From our first broadcast in 2005 to this very moment, you give WRIR the power to produce the programs you love. 76% of our funding comes from our listeners. 100% of our programming happens because of our volunteers.

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$50 ($10/month) Member Level: WRIR T-shirt designed in collaboration with Studio Two Three and artist Daniel Torraca
$150 ($25/month) Community Level: Free admission for two to Poe Museum Admission + WRIR T-Shirt
$365 ($65/month) Dollar A Day: Pay It Forward Sponsorship + Poe Museum + WRIR T-Shirt
Do you have a favorite local nonprofit that would benefit from announcements made on air at WRIR? We will arrange for 30 on-air announcements scheduled throughout WRIR’s programs.
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WRIR T-shirt designed in collaboration with Studio Two Three and artist Daniel Torraca

WRIR t-shirt design.

WRIR and Poe Museum Collaboration

Admission to Poe Museum.

WRIR and Pay It Forward Sponsorship

Pay it Forward Sponsorship.

Top of the morning, and welcome to the 2016 WRIR Fall Fundraiser. Every little bit helps. Please be generous as you have been in the past.

HOUR # 1

Tom Harrell/Keep on Going/Something Gold,Something Blue/High Note/2016
Joshua Breakstone/If You Could See Me Now/88/Capri Records/2016
Jimmy Scott/ Everybody Is Somebody’s Fool/I Go Back Home/Eden River Records/2016
The Phil Norman Tentet/Poinciana/Then & Now/MaMa/2016
Steve Heckman/26-2/Legacy: A Coltrane Tribute/ JazzedMedia/2016
Francisco Mela/Fe/Fe/FMM/2016
Jordan Young/Rhythm-a-Ning/Jazz Jukebox/Posi-Tone/2016
Ron Carter Quartet/Night and Day/Brasil L.I.K.E./Summit/2016

Black Olive Jazz/Night In Tunisia/Exotica/SaxVox/2016


HOUR # 2

Jason Hainsworth/Prince Of Darkness/Third Ward Stories/Origin/2016
Norah Jones/Day Breaks/Day Breaks/Blue Note/2016
Eric Alexander/Full House/Second Impression/High Note/2016
Erroll Garner/Satin Doll/Ready Take One/Legacy/2016
Brian Lynch/On The New Ark/Madera Latino/Holistic Music/2016
Orrin Evans/Zeni Bea/#knowingishalfthebattle/Smoke Sessions/2016
Jane Bunnett & Maqueque/25 New Moves/Oddara/Linus/2016
Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra/Black Thursday/Basically Baker Vol 2./Patois Records/2016
Charlie Haden/Blue In Green/Time/Life/Impulse-Verve/2016



The funnest time you’ll have at WRIR is during the fund drive and it’s happening now! It’s Sean from the Cosmic Slop with two hours of slap bass, synth solos, and the usually kind of comsic thing just happening on a Caturday afternoon! You can donate on this very website, call us at 804.622.9747, or stop by the station at 1621 W Broad St apartment B.

We have a party going on and hope you will join us!

Tuned in right now? Give me a shout via Twitter @thediscocat


This is it, folks. My last show. Click over there to donate, ok?!

The Folly’s facebook!

Good Morning and Welcome to your Weekend!

Here we are again; Saturday morning and entering the final four days of the Fall Fund drive. We are only halfway to our goal, please help us not go into a perpetual fund drive mode, click the donate button now. You can also call 804-649-9737 to speak to me and donate you budgeted amount.

Today, I have a special interview; Part 1 with Gabriel Ayala. Part 2 will air next week.

Walk in Peace,
Tall Feathers

What the Fontaine?!: You never know what you’ll hear next on this fun mix of tunes from across the decades and musical genres.”

It’s the second Friday night of Fund Drive … and Matt Maguire (“Sawborg Destructo”) of GWAR is gonna be my guest! We also have Sammy as “mic manager” … so let’s see what stories and fun music we can come up with, tonight 9-11pmEDT. Donate 50 bux and get our cool new t-shirt!

AIM: WhatTheFontaine Phone: 804.649.9737
CLICK HERE for tonight’s podcast.
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BAM! We are aiming for $1K!


On today’s “FUN Raising” edition of Open Source RVA, we talk with 1st district city council hopeful Andreas Addison about how his time at city hall as a “Civic Innovator” has prepared him for elected office. We also welcome 5th district city council candidate Montigue MaGruder, who speaks about his agenda to put basic human needs above shiny, taxpayer-funded projects. And the spooky season is upon us! Ryan Sligh and Kitty Barnes of Red Vein Army tell us all about Red Vein’s new Haunted House attraction at the Hanover Vegetable Farm. Come to think of it, Hanover County is scary enough. Tune in at 2PM to WRIR 97.3 FM and to hear the big show. And does knowing what’s happening in your own backyard mean anything to you? Well, don’t forget that it’s FUNraising Time at WRIR. This is when we ask our devoted listeners to call 804-622-9747 (or log on to and pledge their monetary support to help keep Open Source RVA and all of the station’s local programs — both music and news-talk — on the air. So won’t you do it? Operators are standing by right now and all day at 804-622-9747.

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