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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. 

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Check out our new wordpress site –  http://wrfiradionews.wordpress.com/

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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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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

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Juneteenth Preview 6_12_19 [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | June 14, 2019

Juneteenth is the nation’s oldest occasion celebrating the abolition of slavery, This Saturday, Ithaca’s Southside Community center invites the community to celebrate with them in a day of music, movies, and abolitionist teachings. WRFI’s Michayla Savitt spoke with Dr. Nia Nunn, Joe Lewis, and Kayla Matos about this year’s celebration surrounding Mama Scott, a born…

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Ear to Earth, Ep. 3: Environmental racism [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | May 31, 2019

This is the third episode of “Ear to Earth”. It’s a special WRFI News series about how climate change is impacting Tompkins County, in collaboration with the Park Scholars Program at Ithaca College. In this third piece, there are two segments about environmental racism. Producer Skylar Eagle speaks with IC Professor Pranietha Mudliar about her…

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Ear to Earth, Ep. 2: Farmers [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | May 29, 2019

This is the second episode of “Ear to Earth”. It’s a special WRFI News series about how climate change is impacting Tompkins County, in collaboration with the Park Scholars Program at Ithaca College. In this second piece, there are two segments about farmers in Tompkins County. The first half profiles the nonprofit Groundswell, which works…

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Ear to Earth, Ep. 1: ‘Localizing’ climate change in Tompkins County [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | May 28, 2019

This is the first episode of “Ear to Earth”. It’s a special WRFI News series about how climate change is impacting Tompkins County, in collaboration with the Park Scholars Program at Ithaca College. In this first piece, there are three segments about how different groups in Tompkins County are “localizing” climate change, including a Cornell…

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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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