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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. 

Looking for a Job in Community Radio? We’re Hiring an Assistant General Manager

By Felix Teitelbaum

WRFI is hiring an energetic and committed person to join its leadership team as part-time Assistant General Manager (20-30 hours) and build on the successes of the station’s first 8 years of operation. The job offers an opportunity to take part in nearly every aspect of station management and operation.  WRFI is committed to being…

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“Rejoice the Vote” Announces Art Contest Winners

By Felix Teitelbaum

Votes have been cast but the results of the 2020 elections still being challenged. We’re ready, though, to congratulate some real winners: the winners of the Rejoice the Vote art contest: Zoriana, Yi Nan, and Charlie Sue. This contest challenged young artists to create work that inspires people, especially young people, and reminds them that…

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WRFI News Reboots After Seven Years – Submit Your Feedback

By Felix Teitelbaum

Since its inception, WRFI News has overwhelmingly been an effort by scores of dedicated volunteers, and since 2017, the team has been lead by a series of part-time News Directors. In addition to the bedrock of local reporting the team has provided, the department has won awards and sent members on to further their careers…

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We're really feeling the love! Thanks to your help, we reached our goal and raised over $17,000 during December!  Together we're ready to take on the challenges of 2021!

Of course, it's never too late to give, head over to our donation page anytime.

Thank you, again.

2021-THANKS

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Daily features and interviews from our community

Lisa Holmes to Serve as Interim Tompkins County Administrator

By Jimmy Jordan | May 5, 2021

Lisa Holmes is set to serve as Tompkins County’s Interim County Administrator. She was unanimously voted into the position on May 4th’s County Legislature Meeting. Many legislature members expressed Holmes was an obvious choice. She has worked in Tompkins County government for over 20 years. She’s filled many roles in that time.  She began in…

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May Day in Ithaca

By WRFI News Staff | May 3, 2021

On May 1st, a festive crowd gathered  at the Bernie Milton pavilion in Ithaca. They were  celebrating May Day and International Workers Day. The Event was organized by the Ithaca chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, or DSA.    International Workers Day, is a holiday commemorating the historical advances working people have made to demand…

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Nicole LaFave, Candidate for Tompkins County Legislature District 1

By Jimmy Jordan | April 30, 2021

Nicole LaFave is running for election to get onto the Tompkins County Legislature. She seeks to represent District 1. In the conversation you can listen to here, LaFave goes over the main points of his platform: Living Wage for All Quality Housing for All Union Strong Ithaca Green New Deal End the School-to-Prison Pipeline Systemic…

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Travis Brooks, Candidate for Tompkins County Legislature District 1

By Jimmy Jordan | April 30, 2021

Short version: Long version: Travis Brooks is running for the District 1 seat on the Tompkins County Legislature. He spoke to WRFI News Director Jimmy Jordan in late April. In the conversation, Brooks goes over the main points of his platform: Affordable housing-gentrification has removed our most vulnerable people from their communities and placed them…

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TCAT Unveils Electric Bus Fleet

By WRFI News Staff | April 23, 2021

It was a cold and blustery April day at the Bernie Milton Pavilion on Ithaca’s Common.  Over 50 people were admiring a brand new TCAT bus sporting the electric bus logo. TCAT General Manager Scott Vanderpool was on hand to answer questions.  He said that he doesn’t know what the change in operating costs are…

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Code Blue and the Impact on Homelessness in Ithaca

By WRFI News Staff | April 23, 2021

In New York State, Code Blue is in effect anytime the temperature reaches 32 degrees or lower. December 1st through April 15th is considered a mandatory Code Blue period. During these months, people who are unhoused can be certain they will have a safe and free place to escape the elements. However, with the mandatory…

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