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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. 

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 Felix

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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WRFI.ORG Levels Up: New Features are LIVE, More to Come

By Felix

Our new audio player is live on the website and is packed with features designed to enhance your online listening experience. The player not only streams our live content, but it also displays the current and next shows, the daily calendar, and other important information from your community radio station. To check it out click…

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Latest from the WRFI News Team

Daily features and interviews from our community

Ayotzinapa disappearances, four months later – January 27, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | January 27, 2015

Cory Cochrane hosts a discussion with Cornell student organizers Kim Cardenas and Tiffany Fotopoulos about the disappearance of 43 students from a teacher training college in Ayotzinapa, Mexico on September 26th, 2014, four months ago. The discussion originally aired on Tuesday, January 27th, 2015.

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Knowing George McGonigal – January 26th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | January 26, 2015

Samuel Whitehead talks with George McGonigal, First Ward Alderperson for the City of Ithaca, about why he got into politics, his thoughts on a pay increase for Common Council members, his take on approach affordable housing in the city, and his hopes for the Chain Works district.   This interview originally aired on the January…

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Talking truck safety (again) – January 22nd, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | January 22, 2015

Samuel Whitehead and Aryeal Jackson talk with the Ithaca Voice‘s Jeff Stein about Ithaca’s continued work to make its streets safe for large trucks.   This interview originally aired on the January 22nd, 2015 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Defending the Crestwood Protestors – January 20th, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | January 20, 2015

Lori Sonken and Aryeal Jackson talk with attorney Sujata Gibson about her work defending the protestors blockading the Crestwood Midstream LPG storage facility near Seneca Lake.   This interview originally aired on the Janaury 20th, 2015 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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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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