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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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Latest from the WRFI News Team

Daily features and interviews from our community

July 8, 2022 Daily Headlines

By Griffin Frechette | July 8, 2022

The June 28th gubernatorial primary saw a steep decline in voter turnout numbers for Tompkins County. According to the Ithaca Voice, only around 5,700 people voted in the 2022 primary compared to 2018 when nearly 11,300 voted, a dropoff of almost 50%. In Ithaca’s Fourth Ward which encompasses Collegetown and parts of East Hill, only…

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July 7, 2022 Daily Headlines

By Devon Jezek | July 7, 2022

The Tompkins County Health Department is warning the community about monkeypox. Monkeypox spreads through skin-to-skin contact or prolonged close contact with an infected person. Though there are no cases in the county, 86 cases have occurred across the state. In a press release, county Public Health Director, Frank Kruppa said the agency is working “to…

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July 6, 2022 Daily Headlines

By Griffin Frechette | July 6, 2022

Eight Artists in conjunction with the Community Unity Music Education Project have received a major grant from Creatives Rebuild New York’s Artist Employment Program. The artists are, Fe Nunn, Resana Malone, Harry Smith, Cyepress Rite, Nicole Bethany Onwuka, Annemarie Zwack, Maryam Adib, and Daraisi Marte. The grant totals more than 1 million dollars over two…

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July 4, 2022 Daily Headlines

By Griffin Frechette | July 4, 2022

On Friday, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation refused to renew the air permits of Greenidge Generation, a power plant and major crypto mining facility. According to the Ithaca Voice, the DEC found that the Seneca Lake plant was directing most of its resources to cryptomining that utilizes proof-of-work authentication, which is highly…

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July 1, 2022 Daily Headlines

By Griffin Frechette | July 1, 2022

Ithaca Police are looking for information about a robbery that took place at the K&H Redemption Center on Tuesday. According to the Ithaca Voice, someone saw a man wearing a mask fleeing the scene after the break-in. If anyone witnessed anything or has any information, they are encouraged to contact the IPD by calling  (607)…

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June 30, 2022 Daily Headlines

By Griffin Frechette | June 30, 2022

Schuyler County has received over $22,000 from the Federal Government’s ‘Payments in Lieu of Taxes’ program (PILT) to spend on vital county services. According to Schuyler County Attorney Steven Getman in a press release, “PILT seeks to compensate local governments for the inability to collect property taxes on federally owned land.” This was the highest…

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