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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. 

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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Ithaca Fest 2013

By katrina

WRFI is going to be in the Ithaca Festival parade next Wednesday, 5/29. Look for the radio tower, the giant microphone, and cheer on the volunteers who host our local programs and who make the station happen! We will be broadcasting live from our float. During the festival, come find us at our table in…

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SufferJets vs. RocStars Roller Derby on 5/11

By katrina

Tune in to WRFI at 7pm tomorrow, Saturday 5/11, for a special broadcast of the Ithaca League of Women Rollers first home bout of the 2013 season, live from Cass Park Rink in Ithaca: Ithaca SufferJets vs. Rochester RocStars!  There will be two 30 minute sets, with a halftime show. Starting at 5pm, we’ll be…

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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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Daily features and interviews from our community

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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