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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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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This Week on The Scene: Risa Lieberwitz discusses “Make Cornell Pay” and Academic Freedom

On October 4th, 2023, a group of Cornell faculty condemned Cornell University’s proposed “payment in lieu of taxes” to the City of Ithaca for falling grievously short of Cornell’s obligations to the public interest. In this week’s episode of The Scene, Risa Lieberwitz, a professor at Cornell’s Industrial and Labor Relations School, places the MakeCornellPay campaign in the broader context…

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This Week on The Scene: Saida Hodžić on Critical Knowledges of Refuge

In this week’s episode of The Scene, Saida Hodžić, a Professor in the Anthropology Department and the Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department at Cornell University, discusses her work reorienting the fields of asylum and refugee studies — from studies of refugees to critical studies of refuge — and her spring 2023 symposium, Displaced, Detained,…

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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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