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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

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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3/19/15 March 19th, 2015 (Version 2.0 - Episode 3)

Good Afternoon,

As the weather continues to show glimpses of Spring with quick reminders that Winter isn't quite finished yet, that will be the thought behind the show today. The Commonwealth of Notions will be covering a wide array of local artists that span from the dronier side of the world to the bubbly electro-pop spectrums. Enjoy!

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

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3/12/15 March 12th, 2015 (Version 2.0 - Episode 2)

Good Afternoon,

What a spectacular day today! I'll be playing a ton of local tracks that will hopefully provide you with a perfect soundtrack for your sunny afternoon!

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3/5/15 March 5th, 2015 (Version 2.0 - Episode 1)

Greetings,

Welcome to The Commonwealth of Notions! What was once a late night local music showcase is now your Thursday afternoon local music showcase. I'll be bringing you a playlist full of Richmond music that aims to impress! Let's get this started off right!

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

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2/14/15 February 14th, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hope everyone is having a great start to their Valentine's Day weekend! I am going to be playing songs about love and heartache tonight!

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As Always, Thanks for Tuning In, Supporting All Things Local and Falling in Love and stuff!

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2/7/15 February 7th, 2015

Good Evening,

I hope everyone enjoyed the WRIR 10th Annual Party for The Rest of Us! I was unfortunately absent, but it looked like a spectacular time. Let's keep the good vibes going and dig on two hours of local sweetness. It's the Commonwealth of Notions!

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