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WCNY to air special episode on coronavirus on ‘CONNECT NY’ March 30

WCNY, Central New York’s community-owned flagship public broadcaster, will air “The Coronavirus Pandemic” on its “CONNECT NY” public affairs TV program at 9 p.m. March 30.


As the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the Empire State, a panel of experts and community leaders provide a discussion on the most current news and data.



  • Justin Fedor, President of the Onondaga County Medical Society
  • Brittany Kmush,Assistant Professor at the Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics at Syracuse University
  • Rob Simpson, President & CEO, CenterStateCEO
  • Mayor Ben Walsh, City of Syracuse


For viewing information, visit The show will be available on demand after it airs at


About WCNY

WCNY was founded in 1965 as The Educational Television Council of Central New York. Today, it is a community-owned media company that produces content across multiple platforms, including television and radio programs, dynamic web and targeted email content, the WCNY CONNECT member magazine, and social media. Through online stream technology, WCNY has a global broadcast audience of viewers and listeners throughout the United States and 17 countries. WCNY operates five digital, pledge-free broadcast channels and three radio stations. Towers are located in Watertown and Utica, and WCNY’s radio programming extends into Canada. Classic FM is one of a few radio stations in the world dedicated to locally programmed music.


Educational services include workshops; a 10,000 square-foot building with dedicated Education Center; Read Out, a radio reading service for the visually impaired; Enterprise America for middle school students; and a media and marketing communications program for high school students.


WCNY is LEED® Platinum Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, the highest certification level achievable in Leadership, Energy & Environmental Design. Other achievements include “Business of the Year” in the nonprofit category in 2014 by CenterState CEO.

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