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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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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Activate! is a concert calendar for your ears. Do you want to go to a show? Every week, I preview the next 7 days on Richmond’s live music calendar. Every band you hear on Activate! is playing in the River City sometime that week and you’ll get info as to when and where the show is happening.

The Richmond music scene is one of the best in the world. In order for it to maintain and grow, we need people like you to go to live shows. That includes supporting both local and touring bands. Every night of the week, you can catch a spectrum of live bands playing music that you want to hear. But, it’s not easy for musicians OR venues. So, tune in to Activate! every Thursday from 5 to 7pm, hear a band that sparks your interest, and go to the show!

    October 12th, 2015

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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 its 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.

Servus und Willkommen zu unseren Deutscher Jam!

Hey everyone and welcome to our Deutscher Jam. This show should serve as a connecting ground to showcase and play current and classic German Artists here in Richmond. We are going to be pulling away from the stereotypes and stigmas one may think when picturing modern day Germany through sound and music. The shows mission is to pull individuals away from viewing Germans as the stereotypical picture of solely drinking beer, eating sausage, wearing lederhosen, and the population only consisting of one race. Hip-Hop has created a platform for Germans to ignite change and rebrand the face of their society. This current generation of Hip-Hop artists are reshaping everything about what being “Made in Germany” means and how they are actively embracing the language. Germany has reshaped themselves into not only a fierce competitor politically and economically but now also in the music industry. Germans have taken a genre that had been introduced to them from across the Atlantic over 30 years ago, translated and interpreted it into their own version and have created a blend that has reshaped the music industry into possible pursuit of a global takeover. Viel Spaß und enjoy this insider listen into what Germany really has to offer!

    October 12th, 2015

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Melancholy songwriters, Riot grrls, local bands, retro French pop, international garage rock, Japanese punk, this decade, last decade, a multicultural and multigenre mix to get your energy flowing and start your day off right. Music from across the galaxy!

RIYL: Elliott Smith, The Coathangers, Serge Gainsbourg, Stereolab, thrift store music, quirky covers, songs about food, listening to under-caffeinated people try to pronounce foreign words.

Every Thursday morning from 6-8am right here on WRIR! Thanks for listening!

    October 12th, 2015

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The Lotus Land Show is a free form radio program, hosted by Michael Miracle, that features a variety of music (from metal to mambo), comedy bits and random audio snippets from various sources. It can be heard every Wednesday night from 5 to 7pm.

    October 12th, 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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Friday clock out

Welcome to Friday Clock Out with Phil D. After 8 years as the FridayMorning Breakfast Blend straight jacket, the change was necessary.  For Phil, for you. Friday Clock Out with Phil D. will be like punching that work clock right in the face and getting your second wind going for the evening! BLAM-O!  Rock out with your clock out!

    July 10th, 2015

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POP Goes The World!

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Puking aural sunshine every Friday afternoon from 3-5 p.m.!

Enzo is a veteran dj of 40 years in clubs and radio. He’s played everything from hole-in-the-wall punk clubs in the early 80s, to European style techno clubs in the late 90s, and everything in between. He’s also done Top 40, Hot A.C., and Modern Rock commercial radio.

Disillusioned by the homogenous wasteland the medium had become, he walked away from radio at the turn of the millennium, and never looked back.

One night in 2006, while walking home from the grocery store, quite by accident, he dropped his keys in front of 1621 W.Broad St.

As he went to pick them up, he noticed the small, hand written paper sign on the door that read “WRIR Richmond Independent Radio”.

He fondly likens that moment to being akin to discovering the holy grail.

He immediately pulled out his phone, and called the number to see what he had to do to get a show, and remembers weeping openly when told he would have NO restrictions on what he could play.

He giddily tested that freedom on one of his first shows by playing The Replacements “Kiss Me On The Bus”, and following it up with Little Tony Defranco and The Defrano Family’s “Heartbeat, It’s A Love Beat”.

He claims he felt the knees of every radio programmer in the country buckle that morning.

He has now made it his mission to use his acutely fine tuned pop aesthetic to save the world from mediocrity, and bring joy and happiness to all the good little boys and girls with pure hearts with power chord crunches, soaring three part harmonies, and a smattering of minor chords played on jangly guitars.

He equally enjoys talking about himself in the third person.

    July 10th, 2015

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River City Limits

Our city has a lot of musical talent, and we want to share these riches with our listeners. Each week you’ll hear music from Richmond bands present and past, and often there will be guests in the studio. Sometimes there will even be a live band performance! The program is hosted by a rotating cast of WRIR DJs, so each week brings a different focus. You’ll end up hearing music from all parts of the local band community. DJ hosts include Jay Smack, DJ Heavy Styles, Amanda Cleland, Fontaine, Noah Page, and others.

Check Twitter for updates on this week’s host/guests: @RiverCityLimits

    July 8th, 2015

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