After seven years of providing a half-hour of local and regional news five nights a week, the WRFI Newsteam is taking a moment to rethink the service it provides to the community. Our news service is just that, a service. And who better to give us feedback than those we serve: you, our listeners.
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 with organizations like Georgia Public Broadcasting, Iowa Public Radio, WSKG Public Radio, and the Public News Service.
On January 22, our News Director, Michayla Savitt, who has been with the station since 2019 will be stepping down and we find ourselves at a crossroads. With so many important issues facing our communities, how can WRFI, on its shoestring budget, best serve our communities?
For now, we are scaling back to offer what is most manageable to us, and, with hope, provides you with the most important news and information.
Starting on Monday January 25th our regular program will go on hiatus. Instead we’ll focus on bringing you headline news throughout each weekday. Then, starting February 5th, check out our new weekly program airing Fridays at 5.
Please let us know what you think about our news content. Tell us what works and what doesn't. How did you like the old format? What about the interim format we're just about to launch? And what would you like to hear in our programming once we complete this reboot?