Richmond Independent Radio

Celebrate the independent thinkers, music lovers, journalists, artists and creatives who support WRIR! Celebrate you.

Your financial support powers WRIR-LP 97.3 FM.

Click here to donate , and thank you for supporting our 2014 Fall Fund Drive!

$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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Dollar-A-Day Level ($365 and up)

• 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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Remember you have three ways to donate.

Between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. you can call our volunteers who ready to take your donation at 804-622-9747 or come by WRIR in person and visit our studios at 1621B West Broad Street.

You can always donate 24 hours a day/7 days a week with our online donation form»

WRIR airs underrepresented news and views in order to provide a platform for cultural diversity in Richmond.

70% of WRIRs funding comes from listener donations. You don't have to wait for our bi-annual fund drive to join in. Click here to donate anytime.

Live music performances from local and national artists as close as your FM dial.

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Locally produced news and talk programs with a focus on the Richmond community.

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Powered by the Richmond community. All of our music programs are created by volunteer DJs and aired live.

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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

This one’s for the ladies (and the gentlemen)

To celebrate Sleater-Kinney's upcoming record and a station that celebrates unheard voices, I'm going through some of my favorite women artists of 2014.  So tune in and donate.


Posted 10/23/14 at 4:09 pm by Jack McHale | 0 comments

Halloween Blend 3 of 4 - Fund Drive Edition

Halloween Episode 3 of 4 on the Thursday Breakfast Blend!

It's also Fund Drive time, so don't forget to donate! And come party with us tomorrow at the Monster Mashquerade!


Posted 10/23/14 at 4:59 am by Galaxy Girl | 0 comments

Episode 6: Moved By Jazz


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Sludgehead Nebula


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Altered Circuitry - Special Fall Fund Drive Video Game Soundtrack Edition


Posted 10/22/14 at 10:03 pm by The Wizard King | 3 comments

Mercury Falls ~ Donate now to support Independent radio!

M83 - Don't Save Us From the Flames (Superpitcher Remix)


Posted 10/22/14 at 8:09 pm by Melissa | 1 comments

Activate! Oct 22 - Oct 29: Fund Drive edition

Tonight at 7pm, I'll try to showcase what makes WRIR so crucial to RVA - local music, local shows, and live rock 'n roll from local band Red Money! The show will include a preview of the Monster Mashquerade as well as several free ticket opportunities for donors. Don't forget you can make your contribution by calling 804-622-9747 or by clicking "Donate" at the top right. Thank you!

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Click on "read more" for the show listings / playlist. Click here for the podcast:


Posted 10/22/14 at 4:50 pm by Mike Rutz | 0 comments

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