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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

June 20, 2022 Daily Headlines

By Griffin Frechette | June 20, 2022

Progressive activist and New York Lt. Governor candidate Ana Maria Archila made a stop in Ithaca on Friday to drum up support for her campaign. According to the Ithaca Voice, Archila had success in picking up endorsements from Ithaca’s Solidarity Slate, a key grouping of progressive Common Council members. The New York Lt. Governor is…

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June 17, 2022 Daily Headlines

By Devon Jezek | June 17, 2022

In observance of Juneteenth, the TCAT will run on a reduced service on Monday, June 20th. Though Juneteenth is on the 19th, most employers also observe the holiday on the 20th. Instead of operating on a typical weekday schedule on Monday, TCAT will operate on Sunday’s schedule, which ends earlier in the day and has…

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June 16, 2022 Headlines

By Felix Teitelbaum | June 16, 2022

From June 26th to July 3rd, Ithaca is hosting its first ever PRIDE Week. According to Tompkins Weekly, community members and visitors are welcome to join the festivities, which will include LQBTQIA+ performances, vendors, drag shows, HIV testing, a walking tour, and more. The Downtown Ithaca Alliance is organizing the event, and it’s the city’s…

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June 15, 2022 Daily Headlines

By Devon Jezek | June 15, 2022

Last Saturday, activists formed a picket line at the Starbucks located off of the Commons to draw attention to their frustration with the company and its decision to close the College Avenue location. According to The Ithaca Voice, supporters marched in front of the cafe for several hours in response to Starbucks management not guaranteeing…

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June 14, 2022 Daily Headlines

By Griffin Frechette | June 14, 2022

The Tompkins County Health Department will be hosting a COVID-19 Moderna booster clinic in collaboration with Southside Community Center’s Juneteenth Celebration. The clinic will be held this Sunday, June 19th at the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Commons from 2-4pm. . The booster is available to those who have not been boosted yet and those…

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June 13, 2022 Daily Headlines

By Devon Jezek | June 13, 2022

Last Thursday, parents, students, and staff at Ithaca High School were alerted by Principle Jason Trumble that the school was safe after a student made a threat during second period. According to, Trumble told the community that the situation was handled immediately, and the school informed authorities. The incident took place just a week…

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