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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

Being Santa Claus – December 25th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | December 25, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with Jon Christopher about his Santa Claus origin story and what it’s like to play such a well-known cultural figure. This conversation originally aired on the December 25th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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After the fracking decision – December 23rd, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | December 23, 2014

Lori Sonken talks with Helen Slottje, 2014 Goldman Environmental Prize Winner, about the state of things in the state of New York after the Cuomo administration’s decision not to allow fracking in the state.   This interview originally aired on the December 23rd, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Documenting Ithaca’s early history – December 15th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | December 15, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with Tompkins County Historian Carol Kammen about how some accidentally-discovered documents help tell the story of Ithaca’s early history. Samuel started by asking Carol what we actually know about the early days of Ithaca…   This conversation originally aired on the December 15th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.  

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Accommodating Ithaca’s disabled residents – December 11th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | December 11, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with the Ithaca Times’ Michael Nocella about the how the City of Ithaca fares when it comes to accommodating its disabled residents according to a recent survey and how the city reacted to the findings. This interview originally aired on the December 11th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Getting out the vote – December 10th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | December 10, 2014

Lori Sonken and Aryeal Jackson speak with Leslie Danks Burke of Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes Action about the group’s voter turnout drive in advance of the 2014 elections. This interview originally aired on the December 10th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Greening up the holidays – December 9th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | December 9, 2014

Lori Sonken and Nicholas Katz talk with Anna Kelles of the Green Resource Hub of the Finger Lakes about how to reduce the environmental impacts of celebrating the holidays.   This interview originally aired on the December 9th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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