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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.
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…Read More
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…Read More
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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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Daily features and interviews from our community
On Monday, March 16 from 6-7pm WRFI held a virtual town hall meeting on the air and online. The program, our first ever call public call-in show, saw overwhelming interest from the community. The show broke the internet – or at least maxed out our our web-stream capacity. Luckily, you can listen to the whole…Read More
WRFI’s Michayla Savitt checks in with WRFI DJ Joe Romano of The Joe Show. He resides in the coronavirus containment zone in New Rochelle.Read More
Effective 8PM Monday in New York State, New Jersey, and Connecticut, crowd capacities must be reduced to 50 people, restaurants and bars will be takeout and delivery ONLY, Gyms will close, Movie theaters will close, and Casinos will close. That’s according to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Grocery stores will remain open. In the last…Read More
Cornell University announced that all classes have been suspended for the next three weeks, and that students are strongly encouraged to go home. Virtual instruction for all classes is set to begin on Monday April 6. In the announcement, Cornell University President Martha Pollack provided a number of reasons for the suspension. First, it would…Read More
WRFI’s Roger Smith interviews Ithaca storyteller and poet Jay Leeming, who talks about his career in the arts and why stories are like wild animals. Leeming also gives a sample of his performance style with an excerpt from the ancient Mesopotamian epic of Gilgamesh. Interview first aired on WRFI’s “Your Morning,” March 13, 2020. Jay…Read More
Barbara Lifton – 125th New York Assembly District – held a town hall meeting in Cortlandville in early March to discuss the emerging New York state 2020 budget. She covered many important issues along with proposed budget expenditures as she represented the interests of her constituents in Tompkins and Cortland County. WRFI News Team’s Fred…Read More