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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.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

Local public art inspired by the Taughannock Giant [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | February 21, 2020

WRFI Contributor Pamela Tan speaks with Ithaca City Council Member George McGonigal and artist Scott HItz about recent and upcoming public art pieces inspired by the Taughannock Giant. 

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Beau Harbin of Cortland discusses his candidacy for NY Assembly 125th District. [Audio]

By Fred Balfour | February 19, 2020

We’re joined in the studio by Cortland’s Beau Harbin. He recently announced his bid to represent the 125th district in the New York State Assembly. Current assembly person Barbara Lifton announced her resignation earlier this month after 18 years representing Tompkins and part of Cortland counties.

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Remembering local banjo star Mac Benford of Highwoods String Band

By Michayla Savitt | February 18, 2020

Mac Benford, a local banjo player who made his name with the iconic Highwoods String Band, passed away on Saturday, February 15th at the age of 79. In November 2019, WRFI’s Felix Teitelbaum sat down with the Highwoods star to speak about his longtime music career. A feature documentary which screened locally in November about…

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Lisa Hoeschele of Cortland discusses her candidacy for NY Assembly [Audio]

By Fred Balfour | February 17, 2020

We’re joined in the studio by Lisa Hoeschele of Cortland. She has announced her bid to represent the 125th district in the New York State Assembly. Current assembly person Barbara Lifton recently announced her resignation completing 18 years representing Tompkins and part of Cortland county.

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XR Ithaca’s Art Weaver on Feb. 13 Chase Bank protest, subsequent arrests [AUDIO]

By Michayla Savitt | February 14, 2020

Extinction Rebellion Ithaca organizer Art Weaver speaks about the group’s protest on Thursday, February 13th at the downtown Chase Bank, which ended in a dozen arrests. WRFI’s Michayla Savitt and The Ithaca Voice’s Anna Lamb produced this report.

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Extinction Rebellion Ithaca calls for Chase Bank to divest from fossil fuels, will protest Feb. 13 [AUDIO]

By Michayla Savitt | February 13, 2020

Dr. Art Weaver, an organizer with Extinction Rebellion Ithaca, joined WRFI’s Michayla Savitt and contributor Finley Frenchette on “Your Morning” Feb. 12th to speak about a protest being held at noon on Feb. 13th calling on Chase to divest from fossil fuels. The local chapter of the social justice movement delivered a letter to the…

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