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Richmond – Our antenna suffered some ice damage during the weekend storm which we are in the process of fixing.  A tower crew is scheduled to climb Friday, 2/27 and we hope to have the antenna fixed and back to full power sometime in the afternoon.  We apologize for the poor signal at the moment, but we’re grateful that the damage wasn’t as severe as it could have been.

 Thanks as always for your patience,
Mark Keefe
General Manager/Program Director


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Sean Watkins – Live @ WNRN

February 24 2015, 9:30am
Categories: In-Studios


Commonwealth of Music w/ Steal the Prize @ Fardowners

February 23 2015, 11:58am
Categories: Uncategorized

Coming up this Saturday, February 28th it’s our next Commonwealth of Music at Fardowners in Crozet with Steal The Prize! This show is free and will be recorded for radio playback. The band will also be filming the show and bringing out some surprise local musicians! RSVP to reserve your spot by emailing


WNRN VIP Member Offers – February 23, 2015

February 23 2015, 8:44am
Categories: Uncategorized

Supporting your favorite radio station is easy and only takes a few minutes. Each week we send you a list of offers for tickets to shows, movies, art, food, and more. We also provide exclusive access to member only events. Below is a list of offers our members can choose from this week. 

$5/Month or more will put you on the VIP list and support WNRN!

1. Tickets for you and a friend to the Monticello Wine Festival at nTelos Wireless Pavilion on Saturday, April 11.

2. Two tickets for a bus tour of Old Town Manchester from The Valentine in Richmond on Saturday, March 7.

3. Tickets for you and a friend to see Willie Nelson and Old Crow Medicine Show at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD on Wednesday, August 19.

4. Two tickets to see The Legwarmers at The Jefferson Theater on Saturday, February 28.

5. Tickets for you and a friend to JJ Grey and Mofro at The Jefferson Theater on Wednesday, March 4.

6. Two tickets to The Shack Band at Clementine in Harrisonburg on Friday, February 27.

7. Two tickets to see The Northerners at The Camel on Friday, February 20.

8. A pair of passes to see Moby and The Dicks at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall on Saturday, February 28.

9. Two tickets to see Big Daddy Love at The Camel on Saturday, February 28.

10. Tickets for you and a friend to see Flux Capacitor and The Southern Belles at Clementine in Harrisonburg on Saturday, February 28.

11. A pair of passes to Murder by Death at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall on Thursday, March 5.

12. A pair of tickets to see Focus at any Regal Cinemas.

13. A $10 gift certificate for Fardowners in Crozet.

14. A $10 gift certificate to Pasture in Charlottesville.

15. A $10 gift certificate to McGrady’s Irish Pub in Charlottesville.

16. A $10 Gift Certificate for Telegraph Gallery on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville.

Culture Connection for February 23 – March 1

February 23 2015, 6:14am
Categories: Culture Connection

February wraps up with a theatrical world premier in Richmond, a collection of Chekhov shorts (not to be confused with a collection for shorts for Chekhov – spring IS coming after all) in Charlottesville and an art show in Staunton.

To learn more about these events you can click the links provided or play a podcast of this week’s WNRN Culture Connection.

The World We Know:

Vodka Variations: An Evening of Chekhov Shorts:

Mixed media art show:




Have a cultured week!



The Culture Maven



February 20 2015, 2:49pm
Categories: New Rock Now

Airing on 2.14.15 & 2.15.15

8:00 P.M.

Wolf Alice | “Moaning Lisa Smile” | Creature Songs EP | View Moaning Lisa Smile

Jack Ladder & the Dreamlanders feat Sharon Van Etten | “To Keep and to Be Kept” | Playmates

Milo Greene | “On The Fence“  | Control

Viet Cong | “Continental Shelf” | Viet Cong

Kate Pierson | “Mister Sister” | Guitars and Microphones | Check out Mister Sister

Two Gallants | “Incidental” | We Are Undone

Purple | “Wallflower” | 409

Turbo Fruits | “The Way I Want” | No Control

Hot Chip | “Huarache Lights” | Why Make Sense? | Listen to Huarache Lights

The 2 Bears & Courtney Barnett | “Pedestrian at Best” | Sometimes I Sit and Think Sometimes I Just Sit

The Do | “Keep Your Lips Sealed” | Shake Shook Shaken

Guster | “Never Coming Down” | Evermotion

San Fermin | “Jack Rabbit” | Jackrabbit

Violent Mae | “Hole In My Heart” | Violent Mae

Toro y Moi | “Empty Nesters” | What For? | Listen to Empty Nesters

Hanni El Khatib | “Melt Me” | Moonlight

Jungle | “Time” | Jungle

9:00 P.M.

