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.
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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!
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Latest from the WRFI News Team
Daily features and interviews from our community
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More