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. Then hang with your favorite DJ’s for Doin’ It In the Park!, an Ithaca Festival Dance Party.
And, if you’re a fan of Roller Derby, you can find WRFI broadcasting the Ithaca League of Women Rollers Intraleague Showdown, Tropic Thunder vs Frozen Fury. Listen live at 6:00 PM from the Cass Park Rink.
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 transmitter and WSKG who provided other essential doodads as well as Linear Research Associates who lent important testing equipment for the operation. Community members Terry Kelleher, Mark Saia and Dave Fulton deserve special mention as do WRFI volunteers Joseph Haefeli and Bob Fitzsimmons, board members Nicholas Hill and Jonathan Young and general manager Felix Teitelbaum.