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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. 

Ithaca Fest 2013

By katrina

WRFI is going to be in the Ithaca Festival parade next Wednesday, 5/29. Look for the radio tower, the giant microphone, and cheer on the volunteers who host our local programs and who make the station happen! We will be broadcasting live from our float. During the festival, come find us at our table in…

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SufferJets vs. RocStars Roller Derby on 5/11

By katrina

Tune in to WRFI at 7pm tomorrow, Saturday 5/11, for a special broadcast of the Ithaca League of Women Rollers first home bout of the 2013 season, live from Cass Park Rink in Ithaca: Ithaca SufferJets vs. Rochester RocStars!  There will be two 30 minute sets, with a halftime show. Starting at 5pm, we’ll be…

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WRFI’s Mission and Values

By katrina

Did you know that WRFI Community Radio is guided by our mission and values statement? “WRFI will always be community owned and operated, providing access to the airwaves and an opportunity to learn the craft of radio while serving the general well-being of its community. WRFI exists to inform and entertain. WRFI will strive to…

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Latest from the WRFI News Team

Daily features and interviews from our community

Ithaca Descendants of Holocaust Survivors Sponsors Program [AUDIO]

By Esther Racoosin | March 19, 2019

Jennifer Herzog, member of the organization Ithaca Descendants of Holocaust Survivors, talks about the upcoming event, “Considering our Artifacts: Keeping Their Stories Alive”. At this event, Judith Cohen, Chief acquisitions curator at the US Memorial Holocaust Museum in Washington DC, will talk about her museum’s archives and about how artifacts are cared for and exhibited.…

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Bill McKibben speaks to Members of Cornell Community about Fossil Fuel Divestment to Combat Climate Change [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | March 13, 2019

On March 13th, 2019, Bill McKibben spoke to members of the Cornell Community, arguing the power of divesting the University’s endowment to combat climate change. The talk was titled, “Reversing Course on Climate Change and Divestment: the Middlebury Story.” Bill McKibben is an award winning environmentalist, author, journalist, and scholar. He is the Schumann Distinguished…

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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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