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WRFI’s 2018 Fundraiser Marathon – SPECIAL PROGRAMMING!

Also, show your pledge and vote for WRFI Community Radio! Please support our station and help us continue to grow.
We have new premiums and daily prizes each day of the marathon running now through November 15.

Here is a rundown of some of the special programming happening during the marathon. Tune in, show your support, and let us know what you think!

Some of your programs may not play exactly when they usually do, see bottom for details.****

Tuesday November 6th
Election Day! Go Vote!

  • 4-5 pm Jim Murphy will host Nia Nunn and students from Southside Community Center to discuss AFRICAN AMERICANS IN ITHACA: SITUATING PEOPLE IN PLACE AND TIME, a series of events at Southside November 9 and 10.
  • 6-7 pm Laura Rosbrow Telem interviews award winning journalist Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic.
  • 7pm-1am Live coverage of Democracy Now‘s Election Night broadcast

Thursday November 8th

  • 7-8 am special live Your Morning, Ryan Clover hosts.
  • 12-2 pm Ignatz will replay recordings made live in studio B over the last year on The Lunch Pad
  • 10 pm-12 am Doctor B will be doing his long-running show Bartlemania LIVE in the studio with his friend and fellow DJ, Niles Chandler  from WHRW.

Friday November 9th

  • 5-6 pm Off The Couch, with Special Guests!
  • 6-7 pm The first episode of the Loneliness Project airs. This WRFI produced series digs deep into why young people on college campuses feel lonelier than ever. It’s a collaboration with the Ithaca Voice, Cornell Daily Sun, and Park Scholars Program at Ithaca College. Listen Fridays at 6 for this 4 part series.

Saturday November 10th

  • 12-1 pm local musician Kurt Riley Live in Studio, the hardest working singer-songwriter in Ithaca. Kurt’s new single “Failure Of Imagination” is available now.

Sunday November 11th

  • 10-11am Eric Clay interviews WRFI’s new news director Laura Rosbrow-Telem on the Made of Clay Report.
  • 12pm Interview with Matt Kadane of the bands Bedhead and the New Year. Matt Kadane co-founded the bands Bedhead (1991-1998), and more recently The New Year and Overseas. He’s also a history professor at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva while also publishing a book titled The Watchful Clothier (Yale University Press) in 2013.
  • 5-6 pm Members of the Locally-Sourced Science team will be live in the studio with an interview of Ithaca College researcher, Dr. Rumit Singh, about his running mechanics research, a feature about vaccine research, the history of the 1918 Flu pandemic, and more!

Tuesday November 13th

  • 9pm Aron Gutman (Fellow Traveler) interviews with Jon Madof of Chant Records and Zion80 featuring their music. From ecstatic re-imaginings of the world’s musical traditions to the farthest reaches of avant experimentalism, Chant Records is dedicated to releasing adventurous and uncompromising music across the spectrum.

Wednesday November 14th

  • 12-1 pm Out to Hunch hosts special guest: Park Doing of the Atomic Forces. Playing electronic and experimental folk music, Doing has recently toured with indie rock giants Guided by Voices. His music is based on American folklore, roots and the age old tradition of protest songs.

Thursday November 15th

  • 7-8 am special live Your Morning, Ryan Clover hosts
  • 4-5 pm Special Episode of Conference Of The Birds w/ Stephen Cope.
  • 7-9 pm Dusty Visions / Searching For A ThreadChimes of Bayonets live studio performance. Joe Kepic (Eighteen Hundred And Froze To Death), Casey Porter (Idatel) and Kevin Dossinger (Why+The+Wires / Idatel) have come together as Chimes Of Bayonets. Their dynamic punch, lean angular attack and interweaving post-punk approach already calls to mind June Of 44, Polvo and Unwound.

****Please note due to the following special broadcasts, The Ralph Nader Program that airs on Sunday November 11th, will now air on Monday November 12th at 4pm. First Voices Indigenous Radio will air at 4pm Thursday November 8th and TBD on Thursday November 15th.****