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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.

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. 

Anti-Racism at WRFI

By Felix

We stand in solidarity with those who resist the systemic racism that has plagued the lives of black and indigenous people and people of color in this country for hundreds of years. And we affirm our support for those who are working for racial, social, and economic justice, and we affirm our core belief that…

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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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Take a Sneak Peek at our 2019 Swag !

By Felix

2019 Fall Premium Preview: Ripple Effect Our waterways will always define our area—more than hotel and luxury housing development, more than traffic jams, more than politics or the culture wars. 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…

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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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Daily features and interviews from our community

Recap: day 2 of Plowshares 7 anti-nuclear activists’ trial [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | October 24, 2019

Trial proceedings continue for Clair Grady of Ithaca and six others who symbolically disarmed US trident nuclear weapons at King’s Bay, Georgia. WRFI is following the trial every day thanks to contributors Garry Thomas and Chuck Geisler, two Ithaca residents who are reporting on the proceedings for WRFI and the Ithaca Voice. WRFI News Director…

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Recap: day 1 of Plowshares 7 anti-nuclear activists’ trial [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | October 22, 2019

Trial proceedings began Monday, October 21st for the Plowshares 7, who symbolically disarmed US trident nuclear weapons at King’s Bay Naval base in Georgia. WRFI is following the trial every day with the help of contributors Garry Thomas and Chuck Geisler, two Ithaca residents who are reporting on the proceedings for WRFI and the Ithaca…

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Prelude to trial of anti-nuclear activists Kings Bay Plowshares 7, including Ithacan Clare Grady [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | October 18, 2019

WRFI News Director Michayla Savitt speaks with two Ithaca community members reporting on the Plowshares activists’ trial in Georgia. Seven people, including long-time Ithaca resident Clare Grady, are facing charges for symbolically disarming U.S. trident nuclear weapons at King’s Bay. Garry Thomas and Chuck Geisler are now in Georgia, and will be providing updates to…

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Healthcare Costs Comparison – Stonybrook vs Paris

By Fred Balfour | October 17, 2019

At the WRFI Healthcare Desk, we note that one of several widely disputed issues is the true cost of healthcare delivery, both to the individual, and to the country as a whole. In this series, we report on actual healthcare situations that allow the listener to compare costs incurred in the U.S. with the costs…

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New York Health Act – Rochester Hearing on October 10, 2019

By Fred Balfour | October 11, 2019

New York state senators and assemblypersons convened in Rochester NY on October 10 for a hearing on the proposed New York Health Act Bill – S3577 and A5248. Twenty-Eight individuals and groups were scheduled to provide testimony and answer questions asked by the legislators. Lasting about nine hours, the audience and legislators heard a mix…

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Upcoming NY Healthcare Hearing in Rochester

By Fred Balfour | October 8, 2019

The Health Committees in both houses of the New York legislature are considering an act to establish a single-payer healthcare insurance system for every resident in New York state. The two committees are hosting a public hearing in Rochester on Thursday, Oct 10. WRFI’s Health Desk reporter, Fred Balfour, interviewed Dr. Susan Soboroff, a retired…

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