Breakfast Blend w/ Galaxy Girl & Friends presents:
Hi Everybody! I’m gonna put the FUN in the FUNdrive this week! I’ve got The B-52s, Ruda Rosa and His Custom X66 Hammond Organ, XTC, Tweens, Astrud Gilberto, and assorted wonders of the internet to share with you. I hope you enjoy the show, and I hope you can take a few moments to donate to WRIR’s Spring 2017 Fund Drive at www.wrir.org. As always, THANK YOU for listening, and for keeping us on the air for 12 years. We couldn’t do it without you!
GalaxyGirl 19 April 27th, 2017
Live Music Center of 2013 Fund Drive presents:
WRIR kicks off its March fund raising campaign in the community with an early evening show Friday, March 8 at Strange Matter (929 West Grace Street in Richmond’s Fan District). The three bands — Hoax Hunters, Sacred Teachers, and Brandi Price & Kyle Harris — each featuring members of Richmond group The Diamond Center — will take the stage at Strange Matter beginning at 5 PM.
On air, WRIR’s first fund drive show Friday evening features a live in studio performance on the WRIR show “Global A Go-Go“ by Quatro na Bossa, a bossa nova quartet featuring vocalist Laura Ann Singh. On Saturday afternoon March 9, League of Space Pirates (featuring Richmond graphic artist Noah Scalin) will perform on “River City Limits,” and, the following Sunday morning, the Jason Jenkins Quartet plays for WRIR’s “Bebop and Beyond.”
Nick Coward and The Last Battle will perform Wednesday March 13 at 7 PM in WRIR’s “Activate with Mike Rutz.” Organ Donor appears on “What the Fontaine” Friday, March 15. Marionette and Olde Shame play Saturday (in “The New Breakfast Snob” and “River City Limits,” respectively), and the Larri Branch Trio visits “Bebop & Beyond” on Sunday March 17.
We'll be updating the list of bands throughout the fund drive so come back to wrir.org for the latest information and stayed tuned in to 97.3FM.
Friday March 8
5:00 pm Quatro Na Bossa on Global A Go-Go
Saturday March 9
5:00 pm League of Space Pirates on River City Limits
Sunday March 10
11:00 am The Jason Jenkins Quartet on BeBop and Beyond
Wednesday March 13
7:00 pm Nick Coward on Activate!
Friday March 15
9pm Organ Donor on What The Fontaine!
Sunday March 17
11:00 am Larri Branch Jazz Trio on Bebop and Beyond
March 3rd, 2013
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WRIR 97.3 LP FM announces its 2013 T-shirt design contest to complement the independent radio station’s upcoming 2013 Fund Drive. Now until February 10th 2013, WRIR will solicit designs from local as well as national artists. If chosen, the winner’s artwork will appear on the hundreds of T-shirts worn by WRIR supporters. The contest winner will receive WRIR’s top fundraiser package, and will be credited on-air and online throughout the Fund Drive.
There is only T-shirt design contest each year! If you want the chance to have your art on the front of the nicest people in Richmond, be sure to send us your design by February 10th.
• The following 4 items MUST be included in your design to be considered:
The WRIR logo does not have to be on the design, but if you'd like to include it, the files you need can be found at the bottom of this post.
Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
Note: The design should not focus on one aspect of WRIR’s diverse programming. We offer music, news and talk programming. A design with just an album on a turntable, or musical instruments, for example would be music exclusive, and will not be considered.
All entries will be evaluated by a panel of WRIR judges whose decisions are final and binding on all matters. All prizes may not be awarded in the event an insufficient number of qualified entries are received that meet the minimum standards. The winner will be announced on air and on www.wrir.org at the start of the 2013 Fund Drive.
Each entry must be accompanied with your first and last name, phone number, and valid email address. Your information will NOT be shared or sold to solicitors. Names will only be used to announce the winner or to acknowledge the contest participants.
There are 3 ways to enter:
3: Mail your submission to
WRIR Richmond Independent Radio
Attn: T-Shirt Challenge
P.O. Box 4787
Richmond, VA 23220
All entries must arrive on or before February 10th, 2013 11:59pm
The winning design will be printed on the upcoming 2013 Fund Drive T-shirt! The winner will receive WRIR's top Fund Drive pledge package, PLUS an extra T-shirt. You will also be mentioned on air during the Fund Drive!
January 6th, 2013
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Your support makes WRIR Possible. presents:
Thank you to everyone who donated during our 2012 Fund Drive. Over 500 people donated during this fund drive – over a thousand donations this year alone. Your support makes independent community radio in Richmond possible.
If you missed the fund drive, the giving is not over. You can still support Radio for the Rest of Us online You still receive the t-shirt and premiums with the minimum $50 donation.
If you need to pick up your thank you gifts, you can come by the station this week between 10am-2pm. If you requested that they be mailed, we will be packaging them up and shipping them in the next couple of weeks.
WRIR is located at 1621 West Broad St.
Thanks again Richmond for your support!
September 26th, 2012
Posted In: Fund Drive
WRIR is the only radio station in Richmond with this many live performances. To kick things off, ten bands are playing in WRIR’s live room, including a rare performance by Richmond legends, Kepone! When you donate to WRIR, come to the station to donate in person. You can stay to watch the band. It is intimate and exciting. You can pick up your premiums, too. The studio is at 1621 W. Broad Street. And stay tuned because even more bands may be added during the fund drive.
(image of My Son The Doctor courtesy of One-Way Richmond)
My Son The Doctor
Eastern European, Balkan and Mediterranean music
14 Sept/5-7p: Global A Go-Go
The end of the begining, punk metal stoner rock doom original music
15 Sept/5-7p: River City Limits
Capoeira Angola Liberation Front CANCELLED
16 Sept/5-7p: Motherland Influence
Andy Vaughan and the Driveline
pure country music and heartfelt honky tonk, delivered with soul, grit, energy and passion.
17 Sept/5-7p: Lost Music Saloon
take a surf-rock sock hop and add a dash of Dinosaur Jr.
17 Sept/7-9p: 12 Fl. Oz Show
18 Sept/1-3a: Mother's Milk
Jonathan Vassar and the Speckled Bird
potent brew of visionary lyricism, mellifluous harmonies, raw instrumentation and a darkness that balances on the edge of etiquette
18 Sept/5-7p: Wide Ear Folk
Broad Street Ramblers
The Ramblers are three veteran Richmond musicians–Charles Arthur, Ron Curry, and Gregg Kimball–devoted to the roots and branches of America's traditional music, performing everything from Blues to Old Time to Hawaiian tunes.
18 Sept/7-9p: Edge of Americana
Richmond indie-punk band with a new album out on Asian Man Records.
19 Sept/7-9p: Activate!
Cabin-fi acid surf and outsider pop psychedelia from this newly formed Richmond group.
20 Sept/9-11p: Paul's Boutique
Native American Flute
22 Sept/6-9a: Intertribal
Featuring members of GWAR, Holy Rollers & Burma Jam, Kepone is a heavy-three piece who recorded from 1994-1997. In the last year they have played several shows in RVA, DC, & Spain after not performing for 12 years.
22 Sept/5-7p: River City Limits
Special guests for WRIR’s talk shows.
WRIR produces 16 public affairs programs. Be sure to listen to these notable guests during our locally produced programs. Call with your donation to support WRIR-produced local programs:
Greg Kimball of the State Library of Va.
14 Sept/12:00p: Wordy Birds
Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!
21 Sept/12:00p: Wordy Birds
Tim Kaine (Senate candidate, former Va. Governor)
21 Sept/12:30p: A Grain of Sand
September 9th, 2012
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