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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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31st Annual labor Day Picnic – September 1st, 2014 – Stewart Park, Ithaca

By WRFI News Staff | September 9, 2014

Here’s our full audio from the 31st Annual labor Day Picnic, Held in Steward Park, Ithaca.  This is the Tompkins County Workers’ Center description of the event – “Over 300 people attended the Tompkins County Workers’ Center and Midstate Central Labor Council’s 31st Annual Labor Day Picnic on Monday, September 1st. The Picnic organizers focused…

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Ithaca City Court Judge Candidate’s Forum – 9/3/2014 – Tompkins County Public Library

By WRFI News Staff | September 8, 2014

Ithaca City Court Judge Candidates Forum at the Tompkins County Public Library.  Sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Tompkins County. Recorded September 3rd, 2014 by Felix Tietelbaum

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Community impacts of the August 9th Incident – September 4th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | September 4, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with the Ithaca Times’ Michael Nocella about the community’s reaction to the August 9th Incident.   This conversation originally aired on the September 4th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Statements from the Three Candidates for Ithaca City Court Judge

By WRFI News Staff | September 1, 2014

On Tuesday, August 26th, there was a forum at GIAC where the Candidates for Ithaca City Court Judge spoke to the community about their qualifications. WRFI’s Lori Sonken asked them why they feel they should be elected to the position.

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Vigil Remembering Keith Shumway, Ithaca resident killed by Ithaca Police on 8/25/2011

By admin | August 29, 2014

On Tuesday, August 26th, more than 40 people gathered at the corner of State Street and Corn street in the parking lot of Diane’s auto repair, to remember the life of Keith Shumway. On August 25th, 2011 Keith Shumway was killed by the Ithaca Police Department after an altercation with an officer. He had a…

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Fighting blood-borne infections using syringe exchanges – August 28th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | August 28, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with John Barry, Executive Director of the Southern Tier AIDS Program, about the group’s syringe exchanges in Tompkins and Broome Counties.   This conversation originally aired on the August 28th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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