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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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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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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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Daily features and interviews from our community

Fighting the hemlock woolly adelgid – January 5th, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | January 5, 2015

Samuel Whitehead speaks with Tim Noon, Natural Resources Specialist with the U.S. Forest Service working in the Finger Lakes National Forest, about the spread of the hemlock woolly adelgid and what the U.S. Forest Service is doing to stop it.   This interview originally aired on the January 5th, 2015 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Ruling on public art – January 1st, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | January 1, 2015

Last summer, a piece of unsanctioned public art appeared outside of Ithaca’s Beverly J Martin Elementary School–a pink fairy spraypainted on the sidewalk. The artists were eventually caught and the case made its way through the city courts. But even though the perpetrators admitted to their acts, the case was recently dropped. To get more…

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Targeting fracking – December 30th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | December 30, 2014

Lori Sonken talks with Toxics Targeting’s Walter Hang about his company’s work to fight fracking in New York State and about what they’ll be working on now that fracking has been banned. This interview originally aired on the December 30th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Changing your name, life – December 29th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | December 29, 2014

When Patrick Timothy Walsh completed part of his spiritual training, he was given a new name: Ravindra. Patrick went by Ravi (which is short for Ravindra) for years without legally changing his name, but, recently, he decided to go through with the legal name change. Just days after it took place, Ravi reflected on how…

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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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