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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. 

Your Community, Your Radio: WRFI’s New Summer 2018 Schedule

By Felix

Your Community, Your Radio: WRFI’s New 2018 Schedule In a media-saturated world where content is controlled by fewer and fewer hands, community radio like WRFI provides a unique opportunity for local people to become media-makers and tell their own stories. We are very excited to announce that our new schedule (which started June 1, 2018)…

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2018 Listener Survey

By Felix

We’d like to hear from you! WRFI strives to provide unique, informative, and inspiring content through our music and public affairs programming. Please take moment to fill out this brief survey about your experience as a listener. Loading…

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David Wax, Suz Slezak and Amy Cuddy

David Wax and Suz Slezak LIVE in Studio B Wednesday, January 31, 2017

By Felix

WRFI is very excited to welcome David Wax and Suz Slezak of the David Wax Museum to Studio B for a live performance on Wednesday, January 31, 2017 during the 4pm hour.  They will be performing a house concert that evening in town. Check out this video of a similar duo performance by Wax and…

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Summer 2018 T-Shirts!

Check out the 2018 Summer Tees! V-necks in women's and men's cuts available when you donate to WRFI.

Your contribution today will help to sustain all of the efforts that keep WRFI up and running 24/7 for the Ithaca and Watkins Glen area. T-Shirts are available for sustaining members who contribute $60 or more ($5 /month). Thank you!

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Daily features and interviews from our community

The Referendum Process at Greenstar: A Platform for Social Justice? – February 13th, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | February 13, 2015

Aryeal Jackson continues her series on the Greenstar referendum to boycott Israeli products. She talks with Greenstar Council president 12th Moon about store policy and the referendum process. The interview originally aired on the February 13th, 2015 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Updating the rules for the Ithaca Commons – February 12th, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | February 12, 2015

Samuel Whitehead and Aryeal Jackson speak with Jeff Stein, editor of the Ithaca Voice, about the City of Ithaca’s look at new rules for the Ithaca Commons and the impact of the Ithaca Commons rebuild on local businesses.   This conversation originally aired on the February 12th, 2015 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Knowing Seph Murtagh – February 9th, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | February 9, 2015

Samuel Whitehead talks with Seph Murtagh, Second Ward Alderperson for the City of Ithaca, about the Ithaca Commons rebuild, reforming the Community Investment Incentive Tax Abatement Program, and how the hotel boom could impact the city.   This interview originally aired on the February 9th, 2015 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Bringing Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions to Greenstar

By WRFI News Staff | February 6, 2015

Friday, January 30th, 2015 Aryeal Jackson speaks with Ariel Gold, from the The Central New York Committee for Justice in Palestine, and David Rhodes, a teacher with the Alternative School for Math and Science, about the push to boycott Israeli products at Greenstar Co-op.   Friday, February 6th, 2015 Aryeal Jackson speaks with Cornell Law Professor William…

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Repowering Cayuga with Irene Weiser – February 5th, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | February 5, 2015

Charles Dunaway speaks with Irene Weiser, a member of the Caroline Town Board, discusses the pros and cons of repowering the coal-fired power plant on Cayuga Lake in Lansing with Natural Gas.   This interview originally aired on the February 5th, 2015 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Talking about electric cars – February 4th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | February 4, 2015

Lori Sonken talks with Ricardo A. Daziano, Assistant Professor with the Cornell University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, about the state of electric car development and infrastructure in Ithaca and across the country.   This interview originally aired on the February 4th, 2015 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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