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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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Latest from the WRFI News Team

Daily features and interviews from our community

Juneteenth Recap 06_19_2019 [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | June 20, 2019

On Saturday, June 15th, our WRFI summer interns attended the 2019 Juneteenth Celebration in Ithaca: a day of togetherness, anchored by the arts and social justice teachings, all celebrating when formerly enslaved African Americans were freed from slavery. Matt Anticoli produced this piece, with help from Sobeida Rosa and Sean McGoldrick.   Image licensing: “Juneteenth…

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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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