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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. 

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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A big thank you to our supporters

By katrina

WRFI Community Radio is on the air thanks to the support of our listeners, like Anne Posel, Nancy Norton, Susan Smith, Brian Bartholomew and Louise Yavelow, who gave in honor of our very own Morning Show!  To learn how you can join them in keeping our local independent community radio station on the air, go…

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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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Congressman Tom Reed Introduces Energy Tax Credit bill – Jan. 2020

By Fred Balfour | January 18, 2020
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Ayleen Crotty of Filmed By Bike Film Festival Talks About Bike Fun

By Esther Racoosin | January 17, 2020

On Thursday, January 16th, about 50 bicycle enthusiasts attended a bike culture workshop organized by BikeWalk Tompkins. The workshop was lead by Ayleen Crotty, founder of the Filmed by Bike Film Festival. Crotty visited Ithaca to hear about what events are happening in our city and help the biking community to translate those events into…

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Daughter/Father Duo Caitlin and Al Mathes discuss new mixed media cabaret at The Cherry [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | January 16, 2020

Daughter and father duo Caitlin and Al Mathes are the artists behind “Apple: Tree” the new mixed media “rolling cabaret” taking place January 18th-19th and the 23rd-25th at The Cherry Artspace. The pair joined WRFI’s Michayla Savitt live in-studio, on Your Morning ahead of the premiere.

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The Ripple Effect Radio Project Part 1: Harmful Algal Blooms [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | January 15, 2020

Every day, stories about the environment are in the local, regional, and national headlines. Climate change, climate emergency, climate crisis — no matter how you slice it, our planet is warming up, a change which, according to the NOAA, is driven primarily by increased carbon dioxide and other human-made emissions into the atmosphere. Our new…

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Ithaca’s Chanticleer Rooster Removed for Restoration AUDIO

By Felix | January 14, 2020

The iconic Chanticleer rooster normally perched above the corner of Cayuga and Martin Luther King Streets and Ithaca was taken down yesterday for restoration and other work to the local bar’s roof. The Chanticleer’s Jeff Mazer says the work was overdue, “No one’s touched that that rooster since has been put up probably. And that…

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Dryden student with autism leaves district after incident with police, administration [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | January 6, 2020

This is the story of Jaclyn, the mother of a high school boy with Autism. After the last school year, her son decided to leave the Dryden School District when he and his mother were upset that the school administration would not listen to their concerns, and inadvertently caused an incident between White Fang and…

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