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Hiring: Assistant General Manager

The AGM will help further Ithaca Community Radio’s (ICR) mission, be an integral part of a positive organizational culture, build on the successes of the station’s first 8 years of operation, and take part in several exciting ongoing projects. The job offers an opportunity to take part in nearly every aspect of station management and operations.  Learn more and apply.

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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. 

Getting Here: Personal Stories Of Immigration, Migration, And Displacement – November 9, 3-5pm

By Felix

Getting Here: Personal Stories Of Immigration, Migration, And Displacement Saturday, November 9 from 3-5pm at the Community Arts Partnership ArtSpace on the Ithaca Commons In this time of increasingly divisive rhetoric, policies, and politics around race, immigration, and national origin, personal stories are important. WRFI is hosting live storytelling event featuring 7 people telling their…

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From left to right, at NYSBA Luncheon in Binghamton on Apr. 18: WRFI General Manager Felix Teitelbaum; News Director Laura Rosbrow-Telem; Producer Elena Piech; Producer Skylar Eagle; and Ithaca Voice Managing Editor Kelsey O'Connor. Photo credit: Ofri Telem

WRFI Wins NYSBA Award for Outstanding Public Affairs Program or Series for ‘The Loneliness Radio Project’

By WRFI News Staff

WRFI was recently honored by the New York State Broadcasters Association with a 2019 Excellence in Broadcasting Award for “The Loneliness Radio Project.” We are thrilled to say we won a first place statewide award in the category of Outstanding Public Affairs Program or Series and are so proud of all our collaborators who made…

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Ithaca College Freshman MLK Scholar Visits Civil Rights Monuments: Selma, Montgomery

By WRFI News Staff

Every year, a group of MLK scholars is selected at Ithaca College to pursue social change and educate their peers on injustices. The freshmen travel south, steeping themselves in the history of American racial injustice and the events of the civil rights era, and speaking with people who worked alongside Martin Luther King jr. They…

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2019 Marathon Swag

Check out the 2019 Fall Marathon premiums!

The 2019 "Ripple Effect" logo pays tribute to our beloved Finger Lakes. Water is life and unites us all. Celebrate community radio and our precious lakes with a sweet new tee shirt, tote bag, or camp mug. Make your one-time or recurring donation and let us say thanks by sending you a gift!

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Coronavirus Update, August 5, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | August 5, 2020

Cornell is turning part of its Animal Health Diagnostic Center in the College of Veterinary Medicine into a COVID-19 testing lab, according to the Cornell Daily Sun. The University wants to be able to test its students on a regular basis and also lessen the strain on the local health institutions providing COVID-19 testing. The…

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Coronavirus Update, August 4, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | August 4, 2020

As Cornell prepares to welcome students back to Ithaca, the university is creating a student ambassador program to help enforce the behavioral compact according to the Cornell Daily Sun. The COVID-19 student peer health ambassadors’ program is designed as a volunteer opportunity for students to increase public health awareness and help advocate for the university’s…

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Coronavirus Update, August 3, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | August 3, 2020

New York Governor Cuomo plans to issue Fall 2020 K-12 school reopening guidance this week to districts around the state. WSKG reports that schools have already begun tentative planning for the school year, but Governor Cuomo says he’s waited as long as possible so he can base the decision off the latest data available on…

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Coronavirus Update, July 31, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | July 31, 2020

Cornell University has announced that students returning to Ithaca from states that are currently on the travel advisory list will not be provided quarantine housing on campus. According to the Cornell Daily Sun, the reversal of policy will require those individuals to either find their own accommodations off-campus where they can spend 14 days in…

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“Plants Have Families, Too”, Is A Remote Youth Learning Program That Introduces Kids To Plant Science

By Esther Racoosin | July 31, 2020

Cornell Botanic Gardens presents a remote youth education program called “Plants Have Families, Too”! The program is facilitated by Raylene Ludgate, Youth Education Coordinator, as well as by Graduate Students in the Cornell School of Integrative Plant Science. The 4 week program is directed towards youth age 8 to 11 years old. Youth who are…

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Coronavirus Update, July 30, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | July 30, 2020

In the weeks since Cornell University announced its reactivation plans for the fall, the plan has been met with a mix of support and concern from the community. According to the Ithaca Journal, local government leaders are maintaining support of the plan, while some residents are worried that the sudden influx of students in the…

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