Live, Local, and Commercial-Free
Listen now at 88.1FM in Ithaca, 91.9FM in Watkins Glen, or online at WRFI.org
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.
On March 15, as the New York response to the coronavirus began to take form, we shut the station to all volunteers and the public. With over 80 active volunteers and countless guests, interns, and community members coming through the station on any given day, the risk was just too high to stay fully open. …Read More
So much has happened since I last wrote to you. But, with so many crises facing our communities and the world, WRFI has strived to rise to the occasion. From bolstering our steadfast commitment to local and independent news, to introducing our new Town Hall Meetings, to producing socially-distanced radio from our DJ living rooms,…Read More
Since I was hired in 2014 as WRFI’s first employee, it’s been my honor to serve the station as (more or less) it’s only administrative staff person. We’ve come a long way in that time, but there’s so much more we can become than one part-time employee can realistically manage–especially given the major undertakings before…Read More
Check out the 2019 Fall Marathon premiums!
The 2019 "Ripple Effect" logo pays tribute to our beloved Finger Lakes. Water is life and unites us all. Celebrate community radio and our precious lakes with a sweet new tee shirt, tote bag, or camp mug. Make your one-time or recurring donation and let us say thanks by sending you a gift!
Latest from the WRFI News Team
Daily features and interviews from our community
Results from COVID-19 tests conducted among Ithaca City School District members show that all students tested negative for the virus, and one teacher tested positive. The testing of both students and school staff was put in place to ensure maximum safety as in person learning starts, according to the Ithaca Voice. 615 COVID-19 tests were…Read More
A recent study out of Cornell shows that over a third of the misinformation surrounding the coronavirus pandemic has been fueled by President Trump. The study published last week analyzed 38 million articles from news organizations from all over the world, that publish their works in English. Researchers with the Cornell Alliance for Science studied…Read More
Northeast Pizza and the Scale House Brewpub at the small mall in Lansing has closed its doors for business. Luke Fazzary, son of the restaurant’s founder, Stephen Fazzary, has decided not to continue operating the eatery and brewery. Stephen Fazzary managed the Lansing business until he passed away earlier this year. His son found it…Read More
Hundreds of accepted Ithaca College students and returning students have decided not to come back to the school for the fall 2020 semester, which is all-online. According to the Ithacan, students cited various reasons for not returning, including not wanting to pay full tuition for all online classes, and health and safety concerns because of…Read More
The Ithaca City School District will be testing more than 1200 students for COVID-19 this week, with help of the local coronavirus testing center. Cornell and Cayuga Health Systems have provided $160,000 worth of funding to the Ithaca City School District in order for students to be tested before in person classes start Oct. 5.…Read More
In this episode of Teresa Alt’s Inquiring Socialist, she speaks with Attorney Bill Nible, who works for legal services of Central New York in Binghamton to represent low income tenants. He is also a pro bono volunteer with Ithaca Tenants Union, which is an organization that protects tenants and provides free legal advice. WRFI News…Read More