Songs Dex Romweber Taught Us – The Rocket Morton Show

Chapel Hill-based rockabilly and blues guitarist Dexter Romweber passed away on February 16, 2024 at the age of 57. Romweber influenced, inspired, and touched the lives of many—including WRFI’s own Rocket Morton. Part one of Rocket’s tribute to Dex and his influences aired on Friday, February 23, 2024. Tune in on Friday, March 1, 2024…

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CREATIVES: Natalia Khoma and Volodymyr Vynnytsky of the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine

WRFI’s Felix Teitelbaum and Dr. Deborah Justice of the Cornell Concert Series speak with cellist Natalia Khoma and pianist Volodymyr Vynnytsky of the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine about the power of music in times of turmoil and about the orchestra’s upcoming performance at Cornell (February 10, 2024 at 3pm). More at www.cornellconcertseries.com Natalia Khoma…

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Local News: January 16, 2024

– Elmira to Consider Renaming Bridge – According to the Elmira Star Gazette, on Tuesday, the Elmira City Council will consider a proposal to rename the city’s Madison Avenue Bridge after two pillars of Elmira’s Black Community, A’Don Allen and Bessie Berry. Allen was the first Black resident to serve on the Chemung Board of…

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Fund Drive Update: With Your Help, WE DID IT!

WE DID IT! Thanks to the incredible support of over 80 donors in the Finger Lakes and beyond, we raised over $10,000 in the past week! Your generosity ensures that we can continue opening ears, minds, and hearts across the Southern Finger Lakes. THANK YOU for making a real impact! Your contribution supports: Amplifying the…

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WINO, Watkins Glen is Off the Air

We’re sorry to announce to our Watkins Glen listeners that we have gone off the air on 91.9FM as of Friday, November 10. This change will not affect our signals at 88.1FM in Ithaca, or 89.7FM across the Southern Finger Lakes. Nor will it affect our webstream heard here at WRFI.ORG. In fact many Watkins…

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CREATIVES: Quintron and Miss Pussycat [AUDIO]

Felix Teitelbaum interviews New Orleans-based artists Quintron and Missy Pussycat on August 24, 2023. They’ll be appearing in Ithaca at the Cherry Arts, Sept. 11. The show is a benefit for WRFI. You can learn more about the duo and get tickets to the show here.

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WRFI PRESENTS: Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Sept. 11, BUY TICKETS

WRFI is proud to announce we’re bringing New Orleans artists Quintron and Miss Pussycat to Ithaca for our first-ever “WRFI Presents” event, Monday, September 11, 2023 at the Cherry Arts at 102 Cherry St in Ithaca. The Johnny Dowd Trio will be opening. Come out for some mind-bending, hip-shaking mayhem and support your community radio…

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GrassRoots Winners Announced! Read listeners GrassRoots Stories!

Check out some of these great GrassRoots stories submitted by our Instagram followers! Many congratulations to our winners Rachel Behling, and Kaleigh Grey! We had a GREAT response to this year’s GrassRoots giveaway! Thanks so much to everyone who participated! We love hearing from you all—especially all the stories people shared! Stay safe, stay hydrated,…

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