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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 (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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    Firebarn Chats, Episode 3 – Housing Rights and Housing Justice in Syracuse
    This edition of Firebarn Chats features a discussion of housing rights and housing justice in the City of Syracuse. Host Madelyn Kelly's guest is fair housing advocate and 9th District…read more →
    Central Current Radio – Jazz in the City!
    Larry Luttinger has been a force of nature on the local jazz scene for decades. His organization, CNY Jazz Central, is dedicated to presenting and preserving jazz as a unique…read more →
    Syracuse (On)Stage, Episode 19 – 50 Years of Syracuse Stage: An Oral History
    Throughout the 50th anniversary season, audience members were invited to record a memory of their experiences at Syracuse Stage. Recorded in an audio booth located right in their lobby, enjoy…read more →
    Check It Out: Second Annual Library Comic Con
    Solvay Public Library's Brian Rowlands joins Tom and Maggie to preview the library's second annual Comic Con for kids. It's free, of course! And, your illustrious hosts share even more…read more →
    On the One LIVE!, Episode 10 – Kev Jones
    In this On The One LIVE!, host DJ Bella J chats with Caribbean singer and songwriter Kev Jones about his latest music and his inspiring journey into Central New York's…read more →
    Repeating History – Premiere Episode: Historian Michael Hattem
    Community FM is pleased to present this premiere episode of Repeating History, a new monthly program hosted by Bob Searing, Curator of History for the Onondaga Historical Association. Just in…read more →
    Built to Serve, Episode 24 – Hiscock Legal Aid Society
    For 75 years, the Hiscock Legal Aid Society has been champions of "Justice For All" in Central New York, handling more than 9,000 cases and assisting nearly 15,000 people just…read more →
    CNY Heroes, Episode 21 – Hospice’s “Veteran Honoring” Program
    Veteran volunteers are needed for the “Veteran Honoring” program conducted by Hospice of Central NY and the Finger Lakes. Under the program, veterans visit veterans who are enrolled in Hospice…read more →
    Checkup From the Neck-Up, Episode 19 – All Things ADHD: The Facts!
    President of the World Federation of ADHD and Distinguished Professor in the SUNY Upstate Psychiatry Department, Dr. Steve Faraone, talks with “Dr. Neckup” psychologist Rich O’Neill about all things Attention…read more →
    Innovate to Educate, Episode 22 – The Dynamics of Gathering
    Integrating innovative practices within a school's framework is about understanding a school's physical space and its teachers' spatial adeptness. The edition of Innovate to Educate explores how spatial fluency can…read more →
    Science Today with Dr. Rich Kopecky – Episode 25
    Fingerprints, DNA, even eyewitness identification. Research into forensic science now suggests those forms of ID may not be as reliable as they seem toward correct criminal convictions. Also in this…read more →
    Our New Neighbors, Episode 20 – Sohrab Omery
    Before leaving his native Afghanistan, Sohrab Omery was a translator working with the U.S. Air Force. He came to the U.S. when the Taliban retook control of his country and…read more →
    On Point for College Alumni Stars – Bikash and Kumari Regmi
    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 →
    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 →
    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 →
    Funky Foodies Episode 207: The Funkies and the Bake Sale Blunder
    Glow lets the Funkies use the Greasy Spoon’s kitchen to make cookies for a bake sale to raise money to buy the vacant lot that means so much to Dr.…read more →
    Zestful Aging – Coming Out While Coming of Age
    Imagine being successful in all of the ways society defines success: the house with the ocean view, two successful sons, a kind and loving husband and a satisfying career. Yet…read more →
    The Joy of Why: What Happens in the Brain to Cause Depression?
    Quanta Magazine's The Joy of Why is a special addition to WCNY Community FM. It's hosted by Cornell mathematician Steven Strogatz, and senior produced by Genevieve Sponsler (also a producer…read more →
    From Suarez’s Basement – A New Era for Documentary Filmmakers
    Talented film producer Sarah Dowland visits with host Francisco Suarez in this edition of From Suarez's Basement! In the episode, Professor Suarez discusses Dowland’s career transition from visual effects to…read more →
    CNY Latino Podcast, Episode 51 – Jeweler and Artist Daniel Carbajal
    (#51, 7/11/24) In this episode of CNY Latino Podcast, we talk with jeweler and artist Daniel Carbajal; not only about making precious ornaments and charms, but also about how to…read more →
    ARISE: Providing a Ladder to Success
    The ARISE podcast comes to WCNY Community FM from ARISE in Syracuse. Hosted by CEO Tania S. Anderson, each episode introduces listeners to someone in our community supporting access and…read more →
    Talk CNY – NBT Bank’s Dave Kavney
    When thinking of any bank or financial institution, it’s likely you think of a place to manage your money, maybe a physical building or an ATM. All of that is…read more →
    Introducing “The D.O.T. P.O.D.”: I-81 Local Hire Initiative
    A WCNY Community FM debut: The D.O.T. P.O.D. shares stories from the agency that keeps you moving, the New York State Department of Transportation. In this episode, the Syracuse I-81…read more →
    Shadow // Yaddo – Icons
    Walk on the wild side in this edition of Shadow // Yaddo, with two phenomenal biographers: Cynthia Carr on Candy Darling—dreamer, icon, superstar—and Brad Gooch on Keith Haring, whose bold,…read more →
    Dispatches from Planet Albany – Legislating 101: The end-of-session sausage-making
    Two bills – one imposing a controversial waste reduction mandate and the other a broadly supported employee benefit update – successfully made it through the state Senate in the waning…read more →
    North Words: Early ADK Aviation History
    This month on North Words, North Country filmmaker Scott Carroll spent a couple of weeks recently above the Arctic Circle, documenting his view of climate change for an app he…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 D.O.T.P.O.D. Talk CNY Behind the Woman On the One LIVE! Jazz Network Cycle of Health From Suarez's Basement CNY Latino Podcast Firebarn Chats/ Repeating History Footlight Parade Jazz Network
    Tuesday Jazz Network Sounds of Jazz with Leo Rayhill Capitol Pressroom Built to Serve Innovate to Educate The Joy of Why ARISE Podcast Zestful Aging Central Current Radio North Words Jazz Network D.O.T.P.O.D. CNY Heroes On the One LIVE! From Suarez's Basement 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 Shadow//Yaddo Jazz Network Built to Serve Syracuse (On)Stage Firebarn Chats Repeating History The Joy of Why/ARISE Podcast 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 D.O.T.P.O.D. Firebarn Chats Repeating History 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 Repeating History Science Today From Suarez's Basement CNY Latino Podcast The Joy of Why ARISE Podcast 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 Shadow//Yaddo On the One LIVE! Ciao! Bill Knowlton's Bluegrass Ramble Sounds of Jazz with Leo Rayhill Jazz Network