Shh! Summer Quiet Drive is here!

by admin on July 5, 2015

WRFI Community Radio is raising money as part of our “Summer Quiet Drive” fundraiser. There won’t be any disruption to the programming you enjoy. Don’t worry about calling in to pledge, simply click here to donate online. If you prefer to send us a check, you’ll find our address there as well.

The station is completely operated by over 100 volunteers. WRFI has only one paid employee.
The station receives no money from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting or other federal sources. We are listener-supported community radio.

There are still a handful of days left in our “Summer Quiet Drive”. On 7/13 the fundraiser will tiptoe out carrying its shoes.

shirtSupporters who contribute $60 annually or more are eligible to receive a WRFI “listening party” t-shirt. Here’s a peek! To get your shirt this summer, make your donation (and give us your t-shirt size) by July 31.


On July 10th, Emma Rizzo and Faith Meckley sat down for a live, in-studio interview with Andrew Kosinuk, the college’s crime prevention and community events liaison. Kosinuk is coordinator of the Rape Aggression Defense Program being offered at Ithaca College to teach self-defense to those who identify as female.

You can listen to the full interview here:


Preventing rape and other forms of sexual assault at colleges has become a hot topic, especially since the Obama administration launched the “It’s On Us” campaign in September of 2014, which the White House describes as “an awareness campaign to help put an end to sexual assault on college campuses.”

In December of 2014, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that all SUNY schools adopted a uniform sexual assault policy for all campuses. The policy defined consent as an affirmative, voluntary agreement between all participants.

“Consent is active, not passive,” the policy says. “Silence or lack of resistance cannot be interpreted as consent.”

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WRFI @ Ithacafest

May 27, 2015
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Come and get to know your community radio station at the Ithaca Festival, May 28 through 31! On Thursday evening, the WRFI Community Radio News Team will be broadcasting live from the Ithaca Festival Parade. You can also stop by our booth and catch a show on the WRFI Stage in Dewitt park on Saturday. […]

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Why [WERE] we silent?

May 17, 2015

At about 9:15 on Saturday night, our WRFI transmitter failed completely. It looks like the power supply got fried, probably by lightning.  More than a dozen volunteers worked like crazy yesterday to make repairs and we were back on the air by 7:30 Sunday night. Special thanks are due to fellow broadcasters WVBR who lent us a backup […]

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And still more thanks to share…

April 15, 2015

We are proud to recognize some of the supporters who have given to WRFI this  past season, like Dan Cogan, Stephen Cope, Laurie Rubin, Ellen Baer, Charles Dunaway, Bill Carini & Chrys Gardener, Susan Kaplan, Jon Bosak, Della Herden and Seymour Smidt who gave in memory of Rita Smidt. Please visit our Support page to learn how to […]

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More Thanks to Share

March 30, 2015

We are grateful for donations received this past winter from our fantastic listeners and supporters, like Robert Silsbee, Jan & Ken Zeserson, Randy & Terry Marcus, Carol & Tony Henderson, Sabrina Johnston, Paul Davis & Catherine McCarthy, Nerissa Russell, Nicholas & Alexandra Hill, Deawn Hersini, and a gift made in memory of Stu Stein.  Please […]

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WRFI Community Radio Training Series

March 15, 2015

Interested in Community Radio? Citizen Journalism? Check out the WRFI Community Radio Training Series! On the last Sunday of the month, volunteers at WRFI Community Radio host trainings ranging from journalism to running a music show. Past workshops have included radio voice training, news script writing, and audio production. These trainings serve the WRFI volunteer […]

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Audio workshop imminent!

February 19, 2015

The ‘Audio Alchemy Workshop’ conducted by Jonathan Miller is this Sunday, February 22nd. There is still time to register- get the details here.

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