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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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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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Coronavirus Update, August 28, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | August 28, 2020

The Tompkins County Health Department announced yesterday that a TCAT customer who rode the Route 30 bus on Wednesday has tested positive for COVID-19. Anyone who rode the outbound Route 30 bus on Wednesday, August 26, between 11:51 a.m. to 12:26 p.m., or inbound from 2:28 p.m. to 2:51 p.m. to Seneca Street station, should…

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Coronavirus Update, August 27, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | August 27, 2020

As Cornell students move into their living spaces amid the COVID-19 pandemic, those coming from states on the New York quarantine list must stay in their apartments for a period of 14 days.  Because Cornell is supplying food only to students living in on- campus housing, students living off campus have to find a way…

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Coronavirus Update, August 26, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | August 26, 2020

During their regular meeting Tuesday night, the Ithaca City School District Board of Education approved the expenditure of $1.2 million dollars to enhance buildings for reopening schools during the pandemic. The Ithaca Voice reports over $300,000 will go towards repairing deficient or outdated HVAC and air filter systems to strengthen airflow and combat the spread…

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Coronavirus Update: August 25, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | August 25, 2020

Looking at the local COVID-19 caseload, the latest numbers, released today from the Tompkins County health department, indicate that there are 2 additional positive cases, and no new recoveries. According to the County Health Department, that leaves 10 active cases of COVID-19 in Tompkins County. In Schuyler County, there are 0 new cases of COVID-19…

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