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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. 

Thank you to our fantastic supporters!

By katrina

WRFI Community Radio is on the air thanks to the support of our listeners, like Gail & Naoki Sakai, Suzanne & Lynn McMannis, Esther Racoosin, Karl Madeo who gave in memory of Fred Madeo, and Sandra Repp.  To learn how you can join them in keeping our local independent community radio station on the air,…

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Thanks to everybody who contributed to our 2013 Spring Fundraiser!

By katrina

Last month we managed to raise $6944 from 104 donors!  Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped get our letter printed and into the mail on time, as well as those volunteers who modeled our new T-shirt design around town during the Ithaca Festival and beyond — we are working on getting shirts printed…

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Spring Fundraiser and Pirate Logo Shirts!

By admin

WRFI is holding our spring fundraising campaign and we have limited-edition vintage pirate radio logo t-shirts available to donors who contribute of $60 or more.  These shirts were designed by the Radio Free Ithaca pirate radio station in the early 1980’s. These shirts are one-of-a-kind, printed on high-quality made-in-USA American Apparel t-shirts and produced locally…

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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

Egyptian Singer and Human Rights Advocate Ramy Essam, Off the Couch

By Felix | March 12, 2019

Ramy Essam was on the Cornell Campus for two events on Monday, February 18. He addressed his life as a musician and activist for human rights and freedom of expression, about current events in Egypt and more and then he gave a live performance at Barnes Hall. The event was co-sponsored by the Cornell Deptartment…

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Johnny Dowd on his 24th Album: “Family Picnic.”

By Felix | March 10, 2019

Johnny Dowd returns to his roots and reinvents himself (again) for 24th Album: Family Picnic on Mother Jinx Records. With Felix Teitelbaum for WRFI Community Radio. Originally aired Off the Couch (Fridays at 5pm) on WRFI 2019.03.01 All music © Johnny Dowd, Mother Jinx Records. If you are the rights holder and believe material has…

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Hiring: WRFI News Director – Apply by April 15, 2019

By Felix | March 8, 2019

Hiring: WRFI News Director (Part-Time) WRFI is seeking to hire a part-time news director who will oversee and develop news programming at the station and who will train and direct volunteers and interns within the news department. The station is also currently accepting proposals for news content collaborations. While this is a temporary hire to…

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A picture of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, a reconciling church that's inclusive of LGBT people, among other groups. (Facebook)

Ithaca pastor responds to United Methodist Church decision to maintain same sex marriage ban [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | March 5, 2019

Retired Methodist pastor Rebecca Dolch served as a pastor for decades in Ithaca, including at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, and at Forest Home Chapel Methodist Church. They are both “reconciling churches,” which means they’re inclusive of all sorts of people. Here, Rebecca Dolch speaks with WRFI’s Laura Rosbrow-Telem about a recent United Methodist Church…

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“Bogdan’s Journey” explores a man’s quest to heal a community.

By WRFI News Staff | March 1, 2019

Larry Loewinger, co-director of the documentary film, “Bogdan’s Journey”, talks about how the eponymous character tried to help the residents of his home city, Kielce, Poland, come to terms with the violent pogrom that occurred there over 70 years ago. Loewinger was invited to Ithaca to speak about the film by Cornell’s Jewish Studies Program.This…

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Congressman Tom Reed – Town Halls: February 2019 (Audio)

By WRFI News Staff | February 25, 2019

Congressman Tom Reed (NY 23rd District) has started holding more frequent town halls around the district since his serious challenge three months ago from Tracy Mitrano of Penn Yann. On Saturday February 23, 2019, he met with about 50 attendees in Owego (Tioga County) and 60 attendees in Groton (Tompkins County). Attendees raised 14 major…

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