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• 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.

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Wide Ear Folk

Norman and the Clackwells live on Wide Ear Folk 5-7, tune in and give us all the noola you can! Support community radio!


Posted 10/21/14 at 3:38 pm by Eric Walters | 0 comments

Blending (It’s What I Want)


Posted 10/21/14 at 4:55 am by annagolden | 0 comments

episode-209 “the creepy side of love show”


Posted 10/21/14 at 12:07 am by Charlie | 0 comments

Fund Drive Show # 1 - Li’l Ronnie and the Lonesome Threesome

Hey Listeners,

Big night tonight on the show.  Li'l Ronnie and the Lonesome Threesome - LIVE for the fund drive. Stay tuned and donate on line during the show.  I'll open and close the show with rockin' blues featuring some great harmonica wailing.

The Haberdasher


Posted 10/20/14 at 9:57 pm by Scott Ilnicky | 0 comments

Cajun, creole, zydeco, swamp-pop


Posted 10/20/14 at 8:03 pm by Talia | 1 comments

The Lee Show Goes Dark!


Posted 10/20/14 at 6:00 pm by Lee | 1 comments

Lost Music Saloon: Oct. 20: 5-7 p.m.: Fall Fund Drive + Covers + Somebody’s Darling Live!


The Dallas, Texas-based bluesy/rootsy rock band 'Somebody's Darling' will be performing live in WRIR's studio during the Lost Music Saloon radio show today between 5-7 p.m. (Eastern), most likely around 6 o'clock-ish.  This was an exciting last-minute grab for us, so be sure to tune in and enjoy!
WRIR 97.3 FM is currently in its Fall Fund Drive, and donations are gratefully accepted via phone, or online, or in-person here at the station.  If you believe in supporting quality noncommercial, community radio like the Lost Music Saloon and WRIR, then chip in!  We can't do this without you.
I'm going to be surrounding tonight's live performance with some of my fave cover songs - - mostly country/roots/alt-country/Americana takes on original songs from other genres like rap/rock/pop/funk/punk/Motown/etc.  Always a fun show to do!


Posted 10/20/14 at 10:02 am by Garry Morse | 0 comments

Top 30 for Oct 13-19

Rank Artist Album Label
1 Various Artists Nightmare on Grace Street, Vol. 1 Pipeline Merch
2 Allo Darlin' We Come from the Same Place Slumberland
3 Avers Empty Light New West
4 il sogno del marinaio canto secondo self-released
5 Allah-Las Worship the Sun Innovative Leisure
6 Purling Hiss Weirdon Drag City
7 We Were Promised Jetpacks Unravelling Fatcat
8 Ballet School The Dew Lasts an Hour Bella Union
9 Laetitia Sadier Something Shines Drag City
10 Ex Hex Rips Merge
11 The Raveonettes Pe'ahi Beat Dies
12 Caribou Our Love Merge
13 Bang Data Mucho Poco Futuro Sonico / Rockolito Music
14 LightFields Junior DelGato
15 The History of Apple Pie Feel Something Marshall Teller
16 David Kilgour and the Heavy Eights End Times Undone Merge
17 Peaking Lights Cosmic Logic Weird World
18 Goat Commune Sub Pop
19 Alvvays Alvvays Polyvinyl
20 Flying Lotus You're Dead! Warp Records
21 Outrageous Cherry The Digital Age Burger
22 Zola Jesus Taiga Mute
23 Kevin Morby Still Life Woodsist
24 The Bots Pink Palms FADER Label
25 Single Mothers Negative Qualities HXC
26 Pompeii Loom Red Eye Transit
27 Absolutely Free Absolutely Free Lefse
28 Billy Strings & Don Julin Fiddle Tune X self-released
29 Nude Beach 77 Don Giovanni
30 Useless Eaters Bleeding Moon Castle Face


Posted 10/20/14 at 8:00 am by Anna C. | 0 comments

Monday Breakfast Blend: October 20, 2014

Today's show is all about music from artists who made an impact on my music listening over the years. Enjoy!

Indigo Girls


Posted 10/20/14 at 5:00 am by Anna C. | 0 comments

Electrified Neurofunk



Posted 10/20/14 at 2:08 am by Stickman Lethal | 0 comments

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