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Hiring: Assistant General Manager

The AGM will help further Ithaca Community Radio’s (ICR) mission, be an integral part of a positive organizational culture, build on the successes of the station’s first 8 years of operation, and take part in several exciting ongoing projects. The job offers an opportunity to take part in nearly every aspect of station management and operations.  Learn more and apply.

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. 

We’re sorry our archives are temporarily unavailable

By Felix

Sadly, after several years of fruitful partnership, Radio Free America (RFA) has ceased operations. For the time being this will mean that WRFI has no comprehensive archiving of its local programs. News features are still being posted. Please rest assured that we are working to find a solution as quickly as we can. The free…

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Anti-Racism at WRFI

By Felix

Forums, initiatives, and more July 20, 6-7pm on WRFI Which Way Forward: Conversations on Systematic Oppression Hosted by Godfrey Simmons; Featuring panelists Fabina Benites The coronavirus crisis has highlighted and exacerbated long-standing, racial and social inequities. Now, the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others have ignited renewed outrage and mobilization against systemic…

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Swag Shop – Buy Classic WRFI Stuff!

By Felix

Holy cow! You can now buy older WRFI swag at steep discounts! These items were made for previous years’ fundraisers and we have just a few odds and ends left. Get ’em while they’re hot!

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2019 Marathon Swag

Check out the 2019 Fall Marathon premiums!

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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Latest from the WRFI News Team

Daily features and interviews from our community

Coronavirus Update, April 22, 2020

By Michayla Savitt | April 22, 2020

A new COVID-19 contact tracing program was announced Wednesday by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg. The new program, with $10.5 million monetary support on top of technical support from Bloomberg Philanthropies, will build an online training program for contact tracers. According to a press release it will…

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Educator Laurie Rubin Talks About Observing the Natural World [AUDIO]

By Esther Racoosin | April 22, 2020

Educator Laurie Rubin talks about how and why we should take time to go outside and observe the natural world. The former elementary school teacher developed a curriculum using nature study to inspire students to develop their writing and science skills. She is the author of the book To Look Closely: Science and Literacy in…

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Coronavirus Update, April 21, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | April 21, 2020

It was announced at a mid-morning press conference Tuesday by New York Governor Cuomo that elective surgeries and treatments could resume in upstate hospitals that aren’t seeing a significant risk of a COVID-19 surge. According to Governor Cuomo, hospitals will be able to resume performing elective outpatient treatments if the hospital capacity is over 25%…

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Coronavirus Update, April 20, 2020

By Michayla Savitt | April 20, 2020

As of today New York State has over 242,000 cases of the novel coronavirus, according to the state department of health. There are no new confirmed cases of the virus in Schuyler County, and according to health department officials the caseload stands at 9, with all cases having recovered. 236 people have been tested in…

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Monday, April 20 6-7pm Coronavirus Virtual Town Hall: Public Health [AUDIO]

By Felix | April 18, 2020

Join the conversation and TUNE IN and Monday, April 20 from 6-7pm for WRFI’s second coronavirus virtual town hall meeting. Monday’s meeting will feature YOUR QUESTIONS and Dr. David Evelyn, the Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer for Cayuga Medical Center from 6:00-6:30pm and, in the second half-hour (6:30-7pm), Frank Kruppa, Public Health Director at Tompkins County Health Department, and Gen Meredith, Associate Director of Cornell University MPH Program (Public Health). More panelists may be added.

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Coronavirus Update, April 17, 2020

By Michayla Savitt | April 17, 2020

As of Friday night, a new law from Governor Cuomo requires all New Yorkers will be required to wear a mask or face covering when they go out in public, in situations where social distancing can’t be honored. That includes residents who choose to utilize public transportation such as TCAT. Beginning at 8pm today, all…

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