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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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Coronavirus Update, September 4, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | September 4, 2020

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…

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Coronavirus Update, September 2, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | September 2, 2020

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…

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The Hangar Theatre Participates in the Red Alert Solidarity Movement to “Save Our Stages” [AUDIO]

By Esther Racoosin | September 1, 2020

Adam Zonder, Production Manager of the Hangar Theatre talks about a special virtual rally taking place Tuesday, September 1st, called “The Red Alert Solidarity Movement”.   This movement is being put on by the National Independent Venue Association, or NIVA, and is promoted on social media with #SaveOurStages. NIVA is also posting information at DJ…

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Coronavirus Update, September 1, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | September 1, 2020

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…

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New Civic Ensemble Leadership [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | August 31, 2020

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.

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Coronavirus Update, August 31, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | August 31, 2020

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…

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