Melissa Vaughn February 10th, 2022
Sheri Shannon and Carol Olson host Women and Politics to bring women together to talk about how they are engaging in politics, what they want out of their representatives and how women are changing communities. Women and Politics airs weekly on Thursdays at noon on WRIR-LP 97.3 FM and streams on wrir.org.
You can find the show on social media at:
Carol Olson May 7th, 2020
2 hours of rotating science, food justice and green news shows, including Got Science?, Planetary Radio, Raging Skillet, and Food Sleuth Radio.
enzo September 15th, 2019
WRIR Presents is a show where anything goes. Curated by VCPP/WRIR President Melissa Vaughn, it is a spot for shows we don’t play on the regular newstalk schedule, one offs, new and exciting topics, or passion projects by our on air volunteers. It airs every Friday morning at 10am and Melissa is always open to suggestions for what to play.
Inspire Indeed (2nd Fridays)
Death Club Radio (3rd Fridays)
Bill Lupoletti November 29th, 2018
Gay World! It’s a Gay World! Everyone around me is a gay boi, gay girl!
Hello my Sweet Queens!!!
This is… THE DYKE AGENDA!
Richmond’s ONLY Queer Radio SHOW !!!
Hosted by me, the Big ‘ol Lesbian, Kim the One!
The DA takes you on a journey to the wonderful community of queers.
From Spilling the tea!… To queer politics… fashion… and the sh** we do when we Kiki with our friends…
The possibilities are endless!
Follow me on Instagram: @thedykeagenda
Updates, listener interaction, Polls, and More!
enzo November 18th, 2018
How did you get here? How did you unlock this secret area? This oasis of rhythm and melody in the midst of a level you’ve replayed too many times to count? Are you the partiest of animals, perpetually lit until the last call of every school night? Are you the artist too impassioned by love of the craft to sleep? Or the rarified being who sifts through endless hours of radio waves for hidden treasure with a fine toothed comb? Are you totally inexplicable, and here solely by random chance and happenstance? Are you normal but destined for the supernatural? No matter how you found us, you did it. You’re here! And this moment is special. Let it enjoy you as you enjoy it. Type in this cheat code and bask in 8 bit wonder as a chest appears, wedged deep in the corner of your own personal life’s underworld. Let the yellow light within spill out over you as you reach in a trembling paw to retrieve these unimaginable treats.
Noah Page, hosts these utterly improbable broadcasts. A rotating cast of MCs come through every week to freestyle or let glimmer the written verses they’ve polished up privately, meticulously in their hidden lairs. The unfathomable wild beasts of our own beautiful city, from right around that next corner, orange in the streetlights, lumbering toward you, unstoppable as a your high school crush. And PLUS interviews the likes of which you won’t find scrolling past your life on that phone. And all in the name of Secret Bonus Level’s mission to introduce rap to new audiences while championing inclusion and respect for peoples of all genders, races, sexual orientations, religions, heights, weights, and astrological signs (even though astrology is totally made up and fake SORRY NOT SORRY). Grade AA eggs. Beats and refrains to not just soothe, but upgrade your stats. You’ve leveled up.
It’s impossible to say how you found yourself in this unlikely place at this unlikely time, but where else would you find a secret show like this? And now it’s yours. We’re all so happy to give it to you. These are your friends. Play through Noah Page’s brief tutorial and suddenly you’re Player 1, the unlockable character that no one even knew was programmed into this game of your life. Music is your MP. This single potion fills your meter fully.
enzo July 17th, 2017
First Voices Radio, hosted by Tiokasin Ghosthorse: Thursdays at 9:00am
First Voices Radio brings to the airwaves the experiences, perspectives and struggles of Indigenous people who have been almost totally excluded from both mainstream and progressive, alternative media. Our purpose is to help ensure the continuance and survival of Indigenous cultures and Nations by letting the People tell their own story, in their own words, and often in their own languages and ways of speaking. And with as little outside interference and interruption as possible.
As we open up the airwaves week after week to the voices seldom heard in the last 518 years, it is our hope that the newcomers to this Land – that is, every immigrant group – will begin to question their assumptions about Indigenous people here. We hope they become educated and informed, get activated, break down their romanticization, break free of their stereotypes, and begin to form real relationships with Indigenous communities based, finally, on respect and real understanding.
This one hour is devoted to bringing the voices of the Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island (i.e., North America) and connecting their struggles with those of other Indigenous Peoples around the world. And while never forgetting that standing upon Mother Earth is a great responsibility.
We ask our guests with great respect to do the honor of coming on the program to offer their knowledge, wisdom, and experience, a knowledge that has been handed down over hundreds of thousands of years. It is a responsibility we take very seriously, and we know it is with great urgency that we ask these voices to be shared in these times of change. We offer our listeners a perspective they have been missing for far too long – the First Voices of the Indigenous peoples – the “voice” America has tried to silence.
Tiokasin knows that First Voices Radio belongs to all the Native or Indigenous peoples throughout Mother Earth. The responsibilities that can be taught by listening to the real land owners (so to speak) and understanding the knowledge, the wisdom, the struggles, and the unheard voices.
It is said, “if the lies continue about Native peoples it will create an illusion, all Americans will dearly pay for in the future…and the future is now”. What kind of world are Americans creating with their privilege of denying Native people’s voice and the reality of truth Natives experience daily.
Tiokasin’s brings his global perspective experience of living with and understanding these two worlds – Indigenous and non-Indigenous. Indigenous knowledge empowers through inclusion, by teaching responsibility of choices and contributing to an emerging world affecting Mother Earth.
