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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

Ithaca Community Gardens grow hope in the face of uncertainty

By WRFI News Staff | May 27, 2014

Nestled between the Ithaca Area Wastewater Treatment Plant, NY State Route 13, and a petroleum sales facility are the Ithaca Community Gardens—the only community gardens in the Ithaca city limits. They’re not in the most idyllic location, but in the over 20 years they’ve leased that land from the city, the gardens have come to appreciate their home. Well, last year, the gardens’…

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A Look Back at Community Action Against the Tompkins County Jail Expansion Project

By WRFI News Staff | May 26, 2014

Producer Maya Cueva covers the progress of community action against the proposed $900,000 expansion of the Tompkins County Jail. This story originally aired on the May 26th edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Ithaca Festival – Danielle Klock – May 22nd, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | May 22, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with Danielle Klock, the Executive Director of the Ithaca Festival, about the festival’s history and what’s in store for this year. This interview originally aired on the May 22nd, 2014 broadcast of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Ithaca Freeskool – Lily Gershon – May 16th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | May 16, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with Lily Gershon about the origins of the Ithaca Freeskool and what’s in store for their upcoming semester. This interview originally aired on the May 16th, 2014 broadcast of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Streets Alive! Ithaca – Tom Knipe – May 1st, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | May 1, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with Tom Knipe about the origins of Streets Alive! Ithaca and what’s in store for this year’s event. This interview originally aired on the May 1st, 2014 broadcast of WRFI Community Radio News.

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“Switched-On: The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer” – Scott Callan and Catherine Duffy – April 24th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | April 24, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with Scott Callan and Catherine Duffy of the History Center in Tompkins County about the exhibit “Switched-On: The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer.” This interview originally aired on the April 24th, 2014 broadcast of WRFI Community Radio News.

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