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WCNY’s Classic FM to celebrate Earth Day with ‘Earth Rise—A Celebration of Earth Day in Classical Music’

WCNY, Central New York’s community-owned flagship public broadcaster, presents a special Earth Day program on its Classic FM radio station. Bruce Paulsen will host “Earth Rise—A Celebration of Earth Day in Classical Music” at 9 a.m. April 22.

The show will feature the music of Vivaldi, Beethoven, Respighi, Vaughan Williams, and Classic FM’s very own Diane Jones. The special show considers how the wonders of nature have inspired great music from composers across the centuries.

Classic FM airs on 91.3 in Syracuse, 89.5 in Utica/Rome and 90.9 in Watertown, the North Country and the Kingston area, at and via the TuneIn app.

About Classic FM

Central New York’s only classical music station Classic FM radio provides listeners with live, locally hosted classical music programs. The station also features concerts from around the world six nights per week, opera from the Metropolitan Opera and other companies on Saturdays, archival programs of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra and specialty programs including Broadway, Italian-American music, jazz and bluegrass.

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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