We as humans often revolutionize [regurgitate] the same history, by the same system and by the same people who bring destruction to Mother Earth. Many people who continue to support systems of warmongering are not only destroying their own ability to live with Mother Earth, but also only think of wars as political, religious or racial hatred. First Voices Indigenous Radio since 1992 has been bringing the voices of Indigenous peoples defending Mother Earth. We have always understood the bigger war is the war against Mother Earth.
TIOKASIN GHOSTHORSE—Founder, Executive Producer and Host of First Voices Radio.
LOYE MILLER—Audio Editor
Anna C. February 15th, 2017
This Way Out, hosted by Greg Gordon: Wednesday at 9:30 AM
“This Way Out” is the award-winning internationally distributed weekly LGBT radio program, currently airing on over 200 local community radio stations around the world. The half-hour “magazine”-style program is produced in Los Angeles and distributed to stations via two free-access Web sites, www.radio4all.net and www.indymedia.org, as well as through Pacifica Radio’s Audioport and KU satellite, and via satellite in Australia on the Community Radio Network. The show is additionally postal-mailed on CD to stations that have no online access, and to individual subscribers. You can also hear “This Way Out” via direct satellite to home and cable outlets across Europe, and in Europe, the Middle East/Africa and Asia/Pacific on the London-based World Radio Network, or “tune in” via our free podcasts.
Despite the limitations of a “tattered shoestring budget”, “This Way Out” programming has been honored with multiple awards from the U.S. National Federation Of Community Broadcasters and the Radio and Television News Association, by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), Parents, Families and Friends Of Lesbians and Gays (P-FLAG), the Los Angeles chapter of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA), and internationally by Tupilak (the organization of lesbian and gay cultural workers in the Nordic area).
We’ve been on the air since April 1988! Summaries of recent programs are available, and if you like what you see, you can order a CD copy of any past show. You can also subscribe to get CDs of all our future shows as they’re produced, and for less than the cost of an average newspaper subscription (to cover our duplication and mailing expenses).
“This Way Out” leads off each week with “NewsWrap”, a summary of some of the major news events in or affecting sexual minority communities, compiled from a variety of media outlets around the world. If you see a local news story that you think deserves coverage, please copy/paste the text into the body of an email message, including the name of the media source and the date, and send it to us! Thanks!
In addition to NewsWrap, each edition of the program consists of several other segments, which can include interviews with authors & performers, news feature stories, humor, poetry, readings from gay/lesbian literature, and more!
“This Way Out” is also punctuated with a wide variety of music, especially self-produced recordings by openly lesbian/gay performers (which rarely receive commercial radio airplay).
“The Rainbow Minute,” produced by Judd Proctor and Brian Burns at WRIR, is a recurring featured segment on “This Way Out.”
joshbearman May 1st, 2016
Between the Lines: Fridays at 9:00 AM
Between The Lines is a weekly syndicated half-hour radio newsmagazine featuring progressive perspectives on national and international political, economic and social issues. Squeaky Wheel Productions is our 501(c)(3) nonprofit production company and distributor.
Because Between The Lines is independent of all publications, media networks or political parties, we are able to bring a diversity of voices to the airwaves. This award-winning program provides a platform for individuals and organizations generally ignored or marginalized in corporate media.
Each week, Between The Lines features:
A five-minute summary of some of the week’s under-reported news stories gathered from the alternative press and other sources.
Three in-depth interview segments focusing on significant international, national and regional issues.
In the days leading up to the Persian Gulf War in 1991, non-commercial WPKN Radio’s (Bridgeport, CT) public affairs producers Scott Harris, and Denise Manzari, along with other contributors, created Between The Lines, a half-hour radio newsmagazine to probe the causes and conduct of the conflict. After the Persian Gulf War ended, the program’s producers continued broadcasting Between The Lines, but with a broader focus: providing a platform for activists, journalists and academics generally ignored or marginalized in the corporate media. The program’s primary focus is to provide a substantive progressive alternative to corporate news obsessed with violent crime, celebrities and “infotainment.”
In 2004, the producers established Squeaky Wheel Productions, Inc., a non-profit organization to distribute Between The Lines and other community media projects. In addition to distributing Between The Lines to radio stations and websites each week, Squeaky Wheel Productions organizes public education events in the U.S. and internationally. Our tax-exempt fiscal sponsor was The International Center for Global Communications Foundation, Inc. (dba The Global Center), based in New York City. Squeaky Wheel Productions now has 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.
Since 1991, Between The Lines has provided in-depth, timely analysis on a wide range of political, economic and social issues including: the history and consequences of two U.S. wars with Iraq; increasing disparity in wealth in the U.S.; coverage of the global social justice movement and related protests challenging the free trade, corporate-driven policies of the World Trade Organization and World Bank/International Monetary Fund; post-9/11 erosion of civil liberties; constitutional protections and international law in the U.S.; progressive electoral victories sweeping Latin America; the crisis in the U.S. health care system; international grassroots mobilization to confront global climate change; racism permeating the prison industrial complex; efforts to repair flaws in the U.S. electoral system and increasing opposition to a new nuclear arms race in space.
Our Goal: Supporting Citizen Activism
In presenting interviews connected with current events, political issues and societal debates, the program serves as a networking resource for communities fighting for social justice here in the U.S. and around the world.
Each week’s program offers timely information on how to become active on issues we cover. Every interview segment features information about pertinent websites to facilitate contact between our audience members and groups taking a stand on critical issues of the day.
Between The Lines’ website offers text summaries, selected interview transcripts, an audio archive of our past programs and links to additional resources. The website offers subscriptions to our weekly program and transcripts via podcasts, RSS feed and email — and a gateway to our online community.
Who We Are
Between The Lines’ production staff includes journalists and community activists who have a passion for disseminating information and viewpoints that all too rarely reach the public. Our producers and writers are affiliated with community and professional media and non-governmental organizations. They contribute to regional and national media.
Anna C. October 9th, 2015