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Here are the latest announcements and opportunities to get involved in WRFI, follow along with us on this journey of serving Ithaca and Watkins Glen with community radio. We love hearing from you! Contact us anytime. 

WRFI.ORG Levels Up: New Features are LIVE, More to Come

By Felix

Our new audio player is live on the website and is packed with features designed to enhance your online listening experience. The player not only streams our live content, but it also displays the current and next shows, the daily calendar, and other important information from your community radio station. To check it out click…

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Interview with Matt Kadane (New Year / Bedhead) [AUDIO]

By Domenic Gagliano

Matt Kadane stopped by the WRFI Community Radio studios to discuss his work in Bedhead, The New Year and other projects with selections played highlighting his long career in music. The New Year’s latest record “Snow” came out in 2017. (interview edited for rebroadcast, original airdate 11/11/18) Many thanks to Matt, and for all the…

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YOUR DONATION MATCHED WED & THURS, Special Free Pile, Live Music, SOA Watch

By Felix

There are only three days left in our once-a-year marathon fund drive. And there’s never been a better time to give: All donations to the station on Wednesday (11/14) and Thursday (11/5) will be matched by an anonymous donor! More than ever, local and independent media must be protected. Working together, we can continue to amplify…

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2018 Marathon Swag

Check out the 2018 Fall Marathon premiums!

Your contribution today will help to sustain all of the efforts that keep WRFI up and running 24/7 for the Ithaca and Watkins Glen area. T-Shirts are available for sustaining members who contribute $60 or more ($5 /month). Thank you!

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Latest from the WRFI News Team

Daily features and interviews from our community

Watkins Glen Six Hours of the Glen Race 2019 [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | July 8, 2019

At the end of June, the world-famous race track at Watkins Glen International hosted long-running annual classic “Six Hours at the Glen”. International racing teams and drivers competed across three days. WRFI’s Fred Balfour was on the spot reporting the many aspects of a beautiful weekend at the track.  

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Ithaca Reggae Fest 2019 [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | July 8, 2019

The third annual Ithaca Reggae Festival took place on the weekend of June 28th-29th, and many folks turned out to Stewart Park to enjoy the festivities. WRFI’s Jamie Swinnerton attended the festival, and brings us some highlights of the day.

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Frank Towner Discusses His Role as New President of the Rotary Club of Ithaca [AUDIO]

By Esther Racoosin | July 3, 2019

Frank Towner, new President of the Rotary Club of Ithaca, talks about his new role.  He discusses how he got involved with Rotary and some of the projects that his organization is engaged in. This interview initially aired during the July 3rd, 2019 edition of WRFI Community Radio news. (photos:  Rotary Club of Ithaca website;…

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Find the Funny [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | July 1, 2019

Kenneth Mclaurin is a local Ithaca comedian and the producer of Comedy on the Commons. Along with Finger Lakes Pulse, Comedy on the Commons will host a stand-up show as part of in Ithaca’s first pride weekend. McLaurin spoke with WRFI’s Michayla Savitt about the local group’s work, being a comedian, and tomorrow’s Pride Not…

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How to Manage the County’s Forests? [AUDIO]

By Jimmy Jordan | July 1, 2019

Tompkins County has a looming question. There over 550 acres of county owned forest in the towns of Newfield and Caroline, but about 300 acres of this have an abnormal ecology for the area. They’re filled with red pine trees planted back in the 1930s and these trees are beginning to fail and fall over.…

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Stories of El Salvador with Reverend Cameron Miller [AUDIO]

By Jimmy Jordan | July 1, 2019

This piece comes from a conversation with Cameron Miller, a poet, fiction writer, and preacher living in Geneva, NY. In April 2019, Reverend Miller published an article titled Authentic Desperation in the Finger Lakes Times, detailing an experience he had in one of his many trips to El Salvador. He discovered a group of activists…

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