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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. 

WRFI Hires Assistant General Manager

By Felix Teitelbaum

Since I was hired in 2014 as WRFI’s first employee, it’s been my honor to serve the station as (more or less) it’s only administrative staff person. We’ve come a long way in that time, but there’s so much more we can become than one part-time employee can realistically manage–especially given the major undertakings before…

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We’re sorry our archives are temporarily unavailable

By Felix Teitelbaum

Sadly, after several years of fruitful partnership, Radio Free America (RFA) has ceased operations. For the time being this will mean that WRFI has no comprehensive archiving of its local programs. News features are still being posted. Please rest assured that we are working to find a solution as quickly as we can. The free…

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Anti-Racism at WRFI

By Felix Teitelbaum

Since the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and countless other Black, Indegenous and People of Color (BIPOC), and the recent mass mobilizations for racial justice, WRFI’s Board of Directors recommitted the organization to diversity and inclusion and pledged that all board and staff members would engage in anti-racism trainings in order to…

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We're really feeling the love! Thanks to your help, we reached our goal and raised over $17,000 during December!  Together we're ready to take on the challenges of 2021!

Of course, it's never too late to give, head over to our donation page anytime.

Thank you, again.


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Majority of Last Week’s COVID Cases Were in Fully Vaccinated People; Total Number of Positive Cases Represent 0.2 Percent of Tompkins County Resident

By Jimmy Jordan | August 5, 2021

TOMPKINS COUNTY, NY — The Tompkins County Health department published data on Thursday regarding cases of COVID-19 by vaccination status. Between May 1st and July 31st, 27 percent of COVID cases detected in Tompkins County were in fully vaccinated people. That’s 84 reported cases out of a total of 315 known cases for those 3…

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Marist Poll: Majority of New Yorkers Think Cuomo Should Resign

By Michael Memis | August 5, 2021

    TOMPKINS COUNTY, NY — A majority of New Yorkers think Governor Cuomo should resign. That’s according to an overnight poll from the Marist Institute For Public Opinion.  An investigative report released by state Attorney General Letitia James on Tuesday found that Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women, and that his Executive Chamber had fostered…

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Federal Extension on Eviction Moratorium Includes Tompkins County

By Michael Memis | August 5, 2021

TOMPKINS COUNTY, NY — The CDC has issued a new order temporarily halting evictions in counties with a substantial or high level of COVID-19 transmission. The moratorium order will last until October 3rd and includes Tompkins County, as well as nearby Seneca, Chenango, and Onondaga Counties. The country wide moratorium would have expired on July…

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Spike in Cases Continues, Tompkins County Health Department Announces Virtual COVID-19 Update

By Jimmy Jordan | August 4, 2021

TOMPKINS COUNTY, NY — In response to a jump in COVID cases, the Tompkins County Health Department is hosting a virtual COVID-19 update on Thursday, August 5th. The Health Department reported 20 new positive cases of the COVID-19 in Tompkins County for Wednesday, August 4th, and a total of 86 active cases. The 7-day average…

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Investigation finds that Cuomo Sexually Harassed Women

By Esther Racoosin | August 3, 2021

ITHACA, NY — Independent investigators have found that Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women from 2013 to November 2020.  The women were former and current state employees. New York State Attorney General Letitia James made the announcement in a press conference this morning. The report reveals that Cuomo and members of his Executive Chamber…

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State Grants Bring in $100,000 for Local Arts Organizations

By Jimmy Jordan | August 3, 2021

TOMPKINS COUNTY, NY – The arts in Tompkins County have received  $100,000 in State grants to date. The money is for putting on a show and revitalizing live performances in New York state. It’s coming from $105 Million dollar fund, “Restart NY: Rapid Live Performance Grants,” which only about $30 million of has been distributed…

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