Central Current Radio launched in summer 2022 with host Roosevelt "Rick" Wright Jr., who is also a founder of Central Current. One of the first guests was reporter Chris Libonati, pictured at right, with Wright in center and producer Joel Stockton at left. Credit: Julie McMahon

Central Current’s nonprofit news source is partnering with WCNY’s Community FM on a regular radio talk show.

Roosevelt “Rick” Wright Jr., a founding board member of Central Current and Syracuse radio legend, is hosting the program with Editor-in-Chief Julie McMahon.

Wright is a professor emeritus at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. He has been a popular DJ and talk show host on the radio airwaves in Syracuse and across the country for decades.

Central Current Radio will host weekly guests, journalists and newsmakers to discuss the most pressing issues, challenges and opportunities facing Central New York. We’ll discuss the news of the day and introduce you to interesting voices and perspectives.

In addition to online, the show is broadcast over HD radio frequently throughout the week: at WCNY 91.3 HD3 Syracuse, WUNY 89.5 HD3 Utica, and WJNY 90.9 HD3 Watertown. 

New episodes air every other week.

Interesting in appearing as a guest on our show? Email McMahon at jmcmahon@centralcurrent.org.