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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 is going to be in the Ithaca Festival parade next Wednesday, 5/29. Look for the radio tower, the giant microphone, and cheer on the volunteers who host our local programs and who make the station happen! We will be broadcasting live from our float. During the festival, come find us at our table in…Read More
Tune in to WRFI at 7pm tomorrow, Saturday 5/11, for a special broadcast of the Ithaca League of Women Rollers first home bout of the 2013 season, live from Cass Park Rink in Ithaca: Ithaca SufferJets vs. Rochester RocStars! There will be two 30 minute sets, with a halftime show. Starting at 5pm, we’ll be…Read More
Did you know that WRFI Community Radio is guided by our mission and values statement? “WRFI will always be community owned and operated, providing access to the airwaves and an opportunity to learn the craft of radio while serving the general well-being of its community. WRFI exists to inform and entertain. WRFI will strive to…Read More
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Local News for Tuesday, March 21, 2023
New Proposal Filed to Expand Ithaca’s Learning Farm The Learning Farm in Ithaca is planning to expand. The organization filed documents with the town’s planning board for a kitchen facility, guest housing, parking areas, and walkways. A proposed second phase would include a welcome center and a juicing and bottling building. According to the Ithaca…Read More
Local News for Monday, March 20, 2023
Cornell Hosts Debate on Urgency of Climate Crisis Cornell hosted a debate Friday on the urgency of reducing climate warming pollution. Professor Robert Socolow of Princeton argued that “climate science compels us to make rapid and large reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.” Professor Steven Koonin of New York University argued that it doesn’t. Both are…Read More
Local News for Thursday, March 16, 2023
New Law Enforcement Pilot Program to Start in Tompkins County A new program to divert people away from incarceration will start in Tompkins County later this year. The pilot program is a partnership between the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Department and Tompkins Whole Health. It will pair a licensed clinical therapist and a specially-trained sheriff’s deputy…Read More
Local News for Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Seneca Lake Fish Contaminated Thanks to a Freedom of Information Act or FOIA filing, a 2020 report from the New York DEC has come to light showing that Seneca Lake fish are highly contaminated with PFAS chemicals. According to environmental reporter Peter Manius, the samples of lake trout and yellow perch contain hundreds of times…Read More
Local News for Tuesday, March 14, 2023
New York Governor Declares Emergency for Storm Governor Kathy Hochul has declared a state of emergency for today’s winter storm. All five regions of New York State, including the Hudson Valley and Finger Lakes, are expected to receive heavy snowfall and high winds. Utility companies are prepared for widespread power outages from possible downed trees…Read More
Local News for Monday, March 13, 2023
New Bus Hub Sought for Tompkins County Officials from Ithaca and Tompkins County are working with the Downtown Ithaca Alliance to find a new location for an intercity bus hub. Since the bus depot in the West End shut down in 2018, intercity buses have regularly stopped at either the Seneca Street area outside Starbucks…Read More