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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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    CNY Heroes, Episode 17 – Vietnam Veteran Blaine Fleming, Part 2
    This month, host Dan Cummings continues his conversation with retired Army Colonel Blaine Fleming, who served as a helicopter pilot and operations officer in Vietnam. Fleming talks more about his…read more →
    Science Today with Dr. Rich Kopecky – Episode 21
    Another remarkable breakthrough in genetic therapy is featured in this month's Science Today. From the worldwide science journals, Dr. Rich Kopecky tells us how a new drug can alter the…read more →
    Our New Neighbors, Episode 16 – Beatrice Faida
    Beatrice Faida was born in a refugee camp in Tanzania, East Africa. In 2007, at age 12, she and her family migrated to the United States, re-settling in Central New…read more →
    Thursday Morning Roundtable – Micron, the MOST, and STEAM Education
    This session of Thursday Morning Roundtable features Robert Simmons, head of social impact at Micron Technology and the Micron Foundation, and Lauren Kochian, president of the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum…read more →
    Central Current Radio – ACR Health
    In this edition of Central Current Radio, host Rick Wright talks with Katherine Lowe, Director of Development and Community Engagement for ACR Health. They discuss the organization's start as AIDS…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 →
    Blue Dot: Preparing for the Eclipse
    Upstate New York will be in the path of totality for the much-anticipated April 8th solar eclipse. There's a lot of misinformation out there about how to successfully prepare, but…read more →
    Check It Out: All the Winter Break Fun
    Your neighborhood Onondaga County Public Library has tons of surprises in store for the week off of school. And, venture beyond your neighborhood for something new every day. Tom and…read more →
    On the One LIVE!, Episode 7 – Tailor Made’s Tink Bennett
    This episode of On The One LIVE! features an engaging session with Tink Bennett from Tailor Made, a band that masterfully combines rock and country. Hear about their rise since…read more →
    Strathmore Speaker Series – The Smith Family Fortunes
    The Strathmore Speaker Series and Onondaga Free Library's September 2021 event featured historian and former curator of the Onondaga Historical Association, Dennis Connors. Connors discussed the history of the Lyman…read more →
    Built to Serve – 100 Black Men of Syracuse, Inc.
    100 Black Men of Syracuse is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Greater Syracuse area through education, mentorship, and service. This month, Built to Serve host Major…read more →
    On Point for College Alumni Stars – Bobbie Heard
    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 →
    Innovate to Educate, Episode 17 – “Black Girls Don’t Get Love”
    Black Girls Don't Get Love is a book and multimedia brand for girls of color, designed to turn silence into language and change the way Black girls and women are…read more →
    Checkup From the Neck-Up, Episode 14 – Harnessing “Life-Enhancing Anxiety”
    How do we move from fighting, to understanding, in our polarized times? In this Checkup from the Neck-up, host Dr. Rich O'Neill visits with eminent existential-humanistic psychologist Dr. Kirk Schneider.…read more →
    Syracuse (On)Stage, Episode 15 – “Clyde’s”
    Syracuse Stage presents Clyde’s by Lynn Nottage, a co-production with Portland Center Stage. Syracuse (On)Stage host Melissa Crespo talks with the show’s director, Chip Miller (Associate Artistic Director of PCS),…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 →
    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 – The Best Age to Travel and Make Friends
    This edition of Zestful Aging talks about the benefits of traveling, as host Nicole Christina introduces us to Jeannie Ralston. Jeannie is the co-founder and CEO of NextTribe, which started…read more →
    Dispatches from Planet Albany – Redistricting 2024: No Democrat Left Behind
    The fate of New York’s congressional lines will soon be in the hands of state lawmakers, who will either approve the boundaries set by a bipartisan redistricting commission or take…read more →
    From Suarez’s Basement – An inside look into the world of a production designer!
    Patrick Howe, a five-time Emmy award winning production designer, is Francisco Suarez's extraordinary guest for this week. In this episode, Professor Suarez and Howe have an in-depth discussion about the…read more →
    Talk CNY – Partnering in the Skies
    Syracuse Hancock International Airport is one of the fastest growing airports in the country. Air traffic is up 20 to 25 percent compared to 2019, the airport’s busiest year on…read more →
    Shadow // Yaddo – Somewhere
    Leonard Bernstein—the conductor and composer known globally for his charisma and style—comes roaring back into the public discourse. We celebrate Lenny’s relationship with Yaddo via a conversation with one of…read more →
    North Words: A Life on the Tug Hill Plateau
    On February's edition of North Words, we’ll learn about John “Old Lard” Clemens, an early 20th century logger from the Tug Hill plateau. Two descendants are the keepers of his…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 →
    CNY Latino Podcast, Episode 41 – Pareja Flores
    (#41, 2/8/24) This entire episode of CNY Latino Podcast focuses on the "Pareja Flores," talking about their cinematography and film projects that not only highlight Latin culture, but also improve…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 →
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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! Built: Landmark Theatre Preparing for the Eclipse 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 Opera is for Everyone Jazz Network Built to Serve Syracuse (On)Stage 2024 Syracuse State of the City 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 Dispatches From Planet Albany Preparing for the Eclipse Built: Landmark Theatre 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 Behind the Woman From Suarez's Basement CNY Latino Podcast 2024 Syracuse State of the City 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