To those passing through the area, central New York may seem an assemblage of small, quiet communities without a lot to say about themselves. But central New Yorkers already know their region is a rich mosaic of memories, landmarks, unique activities, culinary staples and events that bring out the best. WRVO's Sounds of Central New York is dedicated to highlighting the captivating sounds and stories that illustrate who we are.

We are working to preserve our history by capturing the voices and familiar sounds of central New York. Maybe your memories will recall another great moment in someone else's life.  If so, let us know.

If you have a story that illustrates the unique character of central New York and its history, one that you would like to share, please email us at

What is the Sounds the CNY?

Mar 21, 2014

Three interns explain the objectives and the process of the Sounds of Central New York project as they finish the first chapter.

Children on Chief's Baseball

May 3, 2013

Growing Up with The Chiefs

Apr 26, 2013

Oswego Farmer's Market

Apr 19, 2013

Sound Garden

Apr 12, 2013


Jan 16, 2013

Chiefs Baseball

Dec 14, 2012


Dec 12, 2012

Memorial Day

Dec 11, 2012
Leigh Rusyn / WRVO


Dec 11, 2012

Oscar the Standard Poodle

Dec 11, 2012

Honoring Veterans

Dec 10, 2012
Leigh Rusyn / WRVO