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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. 

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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Hiring: WRFI News Director – Apply by April 15, 2019

By Felix

Hiring: WRFI News Director (Part-Time) WRFI is seeking to hire a part-time news director who will oversee and develop news programming at the station and who will train and direct volunteers and interns within the news department. The station is also currently accepting proposals for news content collaborations. While this is a temporary hire to…

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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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“The Long Trail Out” documentary preview [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | May 10, 2019

Ithaca College alumnus Shai Ben-Dor has spent over three years making his documentary film, “The Long Trail Out”. The film centers around 70-year-old Tim Buchanan, a longtime youth worker and mountaineer, who speaks about his life as a closeted gay man. WRFI News Contributor Michayla Savitt spoke with Shai about his inspiration for the film,…

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Earth Island Journal Speech at Izzy Award 2019 [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | May 8, 2019

Earth Island Journal is an independent publication of the Earth Island Institute. The publication’s goal is to support environmental activists and leaders working to protect biological and cultural diversity that sustains the environment through the sharing of stories. The Magazine is a 2019 Izzy Award Winner for their in-depth reporting on the overlap of environmental…

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Little Shop of Bool’s [Audio]

By WRFI News Staff | May 7, 2019

WRFI’s Skylar Eagle spoke to the lead producer of the onsite production of Little Shop of Horrors at Bool’s Flower Shop. The production commemorated the 125th Anniversary of the Flower Shop in Downtown Ithaca.   https://www.mixcloud.com/wrficommunityradionews/little-shop-of-bools-audio/

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Ballet & Books [Audio]

By WRFI News Staff | May 7, 2019

WRFI’s Skylar Eagle went to the Southside Community Center to talk to the volunteers of Ithaca’s Ballet & Books Program, a mentorship opportunity for college students to teach ballet and literacy skills to school-aged children ages 3 to 9. https://www.mixcloud.com/wrficommunityradionews/ballet-books-audio/

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The Syncopators’ Thesis Defense [Audio]

By WRFI News Staff | May 1, 2019

The Original Cornell Syncopators take a deep dive into jazz history in their spring concert, entitled “Collegiate Syncopations.” Their performance May 3 pays tribute to the college bands of the jazz age. The Cornell Syncopators are a 13-piece student ensemble who recently recorded their third album of historically authentic jazz. Report by Roger Smith, the…

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Recreational Marijuana Legalization Forum (April, 29, 2019) AUDIO

By Felix | April 30, 2019

Legalized recreational marijuana is sweeping the country. With neighboring states Vermont and Massachusetts already on board, could New York be next? The Governor has put legalization of recreational marijuana on his agenda for 2019 or 2020. The League of Women Voters of Tompkins County and WRFI Community Radio are pleased to present this public forum…

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