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A big thank you to our supporters

By katrina

WRFI Community Radio is on the air thanks to the support of our listeners, like Anne Posel, Nancy Norton, Susan Smith, Brian Bartholomew and Louise Yavelow, who gave in honor of our very own Morning Show!  To learn how you can join them in keeping our local independent community radio station on the air, go…

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Understanding To Overcome

By katrina

WRFI Community Radio is proud to be a community partner of Understand to Overcome, an all-community viewing of the film RACE: The Power of an Illusion.  The first episode will air at the State Theater in Ithaca tonight!  Visit their website at for more information.

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Hello world indeed!

By katrina

Welcome to the new WRFI Community Radio website.  You can see our schedule and listen live to our online stream (click Listen in the menu).  In the next weeks and months we’ll be adding more information to the site, as well as adding new local shows to our program schedule, so check back in often.…

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Daily Features & Interviews From Our Community

ICSD School Board Candidate Interview: Lori LaBonte [AUDIO}

By WRFI News Staff | May 9, 2018

WRFI Community Radio News and Your Morning spoke to each of the six candidates running for the three open seats on the Ithaca City School District School Board.  Lori LaBonte is one of those candidates. The order of interviews was organized on a first come, first served basis between WRFI Community Radio News and Your…

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Barstander Training for DJs Seeks a Safer Nightlife Scene in Ithaca

By WRFI News Staff | May 4, 2018

Local DJ Ben Ortiz (DJ ha-MEEN) of Ithaca DJ Festival and the Tompkins County Advocacy Center have joined forces to create a safer, more inclusive nightlife scene. Their mission starts and ends with activating local leaders, citizens, and talents to act as bystanders, working to fight sexual assault and harassment across the local nightlife scene.…

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Highbrow for May 3, 2018

By WRFI News Staff | May 3, 2018

This calendar of arts and music for the weekend aired on Thursday, May 3, 2018 on WRFI Community Radio News. Image: Wikicommons

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Feeding Tompkins Part 8: Solutions, Policy, and Progress in Food Security

By WRFI News Staff | April 27, 2018

This is Part 8 of Feeding Tompkins, an in-depth look at food insecurity in Tompkins County and a collaborative project between WRFI News, the Ithaca College Park Scholar Program, The Ithaca Voice, and Hot Potato Press. This article was written by Kelsey O’Connor, of The Ithaca Voice. ITHACA, N.Y. – On Thursday’s gray morning, Friendship…

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Dominic DiFranzo from Cornell’s social media lab analyzes Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional hearing [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | April 26, 2018

Dominic DiFranzo is a postdoctoral researcher at Cornell’s social media lab. He spoke with WRFI’s Laura Rosbrow-Telem on “Your Morning” to talk about Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s hearing in Congress and DiFranzo’s related research. This interview first aired on Friday, April 13. Featured image credit: Wikiquote / Creative Commons.

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The Sophie Fund Supports Mental Health of Young People in Ithaca and Tompkins County [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | April 25, 2018

Scott MacLeod, co-founder of The Sophie Fund, discusses why he and his wife established the organization in memory of their daughter Sophie, who died due to suicide. He also talks about some of the organization’s goals, the collaborative nature of its website,, and some of their projects. (photo: This interview was produced by…

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