Hey everyone, Dr. Jay here.  It’s a thrill to be able to join WRIR.  I moved to Richmond from Rochester NY in August of 2023.  I had a show on the local listener-supported station there – WBER (Shout out to The Only Station That Matters!)

I’ve always had a passion for music, and have always sought out something other than the mainstream.  I remember being a 7 year old in the late 60s, calling my local AM station requesting In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.

My love for alternative music and for music history has combined into the Alternative Milestones show.  Every week I highlight the people, the events, and the music that have milestone anniversaries (5,10,15,20 etc).  Scientific studies have proven that music and memory are connected, and my show will hopefully bring back fond memories of where you were and what you were doing when the music was new.

With so many eras and genres included under the “alternative music” umbrella, I guarantee a great variety during each show.  I have a blast researching these milestones and I’ll tell you about each one.  And maybe you’ll hear something that’s new to you as well.

I also post every day’s milestones on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/DrJayOnTheRadio.  If you see a milestone and want to comment or request a specific tune, I love interacting with listeners to ensure they’re hearing something they care about.

I hope you’ll join me Thursdays from 1-3 PM.

Long Live Independent Radio!

    January 22nd, 2024

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DJ Freyja brings you A Drone’s Life every week at 1am with ambient, noise, electronica, experimental, and noise to calm you down from the week and bring you relaxed into the weekend.

    November 23rd, 2022

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Tune in every Friday night at 11pm for a fiery dose of six-string pyrotechnics from around the world…Guitar Inferno features the best extreme guitar music from around the planet, drawn primarily from the fusion, rock, and metal genres!
Your host DJ Entropy AKA McMetal has a PHD in Shredology and is sworn to deliver only the highest caliber product to the listening audience…let’s light it up \,,/

    December 31st, 2017

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    August 16th, 2017

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What the Fontaine?!: You never know what you’ll hear next on this fun mix of tunes from across the decades and musical genres. On any given week I might play punk, funk, rock, blues, hip-hop, jazz, reggae, electronica, country, rockabilly, new wave, industrial, African, metal, soul, classical, go-go, gospel, cajun, local music or whatever else I can think of. Often there are themes and occasionally local band interviews.

Fontaine has been an indie radio DJ in Richmond, VA for many, many years. In addition to hosting WTF since Summer 2008, she is among the rotating cast of DJs bringing you the 80s show (now ’75-’99, Saturdays 3-5 PM) and the local band show (River City Limits, Saturdays 5-7PM).

Twitter: @WhatTheFontaine
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/What-the-Fontaine-on-WRIR-973-FM-273679064155

    October 14th, 2015

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Welcome to The Church of the Ecstatic, a freeform radio show exploring the magic found in music. We will traverse all genres, time periods, and places in search of the mystical, intangible, and transcendental. Expect to hear everything from the hypnotic drums of folk songs, to the raucous shouts of metal, to the sparkling synths of electronic dance music as your host, Sister Euphonia, guides you through the witching hours.

    October 12th, 2015

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Dog Germs is a weekly dose of classic and new industrial, goth, new wave, and electronica with hints of alternative, metal, hip hop, and whatever else I feel like playing hosted by me, Tommy Atrien (dj kyno). The show’s first hour is usually industrial/goth and related genres with the second hour being more chaotic and diverse as far as genres are concerned (by the end of the second hour you would swear that you were listening to a different show). Some of the genres heard in the second hour include alternative, metal, hip hop, country, and world music. I feel this keeps the show interesting and also allows me to play other styles of music I really enjoy.

I have been involved with the industrial/goth scene since ’94 and involved with the scene here in Richmond since ’96. I am also the guitarist/keyboardist/percussionist/back up vocalist for Richmond industrial rock band Machine Chop Inc. I got into dj-ing because I love music, all kinds but especially industrial/electronic, and wanted to do a show that represented that. “Dig It” by Skinny Puppy was the first industrial song I ever heard and have been hooked on that band ever since, therefore, almost every “Dog Germs” show kicks off with that song. Also, the show title is obviously derived from my appreciation of Skinny Puppy.

PND (punk’s not dead)

Punk¹ from Yesterday², Today³, and Tomorrow*

(1) What is punk, really? Obviously, Black Flag, Minor Threat, Dead Kennedys are punk. Are Minutemen punk? They are to me. To each his/her/current appropriate non-gender possessive pronoun own. It’s a personal choice. Don’t @ me over what I think is punk, and I won’t @ you. (but please do @pndwrir if you wanna hear something)

(2) ok, not literally Yesterday. In fact, if it did drop yesterday it falls under Today (see 3) Yesterday= older punk music. I’m not going to define when exactly my Yesterday turns into my Today. (see general idea of personal choice in (1))

(3) Today = contemporary punk music

* get real. I don’t have a time machine.

    October 9th, 2015

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DJ Freyja starts your week off with WAR: Women Art Revolution..bringing you women making music from all genres and all countries. Tune in on Mondays 6am – 8am. Follow her on twitter at @CarolOlson





    October 8th, 2015

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