Richmond Independent Radio

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Click here to donate , and thank you for supporting our 2014 Fall Fund Drive!

$50 Member Level

• A WRIR T-shirt for Fall 2014 Fund Drive
• A WRIR Bumper Sticker
• WRIR schedule

A unique design for your collection of WRIR shirts and a great way for new donors to start their collection.

$50 one time donation or $9 per month for six months.

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$150 Community Level

• A WRIR Festival Travel Blanket
• WRIR T-Shirt
• A WRIR Bumper Sticker
• WRIR schedule

Flannel blanket has a protective cover on the other side. The blanket folds into a bag which is perfect for taking to music festivals and outdoor parties.

$150 one time donation or $25 per month for six months

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• Membership for one year at The Valentine
• A WRIR Festival Travel Blanket
• WRIR T-Shirt
• A WRIR Bumper Sticker
• WRIR schedule

The Valentine has been collecting, preserving and interpreting Richmond’s 400-year history for over a century. An annual membership offers Free admission to the Valentine, free parking, discounted walking and bus tours, discount at Sally Bell's Kitchen and complimentary guest passes.

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WRIR airs underrepresented news and views in order to provide a platform for cultural diversity in Richmond.

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Activate! Oct 22 - Oct 29: Fund Drive edition

Tonight at 7pm, I'll try to showcase what makes WRIR so crucial to RVA - local music, local shows, and live rock 'n roll from local band Red Money! The show will include a preview of the Monster Mashquerade as well as several free ticket opportunities for donors. Don't forget you can make your contribution by calling 804-622-9747 or by clicking "Donate" at the top right. Thank you!

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Click on "read more" for the show listings / playlist. Click here for the podcast:


Posted 10/22/14 at 4:50 pm by Mike Rutz | 0 comments

The Lotus Land Show - Fall Fund Drive DONATE!

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Hello wonderful people of the Lotus Land. WRIR is in the middle of its Fall Fund Drive so I am coming to you with favor to ask. Please consider making a donation to keep this amazing station on the air. This will ensure that the Lotus Land will come to you on weekly basis and we can all take great little trips together to the nether for at least two hours a week. I'll thank you in advance. THANK YOU! Click on over to or call 804 622 9747 and make you donation TODAY.


Posted 10/22/14 at 3:56 pm by Michael Miracle | 0 comments

Wednesday Morning Breakfast Blend   What Is This Thing Called Love?


Posted 10/22/14 at 4:14 am by George | 0 comments

dog germs 10/22/14 edition

after over two weeks of no new music for dog germs, tonight's/this morning's show will be bombarded with tons of new music...i'm pretty sure we won't get through all of it tonight as every song will be brand new except for the first six which will be "dig it" (the shows unofficial theme!) and music by bands playing live within the next week: the damned, t.s.o.l., the cemetery boys, asylum xiii, and draco rob!

...and also keep in mind, wrir needs your donations to keep this amazing independent radio station going and this killer radio show on the air! donations can be on this website by simply clicking the "donate" button!

upcoming shows:

the cemetery boys, asylum xiii, draco rob on oct. 23rd @ riffhouse pub, chesapeake, va
the damned and t.s.o.l.
on oct. 26th @ black cat, washington, d.c.
heretics in the lab and pain in the yeahs on oct. 30th @ the iguana, norfolk, va
sam hain on oct. 31st @ howard theater, washington, d.c.
assemblage 23 on oct. 31 @ empire, springfield, va
the glitch mob, the m machne, chrome sparks on nov. 2 @ echostage, washington, d.c.
echoes of solitude, fallout of fear, proceed the eye, automated messiah on nov. 7th @ taphouse, norfolk, va
stoneburner and the rain within on nov. 7th @ fallout, richmond, va
johnny marr on nov. 9 @ 9:30 club, washington, d.c.
the birthday massacre on nov. 15 @ empire, springfield, va

click "read more" to see the playlist!

miss this show and all it has to offer?  give yourself the podcast!

...and be sure to like us on facebook!

thank you for your donation!  and thank you for your continued listening of dog germs!

have an awesome week!


Posted 10/21/14 at 11:57 pm by Tommy Atrien | 0 comments

Benjamin Shepherd (podcast available!)


So excited to have Mr. Benjamin Shepherd in the studio with me playing live!






Posted 10/21/14 at 9:17 pm by enzo | 1 comments


OK folks,
It's time to step up and donate to the fund drive. I neeeeeeed you.


Posted 10/21/14 at 8:06 pm by Will | 0 comments

2014 Fall Fund Drive, the Slack Variations

On air for our first show of the 2014 Fund Drive! Donate now!

Thanks to the Slack Family for picking some great tunes!

What are you doing? Donate now!



Posted 10/21/14 at 7:19 pm by Josh Bearman | 2 comments

Wide Ear Folk

Norman and the Clackwells live on Wide Ear Folk 5-7, tune in and give us all the noola you can! Support community radio!


Posted 10/21/14 at 3:38 pm by Eric Walters | 1 comments

Blending (It’s What I Want)


Posted 10/21/14 at 4:55 am by annagolden | 0 comments

episode-209 “the creepy side of love show”


Posted 10/21/14 at 12:07 am by Charlie | 0 comments

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