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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

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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Preventing domestic violence by standing up – December 5th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | December 5, 2014

Charles Dunaway speaks with Pete Navratil–a social worker and co-founder of Stand-Up Guys–about some of the causes of domestic violence and how to prevent it.   This interview originally aired on the December 5th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Debating tax breaks for a local developer – December 4th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | December 4, 2014

Cory Cochrane and Samuel Whitehead speak with the Ithaca Voice’s Jeff Stein about the community’s response to a local developer’s request for a tax abatement.   This interview originally aired on the December 4th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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