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Station News and Events

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

Amnesty Int’l Collects Signatures for NY Bill to Limit Prison Solitary Confinement (Audio)

By Fred Balfour | May 24, 2019

Every month for the past 3 years, the local Amnesty International chapter has been collecting signatures in support of a state bill to limit solitary confinement in New York prisons. Yesterday afternoon, WRFI’s Fred Balfour interviewed two supporters and a member of the Tompkins County Legislature.  

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David Lindorff Speech at Izzy Award 2019 [AUDIO

By WRFI News Staff | May 15, 2019

David Lindorff is an an investigative reporter. His career spans between mainstream and independent media. He has served as a contributor for Businessweek, The Nation, Extra!, and Salon.com, a columnist for CounterPunch, and is founding editor of ThisCantBeHappening.net Lindorff is a recipient 2019 Izzy Award for his investigation into the Pentagon’s accounting practices, which appeared…

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Watkins Glen Citizens Concerned on Clute Park Development (Audio)

By Fred Balfour | May 14, 2019

Schuyler County and the village of Watkins Glen are proceeding on long-planned redevelopment of Clute Park at the foot of Seneca Lake. Some village residents are concerned about disturbing the natural beauty of 100-year-old park and why they were not aware of the planned changes. Fred Balfour interviews one Watkins Glen resident and a county…

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Facebook group Mama’s Comfort Camp gives mothers a place to get support — and not advice [AUDIO]

By Laura Rosbrow-Telem | May 13, 2019

Yael Saar founded Mama’s Comfort Camp eight years ago to serve a need — to give mothers more support, and less advice. She was motivated to do this after suffering from postpartum depression. Now, it’s a Facebook group where moms in Ithaca and around the globe can be very honest about being mothers and get…

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“The Long Trail Out” documentary preview [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | May 10, 2019

Ithaca College alumnus Shai Ben-Dor has spent over three years making his documentary film, “The Long Trail Out”. The film centers around 70-year-old Tim Buchanan, a longtime youth worker and mountaineer, who speaks about his life as a closeted gay man. WRFI News Contributor Michayla Savitt spoke with Shai about his inspiration for the film,…

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Earth Island Journal Speech at Izzy Award 2019 [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | May 8, 2019

Earth Island Journal is an independent publication of the Earth Island Institute. The publication’s goal is to support environmental activists and leaders working to protect biological and cultural diversity that sustains the environment through the sharing of stories. The Magazine is a 2019 Izzy Award Winner for their in-depth reporting on the overlap of environmental…

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