Amason | “Duvan” | Sky City

Django Django | “First Light” | single

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion | “Do The Get Down” | Freedom Tower – No Wave Dance Party 2015 | Get down with Do The Get Down

Lower Dens | “To Die in L.A.” | Escape from Evil | Ribbon

Twerps | “Back To You” | Range Anxiety

Menace Beach | “Come On Give Up” | Ratworld

Seinabo Sey | “Hard Time” | For Madeleine EP

Current Swell | “Gunshots” | Ulysses | Check out Gunshots

Andy Kim | “Sail On” | It’s Decided

Bjork | “Stonemilker” | Vulnicura

Villagers | “Courage” | Darling Arithmetic

Purity Ring | “Begin Again” | Another Eternity | Listen to Begin Again

Buxton | “Icebreaker” | Half A Native

Waxahatchee | “Air” | Ivy Tripp | Check out Air

Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield | “Somebody That I Used To Know” | Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith

Dodos | “Competition” | Individ

Drew Holcomb – Live @ WNRN

February 19 2015, 1:51pm
Categories: In-Studios

Drew Holcomb

Big C New Me

February 19 2015, 12:33pm
Categories: Community Connection


Charlottesville cancer survivors to receive complimentary day of pampering courtesy of Big C New Me and Bella Boutique on March 7

National non-profit organization Big C New Me will be joining Bella Boutique to help cancer.

Big C New Me

Men, women and teens are encouraged to apply now. Survivors reclaim their power, beauty and worth with a complete makeover, hair/wig styling and a professional photo shoot on March 7, 2015. This event is especially significant to the salon, having lost their owner Thom Dobbins, to pancreatic cancer in 2012.

15 cancer survivors (men, women and teens) will participate. Photography services are being donated by local photographer Martyn Kyle of Pernmoot Photography.

Food and beverages are being donated by Whole Foods and Thistle Gate Vineyard.

Eloise is loaning clothing to the participants for the photo shoot.

WHEN: Saturday March 7 from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Bella Boutique 106 S. 1st Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

The Haven – 8K and 4K

February 17 2015, 11:21am
Categories: Community Connection

Hi I’m Eleis Lester from The Haven. The Haven is a safe and welcoming day shelter for the homeless and very poor of Central Virginia. Serving over 85 people daily, The Haven provides respite for the weary and transformation for the ready. In this spirit of help we invite you to the Run for Home 8K Run or 4K Walk. Runners, walkers, families, baby joggers are all invited to participate in The Run for Home 8k run/ 4k walk to benefit The Haven, located in downtown Charlottesville. The race will kick off at 8am on Saturday, March 17th on the Downtown Mall. All participants will receive a Haven fleece cap, a homemade breakfast will be served during an awards ceremony in The Haven’s sanctuary immediately following the race. This year’s race is sponsored by Virginia National Bank. More information on the race including registration or volunteering.

The LocalMotive – February 15, 2015

February 16 2015, 4:54pm
Categories: The Localmotive


Richmond Montessori School

February 16 2015, 11:24am
Categories: Community Connection

Accredited by the American Montessori Society and Virginia Association of Independent Schools. Richmond Montessori School is one of only four AMS accredited schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia; it is one of two schools with dual AMS/VAIS accreditation. Richmond Montessori School is a diverse environment that has promoted self-motivation, confidence, and academic excellence since 1965.  We are currently enrolling primary, elementary, and middle school aged students. More information.

Culture Connection for February 16 – 22

February 16 2015, 6:01am
Categories: Culture Connection

One play, on ballet and some art on display.  Thus is this week’s WNRN Culture Connection- A musical version of Jane Austin’s Mansfield Park, the ballet version of Don Quixote and portraits by Lucian Freud.

To learn more about these featured events, click on the link below.  To hear a podcast of this week’s Culture Connection, click on the “play” triangle at the bottom of the page.


Don Quixote:

Lucien Freud:

Mansfield Park:




Enjoy the week and… get out there and get cultured.


The Culture Maven

Wake-Up Call: Poverty Simuation in Charlottesville

February 15 2015, 12:34pm
Categories: Sunday Morning Wake Up Call

Rick Moore has assembled a group to discuss how poverty affects the Charlottesville area. Alicia Lenahan, President of Piedmont CASA, the Court Appointed Special Advocates work for children whose parents are unable or unwilling to keep their children safe. Ridge Schuyler, director of Charlottesvile Works Initiative, helping local residents find decent work. Although minimum wage is $14K a year, for a Mother with two children to work and commute in Charlottesville, she would need to make about $34K a year. Along with Susan Goins-Eplee, MSN, RN, Bilingual Community Health Nurse for Jefferson Area CHiP, working with parents to make healthy homes, to help interpret, not only the language barrier, but also to interpret and navigate the healthcare system.

