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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.
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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!
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Ithaca Marriott Downtown on the Commons is Tompkins County’s newest Living Wage Employer. That means they’re paying all their employees at least $15.37 an hour, and have a certification from Tompkins County Workers Center to back it up. The reason for this move is to try and get people back to work. Cathy Hart is…Read More
The summer of 2020 saw mass protests across the United States, demanding that governments defund the police. One of the big administrative responses to these uprising was in New York State Governor, from Governor Andrew Cuomo in the form of Excutive Order 203. The order offered serious affirmation to what many in America were saying:…Read More
Schuyler County Legislature Asks DEC to “Study and Develop” Regulations Around Cryptocurrency Mining
The Schuyler County Legislature is calling on the DEC to study and develop regulations around cryptocurrency mining. The resolution was tabled at last month’s meeting in order to give representatives time to research the issue. At Monday night’s meeting, the resolution passed unanimously. Mark Rondinaro chairs the Legislature’s Community Development and Natural Resource Committee, which…Read More
A new bill in the New York State legislature is seeking to put a three-year moratorium on cryptocurrency mining. The legislation was drafted by Assemblymember Anna Kelles of the 125th district. Kelles made it explicit that this is by no means an anti-cryptocurrency mining bill. She said, “This bill is a pause, an evaluation and…Read More