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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

Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes – Joe Sammons – July 3rd, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | July 3, 2014

Lori Sonken talks with CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes Joe Sammons about the organization’s new clinic in Ithaca and the services they offer from Ithaca to Hornell. This interview originally aired on the July 3rd, 2014 broadcast of WRFI Community Radio News.

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An interview with Ithaca Times reporter Kerri Blakinger–July 1st, 2014

By admin | July 1, 2014

WRFI Producer Katelyn Harrop interviews Ithaca Times reporter Kerri Blakinger on her article, ” ‘No Question it’s Gotten Worse’: A Look Inside Ithaca’s Heroin Epidemic”. This interview originally aired on the July 1st, 2014 broadcast of WRFI Community Radio News.

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The Summer of Quiet Driving is Upon Us

By admin | July 1, 2014

Shhhh….Summer may be heating up, but we’re cooling things down a bit during our Summer Quiet Drive. For the next two weeks, we’re quietly asking you, the listener, to show your support by making a donation to WRFI Community Radio. To make a contribution online, click on the big red DONATE button to the right.…

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Mental Health Services in the wake of local tragedy – June 27th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | June 27, 2014

  Producer Maya Cueva interviews Emily Nowels from The Mental Health Association in Tompkins County on the aftermath of the tragic crash in Simeon’s Restaurant in Ithaca. This interview originally aired on the June 27th edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Finger Lakes Weather – Drew Montreuil – June 26th, 2014

By admin | June 26, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with Drew Montreuil of FL-Weather.com about his work to make weather forecasts for the Finger Lakes more local. This interview originally aired on the June 26th, 2014 broadcast of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Profiling the 21 Boxes Project-Friday, June 20th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | June 20, 2014

  Producer Maya Cueva interviews Whitney Ledesma, an artist part of Ithaca’s 21 Boxes Project. Contribution from Producer Samuel Whitehead and his interviews with members of the Public Arts Commission. This story originally aired on the June 20th edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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