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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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June 29, 2022 Daily Headlines

By Devon Jezek | June 29, 2022

The Community Health Services Immunizations Clinic returns to Ithaca on July 8th. The program provides all immunizations recommended by the CDC for uninsured and underinsured adults and children. The clinic will be open on Fridays, and an appointment is required. To schedule an appointment, call 607-274-6604. To determine whether you or your child qualify for…

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June 28, 2022 Daily Headlines

By Griffin Frechette | June 28, 2022

Wegmans announced Monday that it would be recalling Vidalia onions sold at certain locations due to potential listeria. The Ithaca Wegmans is one of three locations in New York affected by the recall. According to My Twin Tiers, the potentially impacted products were sold between June 23rd and June 24th with the 4-digit PLU codes…

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June 27, 2022 Daily Headlines

By Devon Jezek | June 27, 2022

The New York State Police department is warning the public not to share personal information with callers claiming to be state troopers. According to police, the scammers are telling New Yorkers that there is a legal case against them, and asking for personal information. The phone number used for the calls appears as a New…

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June 24, 2022 Daily Headlines

By Devon Jezek | June 24, 2022

The Supreme Court overturned New York’s concealed carry law in a six to three vote yesterday morning. ABC 7 said the justices ruled that requiring people to demonstrate a need to carry a gun in public violated the Second Amendment. The ruling will have implications for gun restrictions across the country. Here in New York,…

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June 23, 2022 Daily Headlines

By Devon Jezek | June 22, 2022

The Tompkins County Health Department says local pediatricians are preparing to administer COVID vaccines to children at least six months old, now that they have been approved by the FDA The Pfizer vaccine is available for children ages six months to four years old, and the Moderna vaccine is available for children ages six months…

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June 22, 2022 Daily Headlines

By Griffin Frechette | June 22, 2022

Construction finished yesterday on a new affordable and supportive housing building in Ithaca. According to the Governor’s website, the building – West End Heights – is part of her plan to “make housing more affordable, equitable, and stable.” The project includes 60 new units, 38 of which are reserved for those who need supportive care.…

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