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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

The NASCAR Xfinity Cup at Watkins Glen Int’l won by 20-year-old Austin Cindric

By Fred Balfour | August 5, 2019

Over 38,000 grandstand ticket holders and 23,000 campers filled Watkins Glen International race track the weekend of Aug 3-5, 2019.  If you’re an auto racing fan, you already know that Sunday’s Monster Energy Cup was won for the 2ndyear by 21-year-old Chase Elliot, son of NASCAR champion Awesome Bill Elliott.  And that Saturday’s Xfinity Cup…

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A Conversation with the Writers and Director of “Katrina: A New Musical”[AUDIO]

By Esther Racoosin | August 2, 2019

Writer Liz Bauman, Composer David Frumkin, and Producer and Director Priscilla Hummel talk about “Katrina: A New Musical”. They speak about what inspired them to write the musical, how it was staged and also what the audience can learn from the performance. This interview was initially aired on WRFI’s “Your Morning” and Evening news on…

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Interview with Pete Meyers of the TCWC – 7/26/2019 [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | July 27, 2019

WRFI’s Matthew Anticoli in an interview with Pete Meyers, one of the founders of the Tompkins County Workers Center. WRFI’s Matthew Anticoli and Pete Meyers discuss the passed, or soon to be passed legislation the TCWC has long supported, and what’s next for the Tompkins County Workers’ Center.

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Tom Reed Press Conference Excerpts – Southern Border Detention Centers <8 minute audio>

By Fred Balfour | July 25, 2019

Representative Tom Reed of New York’s 23 district gives regular press conferences via telephone for radio and news papers in the 23rddistrict.  This morning’s conference emphasized the visit to a detention center on the Texas / Mexica Border.  WRFI news team’s Fred Balfour was on the call and filed this report.  

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Tom Reed Complete Press Conference – July 24, 2019 <40 minute audio>

By Fred Balfour | July 24, 2019

On Wednesday July 24, WRFI News Team member Fred Balfour participated in the morning media conference call with Representative Tom Reed of New York’s 23rd district.  Reed gives regular press conferences via telephone for radio and newspapers in the 23rd district, which includes Watkins Glen and Tompkins County.  Over 40 minutes, Rep. Reed and the…

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Youth Voices Episode 2: Gun Control (7/24/2019) [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | July 24, 2019

J.T. Stone interviews two high school students about their differing views on the controversial issue of gun control in the United States.

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