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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. 

We’re Hiring! Help out behind the scenes as WRFI’s Executive Administrator

By Felix Teitelbaum

The Executive Administrator (EA) is a key contributor to fostering the positive organizational culture at WRFI and Ithaca Community Radio (ICR) in accordance with ICR’s mission, and to ensuring that every aspect of our operation is in keeping with the principles of anti-racism, inclusion and equity; amplifying the voices of the oppressed; and recruiting and…

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“Steppin’ Into My Shoes” Radio Play with the Civic Ensemble – September 11, 18, and 25, 2021

By Felix Teitelbaum

The in-person listening party and talkback at the Cherry ArtSpace was on September 25 and it was a beautful experience. Based on the oral history interviews that members conducted in Fall 2020, the play was produced  exploring themes of family, harm reduction, and hopes and dreams of those who have experienced incarceration. Aiming to disrupt…

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Thanks For Your Feedback! WRFI Newscasts Win Award

By Felix Teitelbaum

Thank you so much to everyone who filled out our listener survey! Since January 25, 2021 we’ve been focusing on bringing you headline newscasts throughout each weekday and we must be doing something right because we won the 2021 regional award for Best Newscast from the New York State Broadcasters Association!  We heard from dozens…

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January 28, 2022 Daily Headlines

By George Christopher | January 28, 2022

Yesterday, the Tompkins County Health Department announced changes to its COVID-19 data reporting. The county will no longer report the number of “active cases” in the county, or the number of patients released from isolation. In a statement to the media the county explained this was because the state government is now leading case investigations.…

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January 27, 2022 Daily Headlines

By George Christopher | January 27, 2022

The Tompkins County Public Library will be distributing free COVID self test kits next Tuesday and Thursday outside the library’s front entrance on Green Street. Distributions will be open from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. and again from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M both days. The library will offer up to 6 test kits per…

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January 26th, 2022 Daily Headlines

By George Christopher | January 26, 2022

On Monday, a New York judge struck down the state’s indoor mask mandate, saying the Governor and Department of Health did not have the authority to enact the mandate without the approval of the state legislature. According to CNN the decision was handed down by Nassau County Supreme Court Judge Thomas Rademaker.  Attorney General Letitia…

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January 25, 2022 Daily Headlines

By George Christopher | January 25, 2022

Yesterday, New York’s Independent Redistricting Commission announced it would not be able to come to a consensus on a new congressional map. The commission had until today to submit a new proposal to the state legislature, which rejected two proposals two weeks ago. According to the Troy Record, the process will now move to the…

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January 24, 2022 Daily Headlines

By George Christopher | January 24, 2022

Schuyler County Public Health will host two COVID vaccine clinics this Friday at the Watkins Glen Community Center. The first clinic will be from 9:00 A.M. to Noon and will offer vaccines to all those 12 and older. The second clinic will be from 2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. and will offer the Pfizer vaccine…

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January 21, 2022 Daily Headlines

By George Christopher | January 21, 2022

On Wednesday the Ithaca Planning and Economic Development Committee met for the first time in 2022. According to the Ithaca Voice, the committee discussed a proposal to require landlords to provide 180 day notice before lease renewal, showing a rental unit to a new client, or entering a rental agreement with a new client. The…

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