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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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Tracy Mitrano (D), a candidate for NY’s 23rd congressional district, is interviewed on WRFI 6pm News [Audio]

By Michayla Savitt | March 31, 2020

Tracy Mitrano, Democratic Party candidate for New York’s 23rd congressional district, is interviewed live on WRFI 6pm News. Ms Mitrano is a resident of Penn Yan, and a native of Rochester NY. She served as Director of Information Technology Policy at Cornell University. She also consults and teaches Cyber Security. She joined WRFI News Director…

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Coronavirus Update, March 30, 2020

By Michayla Savitt | March 30, 2020

New York now has over 66,000 cases of the coronavirus, according to the State Department of Health. There are 2 confirmed cases of the virus in Schuyler County. In Tompkins County, there are 73 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of now. The Tompkins County Health Department says nearly 1400 COVID-19 tests have been administered locally,…

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Ithaca Community Members Sew Face Masks To Meet Local Needs During the COVID-19 Pandemic [AUDIO]

By Esther Racoosin | March 30, 2020

Local volunteers are sewing face masks in response to shortages of protective gear for health care providers, people in the service sector and community members from COVID-19. Here we speak with three people in the community who have been organizing these efforts: Carol O’Driscoll, Director of Surgical Services at Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca Mask Makers…

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Coronavirus Update, March 27, 2020

By Michayla Savitt | March 27, 2020

New York now has over 44,000 of coronavirus cases state-wide, according to New York Governor Cuomo. There is one confirmed case of the virus in Schuyler County, according to county officials. In Tompkins County, there are 48 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The Tompkins County Health Department says nearly 1200 COVID-19 tests have been administered locally,…

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Coronavirus Update, March 26, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | March 26, 2020

New York State’s total number of positive COVID-19 cases has reached over 37,000, according to the state department of health. According to the Governor, New York is doing more tests — now up to 18,650 tests per day. A quarter of all tests in the country have reportedly been done in New York. As of…

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Coronavirus Update, March 25, 2020

By Michayla Savitt | March 25, 2020

The Tompkins County Health Department has announced a confirmed COVID-19 case in a food worker in Ithaca. The individual worked two shifts at Mango Mango Dessert, located at 159 Dryden Rd., in Ithaca. The health department is asking that if you ate at Mango Mango Dessert Saturday, March 14 from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM…

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