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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’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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Thanks again to our wonderful supporters

By katrina

WRFI Community Radio is on the air thanks to the support of our listeners, like Hector Abruna, Donald Barber, Curt Dunnam and Jessica Brown & Joshua Granger.  To learn how you can join them in keeping our local independent community radio station on the air, go to our Support page.

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Mother Jones at the Izzy Awards on 4/17

By katrina

Tune in to WRFI at 7:30pm on Wednesday, 4/17, for a special live broadcast of the 2013 Izzy Awards from Ithaca College’s Park Center for Independent Media.  This year’s winner is nonprofit news organization Mother Jones.  Mother Jones Washington bureau chief David Corn, publisher Steve Katz, and environmental reporter Kate Sheppard (IC Park School of Communications alumna)…

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2018 Marathon Swag

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Latest from the WRFI News Team

Daily features and interviews from our community

Healthcare Costs Comparison – Stonybrook vs Paris

By Fred Balfour | October 17, 2019

At the WRFI Healthcare Desk, we note that one of several widely disputed issues is the true cost of healthcare delivery, both to the individual, and to the country as a whole. In this series, we report on actual healthcare situations that allow the listener to compare costs incurred in the U.S. with the costs…

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New York Health Act – Rochester Hearing on October 10, 2019

By Fred Balfour | October 11, 2019

New York state senators and assemblypersons convened in Rochester NY on October 10 for a hearing on the proposed New York Health Act Bill – S3577 and A5248. Twenty-Eight individuals and groups were scheduled to provide testimony and answer questions asked by the legislators. Lasting about nine hours, the audience and legislators heard a mix…

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Upcoming NY Healthcare Hearing in Rochester

By Fred Balfour | October 8, 2019

The Health Committees in both houses of the New York legislature are considering an act to establish a single-payer healthcare insurance system for every resident in New York state. The two committees are hosting a public hearing in Rochester on Thursday, Oct 10. WRFI’s Health Desk reporter, Fred Balfour, interviewed Dr. Susan Soboroff, a retired…

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Farmer Storyslam: Joe Soto and Sean Cummings [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | October 7, 2019

What you’re about to hear are stories by Joe Soto and Sean Cummings performed live at the Farmer Storyslam, an event hosted by Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming and Trampoline which took place in June of this year. The theme of this event was Tales from the Fields, was hosted by the Micky…

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A Proposal for a Galvanizing Plant moves along in Romulus. What does the Community Think? [AUDIO]

By Jimmy Jordan | September 26, 2019

A project proposal for a galvanizing plant in Romulus has captured the attention of many in the town, and in Seneca County. The proposal comes from Earl Martin, the owner of Seneca Dairy Systems LLC. The galvanizing plant, also known as hot-dip galvanizing, will mean over a hundred jobs for the area, but is being…

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Cornell Professor Lawrence Glickman talks about his new book, Free Enterprise: An American History

By Esther Racoosin | September 24, 2019

To learn more about how politicians use language to influence their voting base and potential voters, I spoke with Cornell Professor Lawrence B. Glickman. He is the Stephen and Evalyn Milman Professor of American Studies in the Department of History at Cornell. Glickman is the author of the new book, Free Enterprise: An American History,…

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