project. In this episode, we have several interviews with members of the Latino Culture who participated in the 2022 New York…read more →
    Shadow // Yaddo – Merry, Merry!
    For this very special holiday edition of Shadow // Yaddo, we share a few of our favorite things: Allan Gurganus reads “A Fool for Christmas,” composer Paul Moravec shares music…read more →
    Funky Foodies, Episode 1
    Funky Foodies is a brand-new podcast for kids, and it’s produced right here in Central New York. Tween foodies, Frankie and Fern, share a passion for food and its impacts…read more →
    From Suarez’s Basement – Steven Meizler
    In this episode, Prof. Francisco Suarez hosts cinematographer Steven Meizler. Co-hosting with his colleague Jacob Dudd, the three talk about Meizlers’ experiences with filming the Queen’s Gambit. He elaborates on…read more →
    CNY Latino Podcast, Episode 8
    Welcome to another episode of the CNY Latino Podcast project. Here we have one more interesting interview related to the Agricultural and Food industries event that was in Syracuse, where…read more →
    Funky Foodies, Episode 10
    Izzy’s Pop-up Pancake Party" -- Izzy causes a pancake batter disaster in the kitchen when trying to make breakfast for the Funky Foodies. Frankie & Fern teach Izzy about pancakes…read more →
    Shadow // Yaddo – Divine Dissonance
    Inhabiting the space between two places, forms or cultures and exploring the tensions that dissonance creates: Celebrated author Gish Jen on post-Nixon China, finding humor in heartbreak, and her intuitive…read more →
    CNY Latino Podcast, Episode 7
    Welcome to another episode of the CNY Latino Podcast. Here we have several interesting interviews, related to an event that has to do with innovations for the Agricultural and Food…read more →
    Funky Foodies, Episode 9
    "Henry Tries to Sink the Aquaponics Field Trip" – Funky Foodies are excited about proposing a science class field trip to the local aquaponics farm, but they’re up against Henry’s…read more →
    CNY Latino Podcast, Episode 6
    In this program we have a couple of valuable interviews...an interesting interview with a well-known and awarded Colombian Latina nurse SILVIA POSADA, about health in the Latino Community of the…read more →
    From Suarez’s Basement – Mikkel E.G. Nielsen
    For this episode, Professor Francisco Suarez hosts academy award and The British Academy Film Award (BAFTA) 2021 winning best film editor Mikkel E.G Nielsen. Co-hosting with his student Damon Park,…read more →
    Funky Foodies, Episode 8
    EP 8: "Glow Earns Five Stars in Organics" - Frankie & Fern plan a visit to the Happy Veggie Organic Farm while visiting Fern’s mom, Glow, at the Greasy Spoon.…read more →
    CNY Latino Podcast, Episode 5
    In today's podcast, Hugo Acosta and CNY Latino editor in Chief Marisol Hernandez will be talking about how to be productive while driving around...a compendium of advice and suggestions on…read more →
    Funky Foodies, Episode 7
    "Izzy Dives into Seaweed" – Izzy takes responsibility of the first-grade aquarium over break. The tank turns green and Izzy gets upset, but the Funky Foodies help him understand the…read more →
    From Suarez’s Basement – Jany Temine
    "The magic of make-believe and character development can't be detached from the importance of the costume design process." These are the words of our special guest to celebrate Halloween week,…read more →
    CNY Latino Podcast, Episode 4
    In this episode, we are going to have several conversations about how Latinos cope (or don't) with the cold...what it is believed they do wrong, and how Hugo Acosta learned…read more →
    Funky Foodies, Episode 6
    "Vending Machine Takeover"- Frankie & Fern work together to make healthy options available in the middle school cafetorium after agreeing that kids deserve better than junk food. Kid-friendly recipe: Banana…read more →
    CNY Latino Podcast, Episode 3
    Welcome to Episode 3 of the CNY Latino Podcast. This project is a venture that the small Hispanic Media company CNY Latino tried to start in 2020. Several issues (funds,…read more →
    Funky Foodies, Episode 5
    "Standing up for Vertical Farming"- After he walks in and sees Fern in an upside down yoga pose, Izzy learns about yoga and also about vertical farming. Kid-friendly recipe: Easy…read more →
    CNY Latino Podcast, Episode 2
    Welcome to our second podcast show in partnership with the local radio Station WCNY. In this episode we will present a couple of interesting interviews we did in the past...one…read more →
    Funky Foodies, Episode 4
    "Serving up a Food Recovery Program" – Frankie & Fern meet at the Greasy Spoon diner, where Fern's mom Glow is a waitress. They see how much food is wasted…read more →
    CNY Latino Podcast, Premiere Episode
    The CNY Latino Podcast project is a venture that the small Hispanic Media company CNY Latino tried to start in 2020. Several issues (funds, personnel, COVID, etc.) delayed its start,…read more →
    Funky Foodies, Episode 3
    "Frankie & Fern and the Science Fair Pickle" -- Fern needs to come up with a science fair project and decides that growing organic cucumbers and making them into pickles…read more →
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