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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.
THANK YOU! With your help Maxie’s and Bacchus raised $694 for the station! On Tuesday June, 27th, Maxie’s Supper Club and Bacchus Brewing teamed up for a Chicken-Fried Fundraiser to benefit your Community Radio station, WRFI. For every fried chicken (or tofu) dinner sold, Maxie’s donated five bucks to the station. And Bacchus is donated a dollar…Read More
We know our listeners value independent news, information, and music that they won’t hear anywhere else. And every day, WRFI delivers great content from around the world –and from around your hometown. The times are, to say the least, uncertain. Large media outlets are more and more consolidated and less and less trusted. Funding for…Read More
The ninth annual Izzy Award was presented April 12, 2017 to Mother Jones senior reporter SHANE BAUER (“My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard“) and SETH FREED WESSLER, a reporting fellow with The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute, who, working separately, exposed abuse and death inside U.S. for-profit prisons; and ARI BERMANof The…Read More
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Latest from the WRFI News Team
Daily features and interviews from our community
The Armistice in 1918, as told by people in Ithaca and Tompkins county and in the trenches of Europe’s western Front. (Audio)
In midsummer, 1914, World War 1 started. The war resulted in the deaths of 9 million military and 7 million civilians and the wounding of 20 million more. Four years later, on November 11, 1918, the fighting stopped on all fronts as the great powers signed the armistice. The program you’re about to hear covers…Read More
The Loneliness Project, Ep. 3: IC student visit with public safety raises questions about mental health calls
Welcome to the third episode of The Loneliness Project, an audio production of WRFI and the Ithaca College Park Scholars Program. From mental health to social media, reporters throughout the Ithaca community are analyzing the issue of loneliness through multiple lenses. This piece is also part of a larger multimedia collaboration with The Ithaca Voice and The Cornell Daily Sun. In this piece, we…Read More
John Dennis, co-founder of Cayuga Lake Environmental Action Now (CLEAN) speaks about why the organization opposes expansion of Cargill’s salt mine in Lansing. The New York Department of Environmental Conservation approved Cargill’s plan to construct a new mine shaft without requiring that the company complete an environmental impact statement (EIS). Dennis discusses the reasons why…Read More
Matt Kadane stopped by the WRFI Community Radio studios to discuss his work in Bedhead, The New Year and other projects with selections played highlighting his long career in music. The New Year’s latest record “Snow” came out in 2017. (interview edited for rebroadcast, original airdate 11/11/18) Many thanks to Matt, and for all the…Read More