Quantum Live Radio hosted by DJ Chuck Stylez

Quantum Live Radio is a bi-weekly show that attempts to align the groove through the love of music every other Thursday on WRIR. Join Chuck Stylez as he explores the energy of Funk, Electronica, Disco and Psychedelic Soul.

So, lock in, “Free Your Mind”, dance (if you’re so inclined), as Stylez brings forth the “just below the surface” rhythm and groove on QUANTUM LIVE RADIO!


The Young Professional hosted by DJ Tommy Beth

As a young professional, this show aims to showcase fresh/fresher/fresh-ish music tastes. Mostly indie, rock, folk, oldies, and pop, and excursions to country, punk, adult standards, and whatever else. Occasional theme/genre show. DJ Tommy Beth can’t promise a little of everything, but they can promise a little of a lot. Or at least, a lot of a little.

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    January 1st, 2023

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Live from the Audience brings you the best audience taped live concerts to get you that fix you’ve been waiting for…ENJOY!!!

    September 1st, 2020

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Hosted by DJ Tony J, Handful of Brains is eclectic, heavily psychedelic, sometimes funkadelic, maybe blues, perhaps pop, occasionally country!

    March 2nd, 2019

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A late show for the fellas and ladies who are looking to get their folk, old time, country blues, jug band, ragtime and jazz fixes for the weekend.

    October 14th, 2015

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Saturdays from 11-1pm, Paul G. and Paul Ivey alternate to bring you the best, the weirdest, the rockin-est sounds around! Tune in to hear free-form radio at it’s very best.

PAUL’S BOUTIQUE: Searching for something to fit your ears just right? Tune in to Paul’s Boutique alternating Saturdays to hear rock, indie rock, dance, punk, post-punk, pop, metal, Brazilian grooves, classic country & western, blues, jazz, kraut rock, afro-funk, French stuff, rockabilly, soul and rhythm & blues, funk, reggae, dub, experimental, garage, psychedelic, hip-hop, folk and more handpicked by me. Woo haw, you’re all in check!

    October 12th, 2015

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The Edge of Americana hosted by Josh

Edge of Americana features the finest in American traditional music forms – old-time, bluegrass, blues, jug band, ragtime, early jazz, novelty songs, classic country, and whatever else seems to fit. Shows are sometimes themed by song topic, a specific instrument, a certain artist, or particular region from which a sub-genre arises. Preference is given to recordings made before the 1960’s, though newer bands are welcomed into the playlist.

We design programs to act as entertainment as well as education, and, in doing so, balance discussions of the historic reference and significance of the artists and songs with playing as much music in a two hour period as possible.


Time Again Radio Show hosted by Zak Vincent

A show for the fellas and ladies who are looking to get their folk, old time, country blues, jug band, ragtime and jazz fixes.

    October 9th, 2015

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Wide Ear Folk hosted by Eric Walters

It is an honor to be part of such a great community project such as WRIR. I really get excited about being able to share the music that I love, the music that means so much to me with our listeners.

My show Wide Ear Folk would not be considered a traditional folk show. I include a lot of bands and artists who might be considered more contemporary then traditional. I spend a lot of time listening too as much new music as I can find and adding tunes I think people will like to hear. I am amazed at all the great talent and music that keeps popping up.

Having this outlet to share my love of music has really meant a lot to me and I am very thankful to all of the stations supporters who make it happen.

Life is a Mixtape hosted by Jay Sandusky

    October 9th, 2015

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The Lost Music Saloon opens its doors every Monday evening from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., proudly kicking off an evening of good roots music programs on WRIR 97.3 FM here in Richmond, Virginia. The Saloon has been serving up a fine mix of Americana, alternative country, roots rock, singer-songwriter, Tex-Mex, Irish, rural blues, and all things twang since 2004. You’ll sometimes hear shows built entirely around a theme, an artist, or a band, including occasional music-intensive and professionally-produced one-hour radio specials.

I’m always on the lookout for something new. Every month or two an entire 2-hour show is dedicated to new music — albums, EPs and songs released within the weeks and months just prior to that show, or about to be officially released in the near future. The Saloon also gives special attention to new and rising artists, as well as older performers who may have once been household names, but are now largely forgotten by mainstream radio. You may not recognize the names of some of the artists and bands you hear played in the Lost Music Saloon, but they all have something worthwhile to offer. And who knows? You might discover a new song, album or artist speaking directly to you.

We’ll see you in the Saloon!

    October 9th, 2015

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