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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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Latest from the WRFI News Team

Daily features and interviews from our community

Knowing Cynthia Brock – January 19th, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | January 19, 2015

Samuel Whitehead talks with Cynthia Brock, First Ward Alderperson for the City of Ithaca, about why she got into politics, how the Common Council is looking to improve the Community Investment Incentive Tax Abatement Program, and about her continued concerns over the Stone Quarry affordable housing development.   This interview originally aired on the January 19th,…

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Reacting to the standoff in Danby – January 15th, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | January 15, 2015

Samuel Whitehead talks with the Ithaca Times‘ Michael Nocella about what happened during the 61 hour standoff in Danby at the start of 2015 and how the community has reacted.   This interview originally aired on the January 15th, 2015 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Discussing race and psychology – January 13th, 2013

By WRFI News Staff | January 13, 2015

Aryeal Jackson talks with Nia Nunn Makepeace, Professor of Education at Ithaca College, about the intersection of race and psychology as it plays out in the lives of African-American youth.   This conversation originally aired on January 13th, 2015 the WRFI Community Radio News.

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Connecting Tompkins County to the Erie Canal – January 12th, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | January 12, 2015

Samuel Whitehead talks with Donna Eschenbrenner, the Director of Archives and Research Services at the History Center, about the History Center’s exhibit Captains, Commerce, and Community: The Impact of the Erie Canal on Tompkins County.   This interview originally aired on the January 12th, 2015 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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The Struggle for Single-Payer Health Care in Vermont and New York – January 9th, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | January 9, 2015

A report on the struggle for health care as a human right in Vermont, the decision of Governor Shumlin to abandon his effort to find financing for the plan, and a comparison of Vermont’s path to single-payer health care and that in New York. Guests include: James Haslam, Executive Director of the Vermont Workers Center;…

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Evaluating Mayor Myrick’s first three years – January 8th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | January 8, 2015

Aryeal Jackson and Samuel Whitehead speak with the Ithaca Voice‘s Jeff Stein about Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick’s first three years in office.   This interview originally aired on the January 8th, 2015 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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