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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. 

Pre-Marathon thanks to our great supporters

By katrina

As we gear up for our 2nd annual fundraising marathon, WRFI Community Radio is so pleased to be thanking yet more of our fantastic supporters. We are on the air thanks to the generosity of our listeners, like Martha Ferger, Joyce Kantor, Jessica Brown & Joshua Granger, Larri Richmond and Melissa Blake. To learn how…

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Board of Directors membership changes

By katrina

Ithaca Community Radio’s Board of Directors has had some changes in membership recently. Jim Utz has stepped down from the board, and continues to serve as WRFI’s co-Program Director and Chief Log Operator, and we thank him for his service on the board and for his many significant and ongoing contributions to the station. We…

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More wonderful supporters to thank

By katrina

WRFI Community Radio is on the air thanks to the support of our listeners, like Beth Cohen & George Dillman, Bill Carini & Chrys Gardener, and Sara Hess, who gave in honor of Ann Pitkin.  To learn how you can join them in keeping our local independent community radio station on the air, go to…

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Daily features and interviews from our community

Headlines for September 30th, 2022

By George Christopher | September 30, 2022

On Wednesday, local politicians toured the homeless encampment behind Wal-Mart. According to the Ithaca Voice, the group included Ithaca Common Council member Cynthia Brock, Republican Congressional candidate Marc Molinaro, and Tompkins County legislator Mike Sigler. The group spoke with several residents of the encampments who said theft and drug abuse were their primary concerns. Alderperson…

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Headlines for Thursday, September 29, 2022

By Felix Teitelbaum | September 29, 2022

The Ithaca Voice’s exhaustive coverage of Tuesday’s Ithaca Planning and Development Board meeting details plans reviewed for five new apartment projects, a new fire house, a car wash, and a new building on the Cornell campus.  The housing projects would construct some 423 new housing units. The housing projects reviewed include four proposed by the…

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Headlines for Wednesday, September 28

By Felix Teitelbaum | September 28, 2022

The Ithaca Planning and Economic Development Committee is reviewing two policy proposals dealing with the short term rental (or STR) market in the city. The STR market includes dwellings rented through Airbnb, VRBO, and other platforms. According to the Ithaca Voice the main goals of the draft policies are to help ensure that STRs don’t…

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Headlines for September 27, 2022

By Lucas Santiago | September 27, 2022

Ithaca’s Health and Human Services Committee has begun discussing policies to combat the growing opioid crisis including the creation of a special task force. Other forms of assistance discussed include  providing addiction services and fentanyl testing strips. According to the Ithaca Voice, the committee intends on asking the Chair of the Tompkins County Legislature about…

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Headlines for Monday, September 26, 2022

By Felix Teitelbaum | September 26, 2022

Ithaca’s Planning and Economic Development Committee voted unanimously last week to endorse an application for state funds to revitalize two downtown properties. According to the Ithaca Voice, developer Urban Encore LLC led by local John Guttridge will apply for up to $2 million to renovate two buildings on the 100 block of South Cayuga St.…

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Headlines for September 23 2022

By George Christopher | September 23, 2022

The Tompkins County Legislature has approved a new transportation agreement between TCAT and its three underwriters, the county, the city of Ithaca, and Cornell University. According to the Ithaca Times, the previous agreement was set to expire in early October which would’ve left TCAT unfunded. The new contract will also allow TCAT’s three underwriters to…

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