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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. 

Thank you to our fantastic supporters!

By katrina

WRFI Community Radio is on the air thanks to the support of our listeners, like Gail & Naoki Sakai, Suzanne & Lynn McMannis, Esther Racoosin, Karl Madeo who gave in memory of Fred Madeo, and Sandra Repp.  To learn how you can join them in keeping our local independent community radio station on the air,…

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Thanks to everybody who contributed to our 2013 Spring Fundraiser!

By katrina

Last month we managed to raise $6944 from 104 donors!  Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped get our letter printed and into the mail on time, as well as those volunteers who modeled our new T-shirt design around town during the Ithaca Festival and beyond — we are working on getting shirts printed…

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Spring Fundraiser and Pirate Logo Shirts!

By admin

WRFI is holding our spring fundraising campaign and we have limited-edition vintage pirate radio logo t-shirts available to donors who contribute of $60 or more.  These shirts were designed by the Radio Free Ithaca pirate radio station in the early 1980’s. These shirts are one-of-a-kind, printed on high-quality made-in-USA American Apparel t-shirts and produced locally…

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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, May 22, 2020

By Michayla Savitt | May 22, 2020

In Tompkins County the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 increased by 2 Friday, to bring the total number of cases in the area to 148. According to the Tompkins county health department, 1 person remains hospitalized for the virus. 124 of the positive cases have recovered. The total number of people tested stands at…

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Coronavirus Update, May 21, 2020

By Michayla Savitt | May 21, 2020

In Tompkins County the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has increased by 1, to 146. According to the Tompkins county health department, 1 person remains hospitalized for the virus. 121 of the positive cases have recovered. In the last day, over 1200 more people have been tested in total, bringing the total number to…

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Executive Director Doug Levine on the State Theater’s Livestreams During the Pandemic [Audio]

By WRFI News Staff | May 21, 2020

An interview with Doug Levine, Executive Director of the State Theater of Ithaca, about the status of the historic theater in recent months, along with his efforts to host innovative livestreams during the pandemic. WRFI news contributor Pamela Tan reports.

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Coronavirus Update, May 20, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | May 20, 2020

In Tompkins County the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 increased by 4 Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases to 145. According to the Tompkins county health department, 1 person remains hospitalized for the virus. 118 of the positive cases have recovered, and over 7000 people have been tested in total.  There were no…

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Lisa Hoeschele of Cortland returns to WRFI to further discuss her bid for NY Assembly [AUDIO]

By Michayla Savitt | May 20, 2020

Lisa Hoeschele, CEO of Family Counseling Services in Cortland County, and Assembly candidate for New York’s 125th District, called into WRFI Community Radio News at 6 on Wednesday May 20. She spoke with WRFI News Director Michayla Savitt about how her campaign had adapted in the midst of social distancing, and discusses the need for…

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Coronavirus Update, May 19, 2020

By Michayla Savitt | May 19, 2020

In Tompkins County the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 increased by 4 today, to 145 as of Tuesday. According to the Tompkins county health department, 1 person remains hospitalized for the virus. 118 of the positive cases have recovered, and over 7000 people have been tested in total.  There were no new confirmed cases…

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