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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. 

WRFI.ORG Levels Up: New Features are LIVE, More to Come

By Felix

Our new audio player is live on the website and is packed with features designed to enhance your online listening experience. The player not only streams our live content, but it also displays the current and next shows, the daily calendar, and other important information from your community radio station. To check it out click…

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Interview with Matt Kadane (New Year / Bedhead) [AUDIO]

By Domenic Gagliano

Matt Kadane stopped by the WRFI Community Radio studios to discuss his work in Bedhead, The New Year and other projects with selections played highlighting his long career in music. The New Year’s latest record “Snow” came out in 2017. (interview edited for rebroadcast, original airdate 11/11/18) Many thanks to Matt, and for all the…

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YOUR DONATION MATCHED WED & THURS, Special Free Pile, Live Music, SOA Watch

By Felix

There are only three days left in our once-a-year marathon fund drive. And there’s never been a better time to give: All donations to the station on Wednesday (11/14) and Thursday (11/5) will be matched by an anonymous donor! More than ever, local and independent media must be protected. Working together, we can continue to amplify…

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Daily features and interviews from our community

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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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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Congressman Tom Reed’s weekly media conference call – March 31, 2020 [Audio]

By Fred Balfour | April 1, 2020

Congressman Tom Reed, representing New York’s 23rd district holds a regular conference call for media people across the district. All questions this week dealt with the pandemic and the stimulus bill. WRFI’s Fred Balfour posed a question about how the country will pay for the stimulus bill and beyond.

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Coronavirus Update, April 1, 2020

By Michayla Savitt | April 1, 2020

New York now has over 83,000 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 80 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of now. According to the county health department, 33 of those cases have since seen resolved…

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Coronavirus Update, March 31, 2020

By Michayla Savitt | March 31, 2020

New York now has over 75,000 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 76 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of now. According to the county health department, 28 of those cases have since seen resolved…

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Tracy Mitrano. Photo is courtesy of Mitrano's social media.

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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