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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. 

Remix our Flying Fish! Submissions due September 7th

By Eve Chaneles

Hey Artists! WRFI is looking for your unique, bold, simple take on our “Flying Fish” graphic to help rep the station online, in-print, or who knows..? • No need to include station numbers/text beyond “WRFI” • Your signature or handle is welcome in your design • Submit your design by emailing it to by…

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Creatives on WRFI: Jeb Puryear on the 30th Annual Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival

By Felix Teitelbaum

Felix Teitelbaum interviews Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival co-founder Jeb Puryear on July 11, 2022 ahead of the festival’s 30th annual kick off at the Trumansburg Fairgrounds.

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Creatives on WRFI: Cabaret at the Hangar Theatre

By Felix Teitelbaum

Stevie Eve Chaneles speaks with cast members of the Hangar Theatre’s production of Cabaret.

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Daily features and interviews from our community

July 26, 2022 Daily Headlines

By Griffin Frechette | July 26, 2022

Early Saturday the Ithaca Fire Department responded to a fire in Cornell’s Vet Research Tower and successfully suppressed the fire. According to the Ithaca Voice, the fire may have compromised hazardous materials and the crew was decontaminated. There were no injuries. The NYS office of fire prevention and the IFD are currently investigating possible causes…

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July 25, 2022 Daily Headlines

By Devon Jezek | July 25, 2022

On Sunday, the World Health Organization declared monkeypox a global health emergency. The classification is the highest alert the WHO can declare. According to the BBC, the WHO declared an emergency due to the outbreak and rapid spreading worldwide. As of Saturday, 16,000 positive cases and 5 deaths have been reported from 75 countries. Symptoms…

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July 22, 2022 Daily Headlines

By Griffin Frechette | July 22, 2022

Construction is complete on the replacement of the Route 34B bridge in Lansing. According to the Governor’s website, the new bridge replaces the old structure which was built in 1930. The $18.4 million project includes a new steel frame and expanded eight-foot shoulders to better accommodate stopped vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists. State Route 34B follows…

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July 21, 2022 Daily Headlines

By Devon Jezek | July 21, 2022

The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Tompkins County yesterday morning. The advisory was in effect on Wednesday from 11 am to 8 pm. With the anticipated temperature increase throughout the state, the Department of Health has provided a list of free cooling centers, including multiple areas in Ithaca. The Appel Commons Community…

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July 20, 2022 Daily Headlines

By Griffin Frechette | July 20, 2022

On Monday, the Town of Ithaca launched its new OpenGov portal. According to the Ithaca Voice, the portal allows for residents to initiate and track different types of requests to various departments, like zoning and public works. The website also lets applicants interact with these departments outside of normal business hours.  — The Tompkins County…

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July 19, 2022 Daily Headlines

By Devon Jezek | July 19, 2022

TCAT is reducing its bus services due to labor and equipment shortages. The company is proposing reducing services by 20% from August 21st through January 21st. Routes proposed to be reduced include routes 11, 13, 20, 82, 90, and 92. On Monday, August 15th, a virtual public hearing will be held for public input from…

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