WRFI @ Ithacafest

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by admin on May 27, 2015

Come and get to know your community radio station at the Ithaca Festival, May 28 through 31! On Thursday evening, the WRFI Community Radio News Team will be broadcasting live from the Ithaca Festival Parade. You can also stop by our booth and catch a show on the WRFI Stage in Dewitt park on Saturday. Then hang with your favorite DJ’s for Doin’ It In the Park!, an Ithaca Festival Dance Party.

And, if you’re a fan of Roller Derby, you can find WRFI broadcasting the Ithaca League of Women Rollers Intraleague Showdown, Tropic Thunder vs Frozen Fury. Listen live at 6:00 PM from the Cass Park Rink.


Why [WERE] we silent?

by admin on May 17, 2015

lightning-342341_640At about 9:15 on Saturday night, our WRFI transmitter failed completely. It looks like the power supply got fried, probably by lightning.  More than a dozen volunteers worked like crazy yesterday to make repairs and we were back on the air by 7:30 Sunday night.

Special thanks are due to fellow broadcasters WVBR who lent us a backup transmitter and WSKG who provided other essential doodads as well as Linear Research Associates who lent important testing equipment for the operation. Community members Terry Kelleher, Mark Saia and Dave Fulton deserve special mention as do WRFI volunteers Joseph Haefeli and Bob Fitzsimmons, board members Nicholas Hill and Jonathan Young and general manager Felix Teitelbaum.


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And still more thanks to share…

April 15, 2015

We are proud to recognize some of the supporters who have given to WRFI this  past season, like Dan Cogan, Stephen Cope, Laurie Rubin, Ellen Baer, Charles Dunaway, Bill Carini & Chrys Gardener, Susan Kaplan, Jon Bosak, Della Herden and Seymour Smidt who gave in memory of Rita Smidt. Please visit our Support page to learn how to […]

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More Thanks to Share

March 30, 2015

We are grateful for donations received this past winter from our fantastic listeners and supporters, like Robert Silsbee, Jan & Ken Zeserson, Randy & Terry Marcus, Carol & Tony Henderson, Sabrina Johnston, Paul Davis & Catherine McCarthy, Nerissa Russell, Nicholas & Alexandra Hill, Deawn Hersini, and a gift made in memory of Stu Stein.  Please […]

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WRFI Community Radio Training Series

March 15, 2015

Interested in Community Radio? Citizen Journalism? Check out the WRFI Community Radio Training Series! On the last Sunday of the month, volunteers at WRFI Community Radio host trainings ranging from journalism to running a music show. Past workshops have included radio voice training, news script writing, and audio production. These trainings serve the WRFI volunteer […]

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Audio workshop imminent!

February 19, 2015

The ‘Audio Alchemy Workshop’ conducted by Jonathan Miller is this Sunday, February 22nd. There is still time to register- get the details here.

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Seneca Lake Academy registration

February 9, 2015

Update 2/17/15: Registration will close on Saturday, February 21, with a waiting list after that. Parallel programming for younger children by Earth Arts Ithaca is currently full, but there is a waiting list available. Come explore the natural and cultural history of Seneca Lake with all of your senses! —– Registration is now open for […]

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Winter Thanks

February 6, 2015

Thanks be to our dear supporters, like Todd Saddler & Laurie Konwinski, David Holowka, Paul Stearns, Chris Syphers and Fran Spadafora-Manzella, who gave in memory of Fred Manzella. These fine folks, and others, have kept our independent WRFI Community Radio in mind this snowy season with their donations. To learn how you can join them, please visit our Support […]

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