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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. 

From left to right, at NYSBA Luncheon in Binghamton on Apr. 18: WRFI General Manager Felix Teitelbaum; News Director Laura Rosbrow-Telem; Producer Elena Piech; Producer Skylar Eagle; and Ithaca Voice Managing Editor Kelsey O'Connor. Photo credit: Ofri Telem

WRFI Wins NYSBA Award for Outstanding Public Affairs Program or Series for ‘The Loneliness Radio Project’

By WRFI News Staff

WRFI was recently honored by the New York State Broadcasters Association with a 2019 Excellence in Broadcasting Award for “The Loneliness Radio Project.” We are thrilled to say we won a first place statewide award in the category of Outstanding Public Affairs Program or Series and are so proud of all our collaborators who made…

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Ithaca College Freshman MLK Scholar Visits Civil Rights Monuments: Selma, Montgomery

By WRFI News Staff

Every year, a group of MLK scholars is selected at Ithaca College to pursue social change and educate their peers on injustices. The freshmen travel south, steeping themselves in the history of American racial injustice and the events of the civil rights era, and speaking with people who worked alongside Martin Luther King jr. They…

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WRFI.ORG Levels Up: New Features are LIVE, More to Come

By Felix

Our new audio player is live on the website and is packed with features designed to enhance your online listening experience. The player not only streams our live content, but it also displays the current and next shows, the daily calendar, and other important information from your community radio station. To check it out click…

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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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Coronavirus Update, May 29, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | May 29, 2020

In Tompkins County the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 stands at 156 as of Friday. According to the Tompkins county health department, one person is hospitalized for the virus. 135 of the positive cases have recovered, and over 9200 people have been tested in total. There are no new confirmed cases of the virus…

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Coronavirus Update, May 28, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | May 28, 2020

In Tompkins County the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is up by 2 as of Thursday, bringing the total to 156. According to the Tompkins county health department, one person is hospitalized for the virus. 134 of the positive cases have recovered, and over 9000 people have been tested in total. There are no…

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Coronavirus Update, May 27, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | May 27, 2020

In Tompkins County the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is up by 1 as of Wednesday, bringing to total to 154. According to the Tompkins county health department, one new person was hospitalized for the virus. A 93 year-old woman was recently released from the Cayuga Medical Center after beating the virus. The Ithaca…

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Sujata Gibson returns to WRFI to further discuss her bid for NY Assembly [AUDIO]

By Michayla Savitt | May 27, 2020

Local attorney Sujata Gibson, Assembly candidate for New York’s 125th District, called into WRFI Community Radio News at 6 on Wednesday, May 27. She spoke with WRFI News Director Michayla Savitt about how her campaign had adapted in the midst of social distancing, her stance on “democracy at risk”, where she stands on education needs…

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Coronavirus Update, May 26, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | May 26, 2020

In Tompkins County the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is up to 153 as of the time of broadcast. According to the Tompkins county health department, the 1 person hospitalized for the virus has recovered and been released from Cayuga Medical Center. 128 of the positive cases have recovered, and over 7800 people have…

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Ithaca City Alderperson Seph Murtagh returns to WRFI to further discuss his bid for NY Assembly [AUDIO]

By Michayla Savitt | May 26, 2020

City of Ithaca Common Council Member Seph Murtagh, and Assembly candidate for New York’s 125th District, called into WRFI Community Radio News at 6 on Tuesday, May 26. He spoke with WRFI News Director Michayla Savitt about how his campaign had adapted in the midst of social distancing, where he stands on education needs in…

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