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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. 

WRFI’s Mission and Values

By katrina

Did you know that WRFI Community Radio is guided by our mission and values statement? “WRFI will always be community owned and operated, providing access to the airwaves and an opportunity to learn the craft of radio while serving the general well-being of its community. WRFI exists to inform and entertain. WRFI will strive to…

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Thanks again to our wonderful supporters

By katrina

WRFI Community Radio is on the air thanks to the support of our listeners, like Hector Abruna, Donald Barber, Curt Dunnam and Jessica Brown & Joshua Granger.  To learn how you can join them in keeping our local independent community radio station on the air, go to our Support page.

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Mother Jones at the Izzy Awards on 4/17

By katrina

Tune in to WRFI at 7:30pm on Wednesday, 4/17, for a special live broadcast of the 2013 Izzy Awards from Ithaca College’s Park Center for Independent Media.  This year’s winner is nonprofit news organization Mother Jones.  Mother Jones Washington bureau chief David Corn, publisher Steve Katz, and environmental reporter Kate Sheppard (IC Park School of Communications alumna)…

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Latest from the WRFI News Team

Daily features and interviews from our community

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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Coronavirus Update, April 3, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | April 3, 2020

New York now has over 102,000 cases of the novel coronavirus, according to the state department of health. There are 4 confirmed cases of the virus in Schuyler County. In Tompkins County, there are 93 confirmed cases of COVID-19. According to the county health department, 51 of those cases have since seen resolved symptoms. In…

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Leslie Danks Burke discusses her candidacy for New York’s 58th State Senate District [AUDIO]

By Michayla Savitt | April 3, 2020

Leslie Danks Burke joins News Director Michayla Savitt by telephone for an on-air interview in the WRFI studios. She is a local attorney and a Democratic candidate for New York’s 58 Senate District which includes Schuyler, Yates, and Steuben Counties and part of Tompkins.    

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Coronavirus Update, April 2, 2020

By Michayla Savitt | April 2, 2020

New York now has over 92,000 cases of the coronavirus, according to the state department of health. There are 4 confirmed cases of the virus in Schuyler County. In Tompkins County, there are 87 confirmed cases of COVID-19. According to the county health department, 56 of those cases have since seen resolved symptoms. In total,…

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