WCNY-FM makes changes to Sunday program schedule beginning July 7

WCNY, Central New York’s public broadcasting company, will expand and reposition its Sunday line-up to better respond to listener preferences and listening habits.. The changes begin July 7.

 At 11 a.m., “Classic Sinatra” airs with host Leo Rayhill. The show features Sinatra’s greatest performances. The show previously aired at 4 p.m.

At noon, co-hosts Joey Nigro and Jim Battaglia showcase the charm of Italian American traditions and the music of Italian American and Italian songbooks on “Ciao!” . The show formerly aired at 3 p.m.

At 1 p.m., “Footlight Parade” returns to the Sunday line-up. The show features Broadway classics and show tunes.

“Fresh Ink”, with host Neva Pilgrim, remains in its 2 p.m. timeslot, but is now followed by “The Sounds of Jazz” with Leo Rayhill at 3 p.m. Rayhill has hosted the show since 1961 and the show has aired on WCNY radio since 1971.

Syracuse Symphony music broadcasts will air from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. Previously, they were broadcast at noon.

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