Remembering Bishop Cecil A. Malone

SUMMARY Juneteenth is now officially a federal holiday. President Biden signed it into law on Thursday, making today Juneteenth’s first federal recognized celebration. Businesses are closed. Many Government employees have the day off. The day celebrates the emancipation of black men and women from enslavement in the United States.  But that  passage of history is…

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Coronavirus Update, February 16, 2021

A Siena College poll shows that Cuomo’s approval with voters has barely changed with his handling of the pandemic. The poll was conducted after Attorney General Letitia James reported that COVID caused nursing home deaths in New York have been undercounted by the thousands. The Cuomo administration has withheld New York nursing home data throughout…

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Coronavirus Update, January 27, 2021

On Friday, Governor Cuomo announced he would allow higher risk sports to resume on February 1st, subject to local health department approval. Tompkins Public Health Director, Frank Kruppa, DID approve sports locally with additional requirements and precautions. Approved high risk sports for Tompkins County include; football, wrestling, ice hockey, rugby, and basketball.  In addition to…

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Thanks For Your Feedback! WRFI Newscasts Win Award

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’ll keep examining the…

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COVID and Vaccine Town Hall Meeting, Wednesday, January 6, 4-5pm

Join Tompkins County Officials and Cayuga Health System CEO Dr. Martin Stallone for a virtual COVID-19 Town Hall on Wednesday, January 6 at 4:00pm. The meeting will be broadcast on WRFI and streamed live to YouTube. Members of the public can submit questions for the panelists by emailing Dominick Recckio, Tompkins County Communications Director at drecckio@tompkins-co.org,…

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Help WRFI Get a Strong Start for 2021

2020 has been a rough year, and your small but mighty community station has been here with with you every step of the way. Please join our year-end campaign and help us raise $17,000 so we can take on 2021. Every little bit helps deliver more great local programming emphasizing inclusion, justice, and truth. When…

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2020 Year End Drive

We did it! 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! Thank you. Of course, it’s never too late to give, head over to our donation page anytime.

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