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Station News and Events

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. 

Your Community, Your Radio: WRFI’s New Summer 2018 Schedule

By Felix

Your Community, Your Radio: WRFI’s New 2018 Schedule In a media-saturated world where content is controlled by fewer and fewer hands, community radio like WRFI provides a unique opportunity for local people to become media-makers and tell their own stories. We are very excited to announce that our new schedule (which started June 1, 2018)…

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2018 Listener Survey

By Felix

We’d like to hear from you! WRFI strives to provide unique, informative, and inspiring content through our music and public affairs programming. Please take moment to fill out this brief survey about your experience as a listener. Loading…

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David Wax, Suz Slezak and Amy Cuddy

David Wax and Suz Slezak LIVE in Studio B Wednesday, January 31, 2017

By Felix

WRFI is very excited to welcome David Wax and Suz Slezak of the David Wax Museum to Studio B for a live performance on Wednesday, January 31, 2017 during the 4pm hour.  They will be performing a house concert that evening in town. Check out this video of a similar duo performance by Wax and…

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Summer 2018 T-Shirts!

Check out the 2018 Summer Tees! V-necks in women's and men's cuts available when you donate to WRFI.

Your contribution today will help to sustain all of the efforts that keep WRFI up and running 24/7 for the Ithaca and Watkins Glen area. T-Shirts are available for sustaining members who contribute $60 or more ($5 /month). Thank you!

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Latest from the WRFI News Team

Daily features and interviews from our community

Dr. William Klepack Discusses Tompkins County Resolution on the Legalization of Marijuana [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | October 17, 2018

Dr. William Klepack, the Medical Director of the Tompkins County Health Department discusses the resolution passed last week by the Health and Human services Committee of the county legislature to legalize marijuana in New York State. He supports the legalization of marijuana use and urges listeners to learn about the issue by reading the state…

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Students from Cornell Minds Matter Discuss Mental Health Awareness Week [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | October 14, 2018

Carumey Stevens and Chelsea Kiely of the Cornell Organization Cornell Minds Matter, discuss the mental health challenges facing students on campus. They also talk about the barriers for students seeking mental health care. The organization is one of the sponsors of Mental Health Awareness week at Cornell, and Stevens and Kiely provide information about upcoming…

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NAMI-Finger Lakes Panel on Mental Health Court in Ithaca [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | October 9, 2018

This past summer, the City of Ithaca announced its intentions to establish a Mental Health Court. The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Finger Lakes, held a panel discussion on Sunday, October 7, to provide information to the community about the planned Mental Health Court. In this feature, different representatives from the mental health community, the court…

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Matt Butler from Ithaca Times discusses domestic violence allegations against State Senate Candidate Amanda Kirchgessner (AUDIO and TRANSCRIPT)

By Laura Rosbrow-Telem | October 5, 2018

***Content warning: Allegations of domestic violence, including and physical and verbal abuse, are mentioned in this interview. Matt Butler from the Ithaca Times reported this week that State Senate Candidate Amanda Kirchgessner is being accused of domestic violence by her ex-wife, Brandi Morgan. He spoke with WRFI’s Laura Rosbrow-Telem on ‘Your Morning‘ about the piece. Later…

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State Senate Candidate Amanda Kirchgessner responds to domestic violence allegations (AUDIO and TRANSCRIPT)

By Laura Rosbrow-Telem | October 5, 2018

***Content warning: Allegations of domestic violence, including and physical and verbal abuse, are mentioned in this interview. State Senate Candidate Amanda Kirchgessner is being accused of domestic violence by her ex-wife, Brandi Morgan, according to an  Ithaca Times investigation this week. Amanda Kirchgessner spoke with WRFI’s Laura Rosbrow-Telem on ‘Your Morning‘ about her response to these…

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Watkins Glen International sees Joe Logano capture NASCAR’s XFINITY series [Audio]

By WRFI News Staff | September 21, 2018

Dateline: August 4, 2018. NASCAR roared into Watkins Glen International on August 4th-5th. WRFI’s Fred Balfour reports from the pits of the XFINITY series 20th race of the 2018 race schedule. Strategy & pit crew skills were critical as the race started and ended in bright hot sunshine but a heavy rainstorm swept down off…

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