On Saturday, February 21 these groups, headed by Piedmont CASA will put on the Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS). The goal for the 80 participants is to keep a roof over their head and get their bills paid with a kit to role-play the life of a low-income family. More details on the CAPS simulation here.

More information about Piedmont CASA at, information about Charlottesville Works Initiative at, and information about Jefferson area CHiP at


SHE – Shelter for Help in Emergency

February 15 2015, 11:22am
Categories: Community Connection

We are seeking women and men from all walks of life to participate in our Winter 2015 Volunteer Training to help victims of domestic violence.  Volunteers are needed to serve on the hotline as well as Court Monitors, Children’s Program Assistants, Office Assistants, and Spanish language interpreters. Internships and other opportunities are also available. The training runs from March Third through March Nineteenth, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from six to nine pm. There will also be a full day session held on Saturday March Fourteenth for those interested in working the hotline.  For more information you can contact Robin Goldstein via email

The Haven – Pet Service

February 14 2015, 11:18am
Categories: Community Connection

Hi I’m Eleis Lester from The Haven. The Haven exists because everyone needs a place to start. It is a safe and welcoming day shelter for the homeless and very poor of Central Virginia. Serving over 85 people daily, The Haven provides respite for the weary and transformation for the ready. We invite you to the First Annual Charlottesville Pet Memorial Service on Sunday, March 1st  from 2 to 4pm. The service will include a memorial slideshow, guided meditation and selected readings. Refreshments and sharing of stories to follow. This service is being sponsored by Dr. Cheryl Thorpe of Sage Veterinary Services. Donations will be accepted with all proceeds benefiting The Haven. More information.

The LocalMotive – February 8, 2015

February 9 2015, 4:57pm
Categories: The Localmotive


February Community Advisory Council

February 9 2015, 9:48am
Categories: Community Advisory Council

The next meeting of WNRN’s Community Advisory Council will take place on Wednesday, February 18th, at 7 P.M., at 2250 Old Ivy Road, Suite #2 in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Culture Connection for February 9 – 15

February 9 2015, 6:07am
Categories: Culture Connection

This week you can celebrate winter with Shakespeare’s THE WINTER’S TALE, explore the metamorphosis of  Southern social structure in post-Civil war Richmond, and warm up with thoughts of summer at a multi-media art exhibition at PVCC.

For more information on featured events click on the links below.  To hear a podcast click on the “play” triangle at the bottom of the page.

show_whipping_man_setup_sb                                          Cast of the WHIPPING MAN at VA Rep

Winter’s Tale

The Whipping Man:

Summer of Love:

Have a fabulous week!


The Culture Maven

Wake-Up Call: Storage & Transportation of Toxic Materials

February 8 2015, 12:14pm
Categories: Sunday Morning Wake Up Call

On the February 8th Wake-Up Call, Rick is joined by Upper James Riverkeeper Pat Calvert and Upper James Outreach Coordinator Rob Campbell of the James River Association to discuss the storage and transportation of toxic materials in the area. Throughout the hour, they discuss recent accidents involving toxic materials, if our methods for transportation of toxic materials are out of date, and the most effective solutions to prevent future incidents. To learn more about how you can help protect the James River through the Our River at Risk campaign, visit

Tandem Friends School presents “I’m Not Racist…Am I?”

February 8 2015, 9:29am
Categories: Community Connection

We present the film, I’m Not Racist…Am I? at the Paramount Theater on Feb. 26th, 2015 at 7 pm. This ninety minute feature documentary follows twelve New York City high school students of all different racial, ethnic and economic backgrounds for one year as they complete a series of workshops and discussions, all about race and privilege. The Director and Producer of the film will be at the event and will lead a Q&A dialogue with the audience after the viewing. More information about this film can be found online and screening info is at The Paramount’s website. This programming is supported by the Dialogue on Race initiative in the City of Charlottesville Office of Human Rights; in coordination with Tandem Friends School and Charlottesville Friends Meeting.

St. John’s Church Foundation

February 8 2015, 9:25am
Categories: Community Connection

St. John’s Church Foundation, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to ensure the historic preservation of St.John’s Church. This is a National Historic Landmark, in recognition as the original location of Patrick Henry’s “Give me liberty or give me death” speech Throughout the month of February we are encouraging you to “Fess up.” If you have not visited before you can “fess up” at the desk to learn about a complimentary tour. Then you can share your visit online with the hashtag #fessupFebruary. For more information including visitation hours check online.