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Hiring: Assistant General Manager

The AGM will help further Ithaca Community Radio’s (ICR) mission, be an integral part of a positive organizational culture, build on the successes of the station’s first 8 years of operation, and take part in several exciting ongoing projects. The job offers an opportunity to take part in nearly every aspect of station management and operations.  Learn more and apply.

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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. 

Photo credit: Jacob Mroczek. Photo description: Tiffany Chai, a Cornell PhD student and mental health columnist for the Ithaca Voice, shares her perspective at a media training about reporting on suicide responsibly that took place on Oct. 15 at the Tompkins County Public Library in Ithaca.

Letter from the Editors: Announcing ‘The Loneliness Radio Project’

By WRFI News Staff

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Loneliness Project: a multimedia collaboration between WRFI, The Ithaca Voice, The Cornell Daily Sun, and the Ithaca College Park Scholars Program. In a series of long-form online articles, audio pieces, videos, and infographics, we will take a careful look at loneliness and its impact on mental…

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WRFI’s 2018 Fundraiser Marathon – SPECIAL PROGRAMMING!

By Domenic Gagliano

Also, show your pledge and vote for WRFI Community Radio! Please support our station and help us continue to grow. We have new premiums and daily prizes each day of the marathon running now through November 15. Here is a rundown of some of the special programming happening during the marathon. Tune in, show your…

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Fundraising Marathon Special Programming: Matt Kadane (The New Year / Bedhead) To Interview with Dusty Visions – Sun 11/11 12pm

By Domenic Gagliano

Matt Kadane (along with his brother Bubba Kadane) co-founded the bands Bedhead (1991-1998), and more recently The New Year and Overseas. He’s also a history professor at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva while also publishing a book titled The Watchful Clothier (Yale University Press) in 2013. He’s collaborated with David Bazan and Will Johnson…

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2019 Marathon Swag

Check out the 2019 Fall Marathon premiums!

The 2019 "Ripple Effect" logo pays tribute to our beloved Finger Lakes. Water is life and unites us all. Celebrate community radio and our precious lakes with a sweet new tee shirt, tote bag, or camp mug. Make your one-time or recurring donation and let us say thanks by sending you a gift!

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Latest from the WRFI News Team

Daily features and interviews from our community

Coronavirus Update, July 10, 2020

By Michayla Savitt | July 10, 2020

There are 3 new cases of COVID-19 as of today in Tompkins County, 167 of 172 people infected with the virus in Tompkins County have recovered, according to the County Health department. According to Tompkins Public Health Director Frank Kruppa, the new positive COVID-19 cases are related to Fourth of July social gatherings and out-of-state…

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Local Social Justice Organizations Co-Sponsor “Defund the Ithaca Police Department” Car and Bike Rally [AUDIO]

By Esther Racoosin | July 10, 2020

David Foote, Chair of the Ithaca chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, talks about the upcoming car and bike rally, called, “Defund the Ithaca Police Department!” It is taking place Saturday, July 11th from 2 to 5 pm. The rally is co-sponsored by Ithaca Democratic Socialists of America, Ithaca Sciencenter Workers Union, Tompkins County…

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Coronavirus Update, July 9, 2020

By Michayla Savitt | July 9, 2020

NASCAR has announced that they will not be racing at Watkins Glen International this year. Instead of Watkins Glen, NASCAR will race at the Daytona Road Course. Fingerlakes1 reports that the announcement comes after New York State released guidance last week on professional sporting events that made it impossible for crowds to attend in person.…

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A Very Socially Distanced Wedding [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | July 9, 2020

WRFI News Intern Tessie Devlin has the story of a young couple that turned their wedding, postponed due to the pandemic, into a very different — but memorable — occasion. Music was used from BlueDotSessions.

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Coronavirus Update, July 8, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | July 8, 2020

Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick has agreed to draft an executive order for the State Department of Health to approve, forgiving three month’s worth of rent in the city of ithaca. This comes after a protest by members of the Ithaca Tenants Union on Monday night. Members of the union marched from Mayor Myrick’s home to…

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Anna Kelles Wins 125th Assembly District Democratic Primary Nomination [AUDIO]

By Michayla Savitt | July 7, 2020

In a crowded field in the race for the 125th District Assembly Seat to replace Barbara Lifton, who is retiring this year, Anna Kelles emerged as the victor for the Democratic nomination. Kelles, a Tompkins County legislator, won the primary by a margin of 2,000 votes over Seph Murtagh, Sujata Gibson, Jordan Lesser, Jason Leifer,…

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