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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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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 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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Daily features and interviews from our community

From parking lots to “hip” hotels – November 13th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | November 13, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with the Ithaca Times’ Michael Nocella about how Ithaca’s transfer of one of its parking lots essentially gives a developer the go-ahead to build new “hip” hotel in the city.   This conversation originally aired on the November 13th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Generally managing WRFI – October 31st, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | October 31, 2014

Samuel Whitehead speaks with WRFI’s new general manager Felix Teitelbaum about how he first got interested in community radio and how he hopes to help the station grow.   This interview originally aired on the October 31st, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Preserving land with natural burial – October 2nd, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | October 2, 2014

Among the rolling the hills of Newfield sits the Greensprings Natural Cemetery Preserve. Greensprings is a green–or natural–cemetery, which means they work to make sure a burial has as little negative environmental impact as possible. But Greensprings is also a nature preserve–by burying people in select portions of their hundred acres, they’re working to ensure…

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How a single burglary changed J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI – September 30th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | September 30, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with former Washington Post reporter Betty Medsger about her book The Burglary, which tells the story of the theft of secret documents from an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania and how the information found in those documents changed the face of the FBI.   This interview originally aired on the September 30th, 2014 edition of…

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Revving up Ithaca’s startup incubator – September 25th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | September 25, 2014

Earlier this week, Rev: Ithaca Startup Works opened its doors. Rev is a joint-effort of Cornell University, Ithaca College, and Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3), and everyone involved says the incubator will help boost the local economy by supporting up-and-coming entrepreneurs. To get a better sense of how Rev might make this happen, Producer Samuel…

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A compostable vision of waste management in Tompkins County – September 22nd, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | September 22, 2014

Samuel Whitehead speaks with Tompkins County Solid Waste Manager Barbara Eckstrom about Tompkins County Solid Waste’s growing composting program.   This interview originally aired on the September 22nd, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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