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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. 

Anti-Racism at WRFI

By Felix

We stand in solidarity with those who resist the systemic racism that has plagued the lives of black and indigenous people and people of color in this country for hundreds of years. And we affirm our support for those who are working for racial, social, and economic justice, and we affirm our core belief that…

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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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Take a Sneak Peek at our 2019 Swag !

By Felix

2019 Fall Premium Preview: Ripple Effect Our waterways will always define our area—more than hotel and luxury housing development, more than traffic jams, more than politics or the culture wars. 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…

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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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Daily features and interviews from our community

New York Congressman Tom Reed (R) comments on proposed laws dealing with police brutality. [Audio]

By Fred Balfour | June 12, 2020

It’s been two weeks since George Floyd’s death at the hands of a Minneapolis policeman. Worldwide protests continue and federal and state governments are moving quickly to consider reform legislation. Congressman Tom Reed, who represents New York’s 23rd district, commented on the bills during a call with media. WRFI News Contributor Fred Balfour reports.  

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Coronavirus Update, June 11, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | June 11, 2020

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that the Finger Lakes, Central New York, Mohawk Valley, North Country and Southern Tier will all be entering phase three of reopening tomorrow, June 12th. Phase three allows indoor restaurants and food services to reopen at 50% capacity, and allows personal care services, such as tattoo and piercing shops and…

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New local podcast “Unexpected Undertaking” on WRFI News [AUDIO]

By Michayla Savitt | June 11, 2020

On Thursday, June 11, WRFI News’ main feature was a selection of a new local podcast Unexpected Undertaking. Monique and Aaron have been dating for two years, and are raising their kids together in Upstate New York. They are an interracial couple, and in this pilot episode of the podcast the pair discuss how that…

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Coronavirus Update, June 10, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | June 10, 2020

New York state has released guidelines for phase three of the Southern Tier’s reopening, which should begin this Friday. The Southern tier is among select regions that are able to consider moving on to the next phase this week. State officials say the decision of whether or not to move forward will take place about…

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Coronavirus Update, June 9, 2020

By Michayla Savitt | June 9, 2020

In Tompkins County the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 remains at 165, with no new positives. According to the Tompkins county health department, 3 more of the positive cases have recovered. Over 11,700 people have been tested in total. There were no new confirmed cases of the virus in Schuyler County Tuesday. According to…

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Coronavirus Update, June 8, 2020

By Michayla Savitt | June 9, 2020

The city of Ithaca has approved closing down the 100 block of Aurora Street for restaurants to use as extra space for outdoor seating. As the region transitions into the second phase of reopening, restaurants have the option to open their outdoor dining areas, the Ithaca Voice reports. Shutting down a portion of Aurora street…

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