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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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Congressman Tom Reed Introduces Energy Tax Credit bill – Jan. 2020

By Fred Balfour | January 18, 2020
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Daughter/Father Duo Caitlin and Al Mathes discuss new mixed media cabaret at The Cherry [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | January 16, 2020

Daughter and father duo Caitlin and Al Mathes are the artists behind “Apple: Tree” the new mixed media “rolling cabaret” taking place January 18th-19th and the 23rd-25th at The Cherry Artspace. The pair joined WRFI’s Michayla Savitt live in-studio, on Your Morning ahead of the premiere.

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The Ripple Effect Radio Project Part 1: Harmful Algal Blooms [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | January 15, 2020

Every day, stories about the environment are in the local, regional, and national headlines. Climate change, climate emergency, climate crisis — no matter how you slice it, our planet is warming up, a change which, according to the NOAA, is driven primarily by increased carbon dioxide and other human-made emissions into the atmosphere. Our new…

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Ithaca’s Chanticleer Rooster Removed for Restoration AUDIO

By Felix | January 14, 2020

The iconic Chanticleer rooster normally perched above the corner of Cayuga and Martin Luther King Streets and Ithaca was taken down yesterday for restoration and other work to the local bar’s roof. The Chanticleer’s Jeff Mazer says the work was overdue, “No one’s touched that that rooster since has been put up probably. And that…

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Dryden student with autism leaves district after incident with police, administration [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | January 6, 2020

This is the story of Jaclyn, the mother of a high school boy with Autism. After the last school year, her son decided to leave the Dryden School District when he and his mother were upset that the school administration would not listen to their concerns, and inadvertently caused an incident between White Fang and…

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Local students call for an Ithaca Tenants’ Union

By WRFI News Staff | January 3, 2020

For students and families dealing with the rising costs of universities, housing is perhaps now, more than ever, a critical consideration. At Ithaca’s colleges, many students have struggled with finding housing that meets their needs, whether thanks to hands of predatory landlords, run-down buildings, or other concerns. Fall 2019 WRFI News intern Amelia Zohore has…

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