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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. 

Thanks again to our wonderful supporters

By katrina

WRFI Community Radio is on the air thanks to the support of our listeners, like Hector Abruna, Donald Barber, Curt Dunnam and Jessica Brown & Joshua Granger.  To learn how you can join them in keeping our local independent community radio station on the air, go to our Support page.

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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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Latest from the WRFI News Team

Daily features and interviews from our community

Headlines for August 19, 2022

By Felix Teitelbaum | August 19, 2022

On Wednesday Tompkins Area Consolidated Transit or TCAT confirmed the details of it’s cuts to service which will go into effect on Sunday. Routes affected by the cuts include 82, 11, 13, and 20 which will see some reduction in frequency. More details on the changes to TCAT’s service at their website. The City of…

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Headlines for August 18, 2022

By Felix Teitelbaum | August 18, 2022

Tompkins County continues to bring in more funds than it spends. At its meeting Tuesday the County Legislature heard from Finance Director Rick Snyder that unspent funds have reached $62 million, an increase of $44 million over the past nine years. Much of the increase is due to higher than expected sales tax revenue. In…

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Headlines for August 17, 2022

By Felix Teitelbaum | August 17, 2022

Tompkins Area Consolidated Transit or TCAT will receive more that $8.5 million from the Federal Transit Administration. The funds will be used to expand the operator’s electric vehicle fleet which, since April of 2021, has included seven fully electric buses. The new funds will be used to purchase six more full-sized electric buses and 4…

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Headlines for August 16, 2022

By Felix Teitelbaum | August 16, 2022

New York prisons will no longer allow people to send care packages directly to incarcerated loved ones. According to the Associated Press, the change is part of an effort to keep contraband materials out of prisons. While the new rule will mean prisoners can no longer receive things like homemade cookies, deliveries can still be…

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Headlines for August 15, 2022

By Felix Teitelbaum | August 15, 2022

The Ithaca Farmers Market is now offering online shopping. Orders can be made at ithacamarket.com and pickup can be arranged at Steamboat Landing or at Press Bay Alley. Qualified low-income shoppers can apply for a 60% discount. Early voting in NY started on Saturday. Votes may be cast in the primary races for State Assembly…

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August 5th, 2022 Headlines

By Griffin Frechette | August 5, 2022

Early Wednesday night, the Cayuga Nation Police Department demolished several buildings in Seneca Falls under the direction of Cayuga Nation representative Clint Halftown. Halftown is the federally recognized leader of the Nation, despite having been removed from his position multiple times by the Gayogoho:no Council of Chiefs, the traditionally recognized leadership of the Cayuga Nation.…

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