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$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.

$365 one time donation or $60 per month for six months

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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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It is Fund Raising for the 2nd Weekend!

Looking for $300 this morning.

Good Morning and Welcome to your weekend,

Here we are, we have reached the 2nd weekend in our fund raiser to help get us through the winter. Please visit and click Donate. (Hint, the Big Red Button)

Joining me in studio Live is Rie Miller from the Catawba Nation of South Carolina. I am excited, she is a wealth knowledge.

(*) New Music -

Walk In Peace

Tall Feathers


Posted 10/25/14 at 4:56 am by Tall Feathers | 0 comments

curved air -october 25, 2014


Posted 10/25/14 at 3:52 am by DJ Bob | 0 comments

this modern beat october 24 2014 sub by dj bob


Posted 10/24/14 at 10:08 pm by DJ Bob | 0 comments

WTF: Fontaine plus CHERRY PITS playing LIVE!

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

Fontaine here tonight 9-11pmEDT for the 2nd Friday night of Fall Fund Drive. And local band CHERRY PITS are gonna play LIVE!!! Plus Enzo is gonna be with me in the main studio talking t-shirts, etc, etc. Please donate:

AIM: WhatTheFontaine    Phone: 804.649-9737
Click here for tonight's podcast.
Click "Read More" for song list


Posted 10/24/14 at 7:44 pm by fontaine | 0 comments

FUND DRIVE Time Is TIght Volume 2 w/ CHRISTI and MAHAYLA!


Posted 10/24/14 at 6:02 pm by Ivey | 0 comments

Yeni Nostalji Live!


Hey all, Enzo here from POP Goes The World, and this afternoon I get the privilege of sitting in for Bill Lupoletti on Golbal A Go-Go.

Bill had the forsight, before he left, to secure the classic Turkish pop of Yeni Nostalji to come play live for the show, and I can't tell you how excited I am to have them here!

We are still in the middle of our bi-annual fund drive, and, as you know, none of this would be possible without your support. These are the last couple of days of the fund drive, so if you haven't had the opportunity yet, NOW is the time to show your love to the radio station that's been at the vanguard of RVA's recent cultural revival!


Posted 10/24/14 at 1:49 pm by enzo | 0 comments

Death of Radio

 500 bucks in one hour or the station will die. We are bringing in Reverend Alane Miles of Death Club Radio for the last rites if we don't save the best independent low power radio station on the planet. Oh, and your soul will die too.


Posted 10/24/14 at 4:59 am by Phil D | 0 comments

Happy Birthday, Sonny Terry!


Posted 10/24/14 at 12:19 am by PaulG | 0 comments

No Freak Out


mr. atavist

Step up for independent radio and free minds … while you get yours blown: DONATE


Posted 10/23/14 at 9:27 pm by mr. atavist | 0 comments

White Laces Tonight in the Fall Boutique Drive of Fun




    Loyal Boutique Enthusiasts,


    The WRIR fall fund drive is in full swing. Please show your support for the Boutique by donating online or calling Jay and me at the studio at 804-649-9737. To sweeten the pot, White Laces will be playing songs from their brand new              record live in our studio. We'll also discuss their recent tour and new record, "Trance." Tune in from 9-11 pm and make a donation to show your support for local radio and music!


Posted 10/23/14 at 8:12 pm by PaulG | 0 comments

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