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WCNY to air WCNY/The Post-Standard, Spelling Bee at 2 p.m. March 2

WCNY, Central New York’s community-owned flagship public broadcaster will present the live WCNY/The Post-Standard, Spelling Bee on WCNY-TV at 2 p.m. March 2. For viewing information, visit

Hundreds of students competed in local bees to participate in this year’s WCNY/The Post-Standard / Spelling Bee. Nearly 175 of the top spellers advanced to the regional level written test.

Watch 35 students compete in the live oral bee, hoping to become a local champion to travel to Washington, D.C. to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in late May.

The Spelling Bee is judged by Mark Murphy and Tom Boll. Pronouncer is Johanna Keller. The Spelling Bee will be hosted by WCNY’s Diane Jones, on-air host on Classic FM.

The televised Spelling Bee is sponsored by Prevention Network.

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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