radio for the rest of us
WRIR 97.3 FM is unveiling a new weekday schedule of national news and talk programming, effective July 1. The revamped program schedule was prompted by National Public Radio’s recent announcent regarding the cancellation of their popular, long-running radio news magazine, Talk of the Nation. “Talk of the Nation was one of our flagship shows. The fact that Talk of the Nation did not air in Richmond was one of the motivating factors behind WRIR’s inception in 2005,“ said Josh Bearman, WRIR’s volunteer national news manager.
“While Talk of the Nation’s cancellation saddens us, it also presented WRIR with an opportunity to reformulate our news programming to better serve our listenership and meet our mission of presenting underrepresented news and views to Richmond.”, said Bearman. “We are moving away from the more commonly heard radio programs that are widely available throughout Virginia and the US, and have been scouring the airwaves for novel voices heretofore unheard in this region. We believe we’ve found those voices, and hope Richmond will love them as much as we do.”
WRIR will listen carefully to all listener feedback regarding the new programming and considers this schedule of new daytime news and talk programming a work in progress, as new shows find their footing in the Richmond market. WRIR encourages listeners to take part in the review process by emailing WRIR at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WRIR-LP 97.3 FM airs unrepresented music, news and views in order to provide a platform for cultural diversity in Richmond.
Techno and jazz. World music and punk. Soul and folk and straight-up rock ’n’ roll. All types of music have a home at WRIR, and all of our music programs are created by volunteer DJs and aired live.
new music: Haim , Haunted Head, Mark Egan
local exposure: Flora flora 2009 ep nature hikes
Posted 6/18/13 at 2:33 am by Charlie | 0 comments
We're going to rock pretty hard early and then head in a bunch of different directions - it's a free for all. Keep it tuned here and turn it up loud.
Posted 6/17/13 at 9:57 pm by Scott Ilnicky | 2 comments
.....to miss New Orleans?
Well, here's some great music so you don't have to! Thanks for listening and for your support of WRIR. Let's head on down to the Crescent City now ....
Posted 6/17/13 at 8:22 pm by Bill Thomson | 0 comments
Posted 6/17/13 at 5:57 pm by Lee | 1 comments
Posted 6/17/13 at 1:31 pm by Garry Morse | 0 comments
What better way to start your week than by winning two tickets to see Sigur Ros?
Tune in to to the Breakfast Blend to GET LUCKY like Daft Punk or Beats Antique, whicever you prefer.
Posted 6/17/13 at 5:00 am by Jaime | 0 comments
Spinning the Biggest Baddest Texas jams tonight, having just visited that oh so liberal capital of the Lone Star State.
Stick around cuz I've lined up all sorts of other goodies, including a very special birthday set dedicated to mi madre.
Keep it weird, keep it wired, and keep it locked here on 97.3!
Posted 6/17/13 at 2:07 am by DJ Lylas | 0 comments
"Father of time, father of…"…oh forget it…
Let's go to work…and set the Wayback Machine rolling for a bit…
Posted 6/16/13 at 11:23 pm by mr. atavist | 1 comments
Posted 6/16/13 at 8:03 pm by Bill Farrar | 0 comments
Hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday evening.
Enzo here sitting in for Carlito.
May I play you some world class grooves to further enjoy this beautiful evening?
click "READ MORE" then grab your passport
Posted 6/16/13 at 5:26 pm by enzo | 0 comments