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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. 

Your Community, Your Radio: WRFI’s New Summer 2018 Schedule

By Felix

Your Community, Your Radio: WRFI’s New 2018 Schedule In a media-saturated world where content is controlled by fewer and fewer hands, community radio like WRFI provides a unique opportunity for local people to become media-makers and tell their own stories. We are very excited to announce that our new schedule (which started June 1, 2018)…

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2018 Listener Survey

By Felix

We’d like to hear from you! WRFI strives to provide unique, informative, and inspiring content through our music and public affairs programming. Please take moment to fill out this brief survey about your experience as a listener. Loading…

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David Wax, Suz Slezak and Amy Cuddy

David Wax and Suz Slezak LIVE in Studio B Wednesday, January 31, 2017

By Felix

WRFI is very excited to welcome David Wax and Suz Slezak of the David Wax Museum to Studio B for a live performance on Wednesday, January 31, 2017 during the 4pm hour.  They will be performing a house concert that evening in town. Check out this video of a similar duo performance by Wax and…

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Summer 2018 T-Shirts!

Check out the 2018 Summer Tees! V-necks in women's and men's cuts available when you donate to WRFI.

Your contribution today will help to sustain all of the efforts that keep WRFI up and running 24/7 for the Ithaca and Watkins Glen area. T-Shirts are available for sustaining members who contribute $60 or more ($5 /month). Thank you!

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Daily features and interviews from our community

Cynthia Nixon to visit Ithaca on Sep. 1

By Laura Rosbrow-Telem | August 29, 2018

Cynthia Nixon, running against Governor Andrew Cuomo in New York’s Democratic primary for governor, will visit Ithaca on Saturday. In a Facebook event post published early Wednesday, the event’s hosts Tompkins County Progressives, NYPAN (New York Progressives Action Network), and Jumaane D. Williams detail two events. First, Cynthia Nixon will visit one of Ithaca’s favorite spots: the…

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How a DJ and a sexual violence survivors’ advocate make bystander trainings cool in Ithaca [AUDIO]

By Laura Rosbrow-Telem | August 25, 2018

At an event on Monday, August 27, people in Ithaca can learn how to act as bystanders against sexual assault and harassment in a nightlife setting. The “barstander” training, called, “Barstander Training for Everyone Else!” is taking place on Monday from 6-9 p.m. at Toko Imports in the Dewitt Mall. As the name suggests, it is for everyone,…

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Friends of Stewart Park Organize Community Build of New Inclusive Playground [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | August 22, 2018

Rick Manning, Executive Director of Friends of Stewart Park, and Lucas Raley, Cornell graduate student and organizer of the community build talk about the upcoming playground construction project.  They discuss the features of the future playground and why it will be inclusive and accessible to all.  They also talk about the types of jobs that…

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Josh Fox, of Gasland, on how the Truth Has Changed [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | August 21, 2018

Josh Fox, internationally acclaimed filmmaker and theater producer, spoke with WRFI’s Ryan Clover on WRFI Community Radio News on Aug. 21 and Your Morning on Aug. 22 to talk about his upcoming performance, The Truth Has Changed. This play is on a national tour in 30 locations throughout the U.S. and is coming to Ithaca on Friday,…

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Amanda Kirchgessner Discusses her 58th District Campaign and Food Insecurity [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | August 15, 2018

WRFI contributor Fred Balfour spoke with Amanda Kirchgessner, a candidate for New York state’s 58th Senate District. They met at the Enfield food pantry, where Amanda is a volunteer, and talked about her campaign as well as food insecurity in the region. This conversation originally aired on WRFI News at 6 on August 15. It…

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Mark H. Anbinder, editor of, talks with WRFI about how he’s breaking local news [AUDIO]

By Laura Rosbrow-Telem | August 14, 2018

Mark H. Anbinder from was the first to report on the most recent vandalism of a Black Lives Matter sign at the home of Ithaca Alderperson Ducson Nguyen. Anbinder wrote at the end of last week that Nguyen’s home surveillance camera captured a video image of the suspect: Anbinder included a still photo of…

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