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CANCELLED: Your Voice Here: WRFI Spring Orientation and Training

By Felix

UPDATE: ALL TRAININGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE CURRENT HEALTH CRISIS. THANKS FOR YOUR OVERWHELMING INTEREST! STAY TUNED FOR YOUR NEXT OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN TO MAKE GREAT LOCAL RADIO! Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a DJ? Or maybe you’d like to try your hand at community journalism. Got…

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Swag Shop – Buy Classic WRFI Stuff!

By Felix

Holy cow! You can now buy older WRFI swag at steep discounts! These items were made for previous years’ fundraisers and we have just a few odds and ends left. Get ’em while they’re hot!

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Take a Sneak Peek at our 2019 Swag !

By Felix

2019 Fall Premium Preview: Ripple Effect Our waterways will always define our area—more than hotel and luxury housing development, more than traffic jams, more than politics or the culture wars. 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…

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2019 Marathon Swag

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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!

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Local Activists Establish Mutual Aid Tompkins [AUDIO]

By Esther Racoosin | March 23, 2020

Juliana Garcia and Josh Dolan, two of the organizers of the Tompkins COVID-19 Mutual Aid Response Facebook Group, discuss what they and other activists are doing to assist local residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. They describe components of the Facebook Group and encourage folks to join whether they need assistance or would like to provide…

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Coronavirus Update, March 20, 2020

By Michayla Savitt | March 20, 2020

A new executive order dubbed “New York State on PAUSE” by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will make sweeping changes effective Sunday at 8pm.  The New York Times reports that gatherings of any size deemed “Nonessential” are banned. 100% of the workforce must stay home, excluding essential services. The state classified essential businesses as the…

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Coronavirus Update, March 19, 2020

By Michayla Savitt | March 19, 2020

There are no new confirmed cases of coronavirus, or COVID-19 in Tompkins county, so the total number of cases stands at 6. However, 224 test results are currently pending. New York State has reached over 4,000 total cases, according to the state Health Department. This comes as over 7,500 New Yorkers were tested for COVID-19…

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Coronavirus Update, March 18, 2020

By Michayla Savitt | March 18, 2020

As of the time of broadcast (6PM) there are 6 confirmed cases of coronavirus, or COVID-19 in  Tompkins county. There are zero confirmed cases in Schuyler County. New York State has reached over 2300 total cases, according to the state Health Department. Governor Cuomo will issue an Executive Order directing non-essential businesses to implement work…

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Ithaca Attorney Sujata Gibson discusses her candidacy for NY Assembly 125th District [AUDIO]

By Michayla Savitt | March 17, 2020

Barbara Lifton, Assemblywoman for Ithaca and the 125th district announced on Friday January 31st that she will not be seeking re-election for a tenth term. Ithaca Attorney Sujata Gibson is one of seven democrats who have thrown their hat into the ring to take Lifton’s seat. Gibson joined WRFI News Director Michayla Savitt on Your…

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Coronavirus Update, March 17, 2020

By Michayla Savitt | March 17, 2020

It was announced today that Ithaca College will be switching to remote instruction through the end of the semester, according to a message from President Shirley Collado. The school had planned to originally start up classes again on Monday, April 6th. Additionally, Ithaca College has set August 1st as the new target date for commencement.…

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