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Plowshares 7 anti-nuclear activists’ trial comes to a close [AUDIO]

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. 

Call for Fall 2013 Local Programs

By katrina

It is WRFI Schedule time!  Community members interested in having a program on WRFI must submit their Slot Preference and Working Group/Committee Selection forms by Sunday, August 25th at 5pm.  This applies to new local programs and hosts who have not yet been trained, as well as seasoned hosts and currently-scheduled local programs.  If you…

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A Message from Pacifica, regarding Al-Jazeera News

By katrina

WRFI is no longer playing Al-Jazeera News, and this is why: To Pacifica Network listeners, Thank you listening to Pacifica’s exclusive broadcasts of Al Jazeera English and for supporting your local community radio station. It is with great regret that we must report that Al Jazeera English is no longer available for distribution in the…

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Last month’s WINO switch to WSKG

By katrina

Here’s the joint press release we put out with WSKG last month, regarding Ithaca Community Radio’s WINO license in Odessa.  Ithaca Community Radio, Inc. is the organization that owns WRFI Watkins Glen, W201CD Ithaca and WINO Odessa.

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2019 Marathon Swag

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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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Remembering local banjo star Mac Benford of Highwoods String Band

By Michayla Savitt | February 18, 2020

Mac Benford, a local banjo player who made his name with the iconic Highwoods String Band, passed away on Saturday, February 15th at the age of 79. In November 2019, WRFI’s Felix Teitelbaum sat down with the Highwoods star to speak about his longtime music career. A feature documentary which screened locally in November about…

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XR Ithaca’s Art Weaver on Feb. 13 Chase Bank protest, subsequent arrests [AUDIO]

By Michayla Savitt | February 14, 2020

Extinction Rebellion Ithaca organizer Art Weaver speaks about the group’s protest on Thursday, February 13th at the downtown Chase Bank, which ended in a dozen arrests. WRFI’s Michayla Savitt and The Ithaca Voice’s Anna Lamb produced this report.

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Extinction Rebellion Ithaca calls for Chase Bank to divest from fossil fuels, will protest Feb. 13 [AUDIO]

By Michayla Savitt | February 13, 2020

Dr. Art Weaver, an organizer with Extinction Rebellion Ithaca, joined WRFI’s Michayla Savitt and contributor Finley Frenchette on “Your Morning” Feb. 12th to speak about a protest being held at noon on Feb. 13th calling on Chase to divest from fossil fuels. The local chapter of the social justice movement delivered a letter to the…

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Dryden Town Supervisor Jason Leifer announces State Assembly campaign [Audio]

By Fred Balfour | February 7, 2020

We’re joined in the studio by Dryden Town Supervisor Jason Leifer. Jason recently announced his bid to represent the 125th district in the New York State Assembly. Current assembly person Barbara Lifton announced her resignation late last week after 18 years representing Tompkins and part of Cortland county.

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Finger Lakes for New York Health on “Power to Heal” documentary screening [AUDIO]

By Michayla Savitt | January 29, 2020

Carolyn Kenyon of “Finger Lakes for New York Health” joined WRFI’s Michayla Savitt live in-studio on “Your Morning” to talk about The Power to Heal, a documentary looking at the relationship between medicare and desegregation. The film screens at 7pm on Wednesday, January 29th at Cinemapolis. The pair discuss the gap in health coverage that…

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The Ripple Effect Radio Project Part 3: Monitoring Cayuga Lake’s Water Quality [AUDIO]

By Park Scholars | January 28, 2020

Our new public affairs series “The Ripple Effect” dives into the local effects of climate change on our area’s cherished waterways. This project is made in collaboration with the Ithaca Voice, Cornell University, the Community Science Institute, and the Ithaca College Park Scholars. We dive into water hazards affecting the Finger Lakes region, and explore…

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