Community Radio WRFI | 88.1 FM Ithaca, 91.9 FM Watkins Glen

Broadcasting Worldwide

Listen now at 88.1FM in Ithaca, 91.9FM in Watkins Glen
Streaming online >> and available at Radio Free America

Station News and Events

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

2018 Marathon Swag

Check out the 2018 Fall Marathon premiums!

Your contribution today will help to sustain all of the efforts that keep WRFI up and running 24/7 for the Ithaca and Watkins Glen area. T-Shirts are available for sustaining members who contribute $60 or more ($5 /month). Thank you!

Contact Us, We're Listening:
607-319-5445
Or send a message. It’s easy.

Always commercial free, community radio, by the people for the people.

Always commercial free, community radio, by the people for the people.

Latest from the WRFI News Team

Daily features and interviews from our community

Local peace activist Mary Anne Grady Flores Sentencing – July 11th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | July 11, 2014

Local activist Mary Anne Grady Flores was sentenced to one year in jail for for violating an order of protection requiring her to stay away from Colonel Earl Evans, a man she never met until her trial this past January. An Ithaca resident, Grady Flores was also ordered to pay $1,255 in court fines. The…

Read More

Ithaca’s Common Council OKs PUDs – July 10th, 2014

By admin | July 10, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with the Ithaca Times’ Michael Nocella about the Ithaca Common Council’s approval of planned unit developments–otherwise known as PUDs. This conversation originally aired on the July 10th, 2014 interview of WRFI Community Radio News.

Read More

Using citizen science to study the world – July 9th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | July 9, 2014

Lori Sonken talks with Caren Cooper of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology about the citizen science movement and how it draws on observers all over the world. This interview originally aired on the July 9th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio news.

Read More

Revising Ithaca’s snow-season parking rules – July 7th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | July 7, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with Kevin Sutherland, the City of Ithaca’s Chief of Staff, about the city’s effort to update it’s current snow-season parking rules. This interview originally aired on the July 7th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

Read More

Ithaca develops a new comprehensive plan – July 3rd, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | July 3, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with Kirby Edmonds and David Kay of the City of Ithaca’s Comprehensive Plan Committee about their efforts to develop an updated blueprint for the city’s future. This interview originally aired on the July 3rd, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

Read More

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.

Read More