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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.
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…Read More
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…Read More
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Latest from the WRFI News Team
Daily features and interviews from our community
An employee of The Boatyard Grill in Ithaca has tested positive for COVID 19, the Ithaca Times reports. According to the Tompkins County Health Department, the employee may have exposed restaurant patrons to the virus on Friday, August 28th, Saturday, August 29th and Sunday August 30, between the hours of 4pm and 11pm. The Tompkins…Read More
The Tompkins County Health Department is saying that the cluster of 9 positive coronavirus cases at Cornell reported on Friday has now grown to 21 positive cases, according to the Ithaca Voice. At Tuesday night’s meeting of the Tompkins County Legislature, County Health Director Frank Kruppa said that the new cases are tied to the…Read More
The Watkins Glen School Board has cut $710,000 from the 2020-21 budget, eliminating multiple positions and its football season, in response to decreased state aid funding due to the pandemic. According to the Odessa File, the loss of state aid to the district amounts to nearly 3 million dollars. The cuts include a school clerical…Read More
The Civic Ensemble, which calls itself Ithaca’s civic-minded theater company, has had a change in leadership. WRFI Community News contributor Pamela Tan spoke with Julia Taylor, the Civic’s new Executive Director, and members of the newly created Artistic Ensemble Sage Alia Clemenco and Carley Robinson.Read More
On Friday it was announced that Cornell has seen its first cluster of COVID-19 cases as a result of people not following social distance or mask-wearing protocols at several small social gatherings. According to the Cornell Daily Sun, the Tompkins County Health Department identified a nine-person cluster in this instance. Generally, a COVID-19 cluster is…Read More