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.
Many thanks to our friends at WWOZ 90.7 FM New Orleans, WRFI will be airing a simulcast LIVE from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Saturday, April 30, 3-7pm and next Saturday, May 6! Stay tuned for line-up and more details! “Oh Zee” will be feeding us content from the traditional jazz, blues, and heritage…Read More
WRFI needs your feedback! We are currently in the process of revising our schedule. We are evaluating both new and existing programming in order to better serve our communities with diverse content and stimulating shows. To that end, please give us your honest thoughts about the following shows and please leave comments about each if…Read More
In order to accommodate adding Thom Hartmann (from 12pm-2pm weekdays), we’ve had to move several programs. Check below for specific show changes and look at our program schedule for up-to-date complete program information. Shows previously aired Mondays 12-2pm: Ralph Nader Radio Hour now airs 1pm Sundays and repeats 4-5am Wednesdays; Law and Disorder now airs Mondays 9-10am and…Read More
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Daily features and interviews from our community
The Original Cornell Syncopators are a jazz band consisting of thirteen Cornell students plus one faculty member. They play in the earliest jazz styles with strict attention to the music’s history. In this feature, the group makes an acoustic recording using a Thomas A. Edison company cylinder device from the turn of the century. Feature…Read More
Steve Riddle and Glenn Ratajczak, General Manager and Production Manager, respectively, of the Bolton Point Municpal Water System, discuss the facility’s water emergency plan. They talk about some of the possible risks to the water supply, such as harmful algal blooms. This interview aired initially on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. (Photo: Creative Commons)Read More
In World War 1, New York’s southern tier was a significant aircraft supplier to the U.S., England, France, Russia and Italy. Glenn Curtiss Industries and Ithaca’s Thomas-Morse produced over 10,000 airplanes in the four years of the war. Armistice Day in November 1918 brought immediate contract cancelations and over 1,500 local jobs were pink-slipped that…Read More
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 [AUDIO]
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