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.
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…Read More
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…Read More
We are pleased to announce the launch of the Loneliness Project: a multimedia collaboration between WRFI, The Ithaca Voice, The Cornell Daily Sun, and the Ithaca College Park Scholars Program. In a series of long-form online articles, audio pieces, videos, and infographics, we will take a careful look at loneliness and its impact on mental…Read More
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The Town of Dryden Planning Board dissolved the young Building Energy Subcommittee in April 2019. We speak with Planning Board member Joe Wilson to learn why. The subcommittee was established to direct the town of Dryden toward sustainable energy projects. It was in existence for just over a year and half. The Town of Dryden…Read More
Laura Flanders, a long-time independent journalist and the founder of The Laura Flanders Show, is a 2019 Izzy Award winner. The Park Center for Independent Media (PCIM) at Ithaca College gives the Izzy Award each year “for outstanding achievement in independent media.” Before the awards ceremony on Apr. 15, Flanders spoke with another Laura: WRFI’s News…Read More
In February 1944, five-year-old Steven Hess, his parents and twin sister were sent to Bergen Belsen concentration camp and were among very few Jewish families to stay alive. Hess, a New York resident, educator and Holocaust survivor, recently spoke to an audience of community members and Ithaca College students about his personal story of survival…Read More
Two college students in Ithaca, NY will soon be New York Times fellows in their inaugural class. Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs is a city editor and reporter for The Cornell Daily Sun. He will be a reporter for the national desk at the New York Times. Danielle Allentuck is a senior writer for The Ithacan and was its sports editor and…Read More