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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. 

Mother Jones at the Izzy Awards on 4/17

By katrina

Tune in to WRFI at 7:30pm on Wednesday, 4/17, for a special live broadcast of the 2013 Izzy Awards from Ithaca College’s Park Center for Independent Media.  This year’s winner is nonprofit news organization Mother Jones.  Mother Jones Washington bureau chief David Corn, publisher Steve Katz, and environmental reporter Kate Sheppard (IC Park School of Communications alumna)…

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A big thank you to our supporters

By katrina

WRFI Community Radio is on the air thanks to the support of our listeners, like Anne Posel, Nancy Norton, Susan Smith, Brian Bartholomew and Louise Yavelow, who gave in honor of our very own Morning Show!  To learn how you can join them in keeping our local independent community radio station on the air, go…

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Hello world indeed!

By katrina

Welcome to the new WRFI Community Radio website.  You can see our schedule and listen live to our online stream (click Listen in the menu).  In the next weeks and months we’ll be adding more information to the site, as well as adding new local shows to our program schedule, so check back in often.…

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Latest from the WRFI News Team

Daily features and interviews from our community

May 17th, 2022 Daily Headlines

By George Christopher | May 17, 2022

Yesterday, “Special Master” Jonathan Cervas released a draft of the State’s new congressional districts. The map would create 21 districts where  President Biden won the popular vote in 2020, and 5 where former President Trump did. According to Politico the map is expected to be finalized by this Friday. The originally proposed map would have…

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May 16th, 2022 Daily Headlines

By George Christopher | May 16, 2022

Tompkins County Public Health Director and Mental Health Commissioner Frank Kruppa is warning of fentanyl in street drugs. According to the Ithaca Voice, Kruppa said Fentanyl is “in all street drugs”  including marijuana and that users should “assume” the drug’s presence. Fentanyl is about 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine…

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May 13th, 2022 Daily Headlines

By George Christopher | May 13, 2022

The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office is launching an unarmed response pilot program as part of the county’s reimagining public safety plan. The program will use unarmed sheriff’s clerks to respond to certain non-emergency calls.. The sheriff’s office says the program will free up time for deputies to respond to emergency calls, conduct investigations, and build…

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Interview: Congressional Candidate Josh Riley (2022-05-12)

By Felix Teitelbaum | May 12, 2022

Josh Riley is an attorney and a candidate for Congress. WRFI’s George Christopher interviewed him on May 12, 2022. Transcription to follow. Back to all candidates.   WRFI News Theme music: Alex Reed. Photo: provided.

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May 12th, 2022 Daily Headlines

By George Christopher | May 12, 2022

According to the New York Times, on Tuesday a federal judge delayed New York’s congressional and state senate primaries until August 23. The move will allow time to redrawn district maps.  On Wednesday Steuben County Supreme Court Judge Patrick McAllister issued orders setting rules for the primary. Candidates who were already qualified will not need…

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Interview: NY State Senate Candidate Lea Webb (2022-05-11)

By Felix Teitelbaum | May 11, 2022

Lea Webb is a former Binghamton City Councilmember and a candidate for New York State Senate. WRFI’s Fred Balfour interviewed her on May 11, 2022. Transcript to follow. Back to all candidates. WRFI News Theme music: Alex Reed. Photo: provided.

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