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From left to right, at NYSBA Luncheon in Binghamton on Apr. 18: WRFI General Manager Felix Teitelbaum; News Director Laura Rosbrow-Telem; Producer Elena Piech; Producer Skylar Eagle; and Ithaca Voice Managing Editor Kelsey O'Connor. Photo credit: Ofri Telem

WRFI Wins NYSBA Award for Outstanding Public Affairs Program or Series for ‘The Loneliness Radio Project’

By WRFI News Staff

WRFI was recently honored by the New York State Broadcasters Association with a 2019 Excellence in Broadcasting Award for “The Loneliness Radio Project.” We are thrilled to say we won a first place statewide award in the category of Outstanding Public Affairs Program or Series and are so proud of all our collaborators who made…

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Ithaca College Freshman MLK Scholar Visits Civil Rights Monuments: Selma, Montgomery

By WRFI News Staff

Every year, a group of MLK scholars is selected at Ithaca College to pursue social change and educate their peers on injustices. The freshmen travel south, steeping themselves in the history of American racial injustice and the events of the civil rights era, and speaking with people who worked alongside Martin Luther King jr. They…

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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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Local Ithacans gather on the Commons to rally for Puerto Rico [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | July 24, 2019

An online group chat showed Puerto Rico’s governor and other political figures of the country admitting to financial fraud and mocking the Puerto Rican people. Now, many across the world are calling on Governor Ricardo Rossello to resign, and one rally took place Monday, July 22nd at Ithaca’s Bernie Milton Pavillion. Image courtesy of Matilde…

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Exploring Grassroots Culture Camp 2019 [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | July 19, 2019

WRFI News contributors Sean McGoldrick and Esther Racoosin visit Grassroots Culture Camp.  They speak with Tara Nevins of the band Donna the Buffalo, who organized culture camp.  Sean and Esther also attend music and dance workshops, interview some of the instructors of the workshops and hear from some of the participants. This feature initially aired…

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The City is Asking what you think about the Waterfront Neighborhood Plan [AUDIO]

By Jimmy Jordan | July 18, 2019

The City of Ithaca displayed it’s Waterfront Neighborhood Plan at two open houses on July 11th. Presented at the Ithaca Farmer’s Market, city planners prepared poster boards to explain the vision the city has for the Waterfront’s development. The public was able leave comments right on the displays and ask questions directly to city planners.…

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Lights for Liberty Ithaca Recap, 07-15-2019 [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | July 17, 2019

Ithaca was one of 650 places that held a rally on July 12th protesting maltreatment of refugees in US detention camps at the Southern Border. WRFI’s Matthew Anticoli was at the event. He brings you the highlights and important moments from this powerful evening.    

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Watkins Glen Six Hours of the Glen Race 2019 [AUDIO]

By Fred Balfour | July 8, 2019

At the end of June, the world-famous race track at Watkins Glen International hosted long-running annual classic “Six Hours at the Glen”. International racing teams and drivers competed across three days. WRFI’s Fred Balfour was on the spot reporting the many aspects of a beautiful weekend at the track.  

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Ithaca Reggae Fest 2019 [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | July 8, 2019

The third annual Ithaca Reggae Festival took place on the weekend of June 28th-29th, and many folks turned out to Stewart Park to enjoy the festivities. WRFI’s Jamie Swinnerton attended the festival, and brings us some highlights of the day.

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