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Here are the latest announcements and opportunities to get involved in WRFI, follow along with us on this journey of serving Ithaca and Watkins Glen with community radio. We love hearing from you! Contact us anytime. 

From left to right, at NYSBA Luncheon in Binghamton on Apr. 18: WRFI General Manager Felix Teitelbaum; News Director Laura Rosbrow-Telem; Producer Elena Piech; Producer Skylar Eagle; and Ithaca Voice Managing Editor Kelsey O'Connor. Photo credit: Ofri Telem

WRFI Wins NYSBA Award for Outstanding Public Affairs Program or Series for ‘The Loneliness Radio Project’

By WRFI News Staff

WRFI was recently honored by the New York State Broadcasters Association with a 2019 Excellence in Broadcasting Award for “The Loneliness Radio Project.” We are thrilled to say we won a first place statewide award in the category of Outstanding Public Affairs Program or Series and are so proud of all our collaborators who made…

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Hiring: WRFI News Director – Apply by April 15, 2019

By Felix

Hiring: WRFI News Director (Part-Time) WRFI is seeking to hire a part-time news director who will oversee and develop news programming at the station and who will train and direct volunteers and interns within the news department. The station is also currently accepting proposals for news content collaborations. While this is a temporary hire to…

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Ithaca College Freshman MLK Scholar Visits Civil Rights Monuments: Selma, Montgomery

By WRFI News Staff

Every year, a group of MLK scholars is selected at Ithaca College to pursue social change and educate their peers on injustices. The freshmen travel south, steeping themselves in the history of American racial injustice and the events of the civil rights era, and speaking with people who worked alongside Martin Luther King jr. They…

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NY Public Service Commission Hosts Hearing in Ithaca about NYSEG Proposed Rate Hike

By Esther Racoosin | August 16, 2019

New York State Public Service Commission hosts a hearing in Ithaca on a proposed NYSEG utility rate hike. Administrative Judge James Costello presides over the hearing. NYSEG representatives talk about why their utility company thinks the rate hikes are necessary. Tompkins County residents speak out about the reasons why they oppose the rate hike. This…

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The NASCAR Xfinity Cup at Watkins Glen Int’l won by 20-year-old Austin Cindric

By Fred Balfour | August 5, 2019

Over 38,000 grandstand ticket holders and 23,000 campers filled Watkins Glen International race track the weekend of Aug 3-5, 2019.  If you’re an auto racing fan, you already know that Sunday’s Monster Energy Cup was won for the 2ndyear by 21-year-old Chase Elliot, son of NASCAR champion Awesome Bill Elliott.  And that Saturday’s Xfinity Cup…

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A Conversation with the Writers and Director of “Katrina: A New Musical”[AUDIO]

By Esther Racoosin | August 2, 2019

Writer Liz Bauman, Composer David Frumkin, and Producer and Director Priscilla Hummel talk about “Katrina: A New Musical”. They speak about what inspired them to write the musical, how it was staged and also what the audience can learn from the performance. This interview was initially aired on WRFI’s “Your Morning” and Evening news on…

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Interview with Pete Meyers of the TCWC – 7/26/2019 [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | July 27, 2019

WRFI’s Matthew Anticoli in an interview with Pete Meyers, one of the founders of the Tompkins County Workers Center. WRFI’s Matthew Anticoli and Pete Meyers discuss the passed, or soon to be passed legislation the TCWC has long supported, and what’s next for the Tompkins County Workers’ Center.

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Tom Reed Press Conference Excerpts – Southern Border Detention Centers <8 minute audio>

By Fred Balfour | July 25, 2019

Representative Tom Reed of New York’s 23 district gives regular press conferences via telephone for radio and news papers in the 23rddistrict.  This morning’s conference emphasized the visit to a detention center on the Texas / Mexica Border.  WRFI news team’s Fred Balfour was on the call and filed this report.  

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Tom Reed Complete Press Conference – July 24, 2019 <40 minute audio>

By Fred Balfour | July 24, 2019

On Wednesday July 24, WRFI News Team member Fred Balfour participated in the morning media conference call with Representative Tom Reed of New York’s 23rd district.  Reed gives regular press conferences via telephone for radio and newspapers in the 23rd district, which includes Watkins Glen and Tompkins County.  Over 40 minutes, Rep. Reed and the…

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