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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.

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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. 

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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Foodnet Meals on Wheels Serves Clients Amid COVID-19 Pandemic [AUDIO]

By Esther Racoosin | April 10, 2020

Jessica Gosa, Executive Director of Foodnet Meals on Wheels, discusses how her organization is adapting amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  She describes how Foodnet is changing its procedures to ensure the safety of its clients and its staff.  Gosa also talks about recent innovations in their operation, such as moving to a rotating schedule and creating…

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Cares Act Stimulus Coronavirus COVID-19

$2 trillion stimulus package issues for COVID-19 – 2 weeks later. [AUDIO]

By Fred Balfour | April 10, 2020

The historic $2 trillion stimulus plan called CARES Act (Corona Aid, Relief and Economic Security) was signed two weeks ago. New York Congressman Tom Reed and candidate Tracy Mitrano offer comments on homeowner mortgage relief, household internet pricing and inter-hospital equipment sharing. WRFI news team member Fred Balfour reports.        

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Coronavirus Update, April 9, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | April 9, 2020

As of today, New York State now has nearly 160,000 cases of the novel coronavirus, according to the state department of health. There are 7 confirmed cases of the virus in Schuyler County. In Tompkins County, there are 107 confirmed cases of COVID-19. According to the county health department, 76 of those cases have since…

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Coronavirus Update, April 8, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | April 8, 2020

It was announced Wednesday that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, All New York residents will be able to vote absentee on the June 23rd primaries. This comes as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo also directed the Department of Labor to make $600 in additional weekly unemployment benefits available, and extend the period of time covered…

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Coronavirus Update, April 7, 2020

By Michayla Savitt | April 7, 2020

It was announced Tuesday by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo that the State Department of Health has developed a test that would help determine whether state residents are developing immunity to the COVID-19 virus. This could have impacts on when an individual could possibly return to the workplace or classroom. Additionally, the Governor announced that…

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Coronavirus Update, April 6, 2020

By Michayla Savitt | April 6, 2020

It was announced Monday that the state mandate New York on PAUSE is now extended through April 29. Schools and non-essential businesses will remain closed through that date. Schools across Tompkins County were previously ordered to be closed through April 13. In a letter  from Ithaca City School District Superintendent Luvelle Brown to the community…

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