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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Hi, all! Midtown Swing is DJ Ginger’s new show (you may know me from Wednesday Breakfast Blend), and I’ll be playing pop, R&B, jazz, rock, hip hop, funk, whatever feels right. I hope you’ll like it too, and tell your friends to tune in. Here we go!

    May 10th, 2021

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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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Catastrophe Cats, trying to survive and thrive in a cold harsh world. Cuttle up and feel the vibe.

    April 28th, 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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Under represented underground music from 1975 to 1999, the end of the century. What led to, and followed Songs from the Big Hair.

All the great punk from the late 70s, the Ramones, Dolls, early hip hop, and underground R&B of the mid-late70s, new wave through the 80s, and 90s, with Madchester, grunge, new jack swing, 90s techno, to the beginning of trance.

    October 30th, 2016

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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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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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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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