Live, Local, and Commercial-Free

Listen now at 88.1FM in Ithaca, 91.9FM in Watkins Glen, or online at WRFI.org

Now Playing

Reload page to refresh.

Archive Player

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. 

2022 WRFI Candidate Interviews AUDIO, TRANSCRIPTIONS

By Corinne Shanahan

New York’s redistricting process remains unresolved. But you can still tune in for WRFI’s live interviews with candidates in the primaries for what may be New York’s 22nd US Congressional District and the 53rd NYS Senate District Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 6pm. Hosted by Fred Balfour and George Christopher. Interview Schedule Expand The interviews…

Read More

WRFI and Ithaca Voice to jointly cover Good-Cause evictions in March 29th Community Conversation call-in show

By Corinne Shanahan

As part of our ongoing efforts to engage the community in important local issues, WRFI and the Ithaca voice are working together to provide coverage on recent Good-Cause evictions legislation and the surrounding conversation. Should laws be passed to establish a tenant’s right to an automatic lease renewal? Good-cause eviction laws are being considered at…

Read More

“Steppin’ Into My Shoes” Radio Play with the Civic Ensemble – September 11, 18, and 25, 2021

By Felix Teitelbaum

The in-person listening party and talkback at the Cherry ArtSpace was on September 25 and it was a beautful experience. Based on the oral history interviews that members conducted in Fall 2020, the play was produced  exploring themes of family, harm reduction, and hopes and dreams of those who have experienced incarceration. Aiming to disrupt…

Read More

Latest from the WRFI News Team

Daily features and interviews from our community

Debating tax breaks for a local developer – December 4th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | December 4, 2014

Cory Cochrane and Samuel Whitehead speak with the Ithaca Voice’s Jeff Stein about the community’s response to a local developer’s request for a tax abatement.   This interview originally aired on the December 4th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

Read More

Evaluating charter schools – December 3rd, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | December 3, 2014

Aryeal Jackson talks with Tina Nilsen-Hodges, Principal of New Roots Charter School, about what the school’s recent graduation rates say about the school’s performance and the kind of education it offers.   This interview originally aired on the December 3rd, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

Read More

Managing Tompkins County’s waste – December 2nd, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | December 2, 2014

Lori Sonken and Nicholas Katz talk with Tompkins County Solid Waste Manager Barb Eckstrom about the county’s solid waste management program and how it’s changed in the 25 years she’s worked there.   This interview originally aired on the December 2nd, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

Read More

Developing Ithaca’s industrial past – November 24th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | November 24, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with the Ithaca Times’ Michael Nocella about how the industrial legacy of the Emerson Power Transmission plant on Ithaca’s South Hill is impacting the progress of a mixed-use residential development planned for the site.   This interview originally aired on the November 24th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

Read More

Putting cameras on the IPD – November 20th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | November 20, 2014

Samuel Whitehead speaks with the Ithaca Voice’s Jeff Stein about recent updates on one part of Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick’s Plan for Excellence in Policing.   This interview originally aired on the November 20th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

Read More

Caring for Ithaca’s wintry roads – November 18th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | November 18, 2014

Felix Teitelbaum talks to Ithaca’s Assistant Superintendent of Streets & Facilities Ray Benjamin about what it takes to maintains the City of Ithaca’s streets in winter.   This interview originally aired on the November 18th, 2014 broadcast of WRFI Community Radio News.

Read More