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Commonwealth Of Notions

Shannon Cleary | 3:00 - 5:00p.m. Thursdays
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The Commonwealth of Notions is a reaction to the idea that good music is dead in the city of Richmond. While being a careful observer and participant in the music scene, I find myself constantly amazed by the creative energies put on display. Whether they are the songs played within the walls of living rooms, basements or bars, they should all be heard.

Along with my initial motives of showcasing the local Richmond scene, the playlists act as a showcase of my love for music. If I spend the following week with a song stuck in my head, why wouldn’t I play it on the air? Perhaps that is what makes the show stand out in many regards. It isn’t limited to just being a show about Richmond local music. The Commonwealth of Notions acts as a showcase of myself and hopefully the songs I play will help establish and create conversations that wouldn’t happen otherwise.

At it’s core, the Commonwealth of Notions is my love letter to the great musical entities that have come and gone in Richmond and a way for me to never lose sight of it’s pulse.

Recent Blog Entries

4/25/15 Cause & Effect: Blood Brothers

Good Afternoon,


On today's episode of Cause & Effect, Host Shannon Cleary of The Commonwealth of Notions will be tackling The Blood Brothers. These North-Western based heroes of the spazzy punk scene have left quite the impact on the world of punk and it will be a treat to cover all of this.


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4/23/15 April 23rd, 2015

Good Afternoon,

Thanks to everyone who donated during our Spring Fund Drive. We reached our goal and it goes to show that you really like us. You really do! Let's celebrate with a ton of awesome local sounds!

It's The Commonwealth of Notions!

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As Always, Thanks for Tuning In and Supporting All Things Local!

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4/16/15 April 16th, 2015 (Special Fund Drive Episode)

Good Afternoon,

It's that special time of year! It's WRIR's Spring Fund Drive and today's episode of The Commonwealth of Notions will be celebrating that! I'll be playing a number of favorites by Richmond's finest and Nelly Kate will be dropping by for a live performance. To make a donation, go to www.wrir.org. Cheers.

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As Always, Thanks for Tuning In and Supporting All Things Local (including WRIR)!

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4/9/15 April 9th, 2015 (2.0/6)

Good Afternoon,

Today's episode will be a bit free-form and jump around multiple genres of Richmond music. It's also the day before our Spring Fund Drive. Check the WRIR Website for ways in which you can contribute.

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As Always, Thanks for Tuning In and Supporting All Things Local!

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4/2/15 April 2nd, 2015 (Version 2.0 - Episode 5)

Good Afternoon,

On today's episode, I will be premiering some new material from Richmond's own Lightfields. On top of that, I will be covering a bit more of the foundation of the Richmond music scene and kicking around all the old favorites. Enjoy!

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As Always, Thanks for Tuning In and Supporting All Things Local!

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3/26/15 March 26th, 2015 (Version 2.0 - Episode 4)

Greetings,

Today's episode will be focused on the idea of reflections. While showcasing several contemporary artists, there will be a lot of songs that ran the gamut of Richmond's rich history of incredible music. It's The Commonwealth of Notions!

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As Always, Thanks for Tuning In and Supporting All Things Local!

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