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  • Coming Up On World Cafe…

    Coming Up On World Cafe…

    Monday, June 26, 2017

    Phoenix holed up in an old Paris opera house in 2014 to begin recording their new album Ti Amo. The French band turned their feelings of unrest about the tumultuous times around […]

  • Grateful Dead Night With The Charlottesville Tom Sox

    Grateful Dead Night With The Charlottesville Tom Sox

    Thanks to everyone who joined us at the ballpark last weekend for Grateful Dead Night with The Charlottesville Tom Sox! We hope you had as great a time as we did!

    To stay up-to-date with the […]

  • WNRN Free Weekly Download: Super Doppler “The Clap”

    WNRN Free Weekly Download: Super Doppler “The Clap”

    Super Doppler are a bunch of Norfolk, VA musicians that have laid the groundwork from their early beginnings as high school friends to an incessant touring act.  The band has a new album called Moonlight Anthem that […]

  • New Morning Picks, June 20, 2017

    New Morning Picks, June 20, 2017

    Zephaniah OHora is a New York City-based singer-songwriter who showed his love of Ernest Tubb, Ray Price, Marty Robbins  as well as trucker anthems and country classics with the creation of  The 18 Wheelers. This Highway […]

  • CACF 50th Anniversary Celebration

    CACF 50th Anniversary Celebration

    The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation was established 50 years ago with the goal of creating “an engine for positive change” in Charlottesville, Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Nelson and Orange. Through philanthropy, the Community Foundation works […]

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Coming Up On World Cafe…

Monday, June 26, 2017

Phoenix holed up in an old Paris opera house in 2014 to begin recording their new album […]

Live at 5, Friday, June 23

When Joe Bonamassa was 12 he opened for B.B. King and over the past decade plus he has become a […]

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Take 2@2 for Friday, June 23, 2017

Take 2@2 for Friday, June 23rd, 2017 we celebrate Mick Fleetwood’s 70th birthday one day early. In August of 1967, […]

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Why support WNRN?

We depend on the support of our members and underwriters, but in addition to that, WNRN hopes to provide a community for its membership and sponsors – a community where like-minded individuals can come together to hear great music, experience local events, and build friendships and partnerships.

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Hear Together

Our commitment to being a voice for our community extends to sharing the real issues facing us, and together in partnership with the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, helping to identify ways to get involved and make a difference. Through our new Hear Together profiles, we hope to shed light on the issues that face our area and inspire awareness and action.

Hear Together: Wildrock

Wildrock is a nature playscape located on 28 acres of land next to Patricia Byrom Park in North Albemarle County. With its […]

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Hear Together: Love Forward Foundation

Having a parent that’s absent can be difficult, but when the absence is due to a jail sentence the stigma […]

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Hear Together: RideShare

Between traffic congestion and gas prices, a solo drive to work can be a headache. RideShare works to link up […]

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What Our Listeners are Saying

Grew up listening to WNRN and so excited to finally become a member! WNRN has directly influenced the music I listen to and the businesses I choose to support!
Rebecca M., Richmond, VA
Excellent. Keeps me going on long days at work.
Greg M., Mills River, NC
Favorite station all the time! Especially love Dead Show and Fresh Roots New Blues. Thank you for playing great music!
Lorna G., Charlottesville, VA
I love this station! My favorite part is hearing about local bands I love and finding out about new artists I wouldn’t be exposed to on other stations. Thank you so much!
Katelin N., Gwynn, VA
I love WNRN. I’ve learned about so many amazing musicians. Plus whenever I email the station when I’ve missed the name of the artist, someone always emails me back quickly to answer my question.
Nellie B., Richmond, VA
I love the station and variety of music that is played. Have discovered many new artists that I have added to my personal playlists.
Jan, Staunton, VA
Keep bringing us the great mix of music and the new artists that stir the soul and keep telling us about the many options to see and hear quality music in Richmond and central Virginia and west to the Valley!
Andy S., Midlothian, VA
Keep up the rockin’ tuneage!
Zachary B., Richmond, VA.
Love the variety, the support of local musicians, knowledgable DJ’s.
Susan, Scottsville, VA
Love you guys! I can’t begin to tell you them amount of music I have discovered since I started listening. Keep up the great work!
Jeff C., Madison Heights, VA
Moved to Lynchburg from NYC almost 5 years ago and as a music lover I was thrilled to find WNRN. It is like WNRN was curated to my own personal tastes in music. A great source for new music and a huge asset for Central Virginia. WNRN stacks up with best radio stations in the country. Thank you for all that you do!
Dan H., Lynchburg, VA
My whole family supports WNRN. It is practically the only station we listen to. Even our college student, on his Ramen budget, donates monthly. Thank you WNRN.
Tara W., Lynchburg, VA
This will be my third year of membership with WNRN, still the best radio station I have ever listened to. Love listening to Tad and Melissa’s shows while I’m working. Thanks for all the great music, and for the community support.
Tom, Charlottesville, VA
We have listened and supported WNRN forever. Evenings we used to switch channels for World Cafe — now, we never have to change the channel. Will continue to support this station for the wonderful music, and generous and knowledgeable people who run WNRN. It is our station!
Catherine, Manakin Sabot, VA
I love WNRN. I listen now matter where I live or travel. This station is one of my all-time favorite things. Thanks for being so amazing, WNRN!
Kate T., Tampa, FL
I’ve listened to different programs on WNRN for many years. Growing up in Amherst County fifteen years ago, I listened to Acoustic Sunrise and the Saturday night Boombox show. During college in Charlottesville, I continued as an enthusiastic listener of the station including the bluegrass Sunday morning show. I’ve lived in New York now for ten years and listen to the general program nearly everyday on the app and particularly like the World Cafe. I really appreciate the diverse content that I can’t find anywhere else.
Justin N., New York, NY
I love WNRN. I listen now matter where I live or travel. This station is one of my all-time favorite things. Thanks for being so amazing, WNRN!
Kate T. , Tampa, FL
Best music on the radio. Great current songs blended with great older stuff. Dead and Phriends on Saturday must listen show. But you are my go to music station any time of the day.
Jay and Laura, Charlottesville, VA
By far my favorite radio station I have ever listened to. You guys never play a bad song and I continue to grow my music library because of you guys. I absolutely love it!
Jordan N., Charlottesville, VA
For the great on-air music, live shows, and community support! Independent radio is crucial to the fabric of the Central Virginia community!
Neil B., Sweet Briar, VA
Good morning, WNRN! Your wonderfully rich, eclectic and inspiring music/programming is very much appreciated here in Richmond! Many of us have been listening for years and carry WNRN with us around the home and to the workplace. Many-a-day will start with ‘Acoustic Sunrise’ and wind-down with the ‘World Café’. Keep up the fantastic work – Richmond loves what y’all do at WNRN!
Jonathan G., Richmond, VA
I grew up around Charlottesville and have listened to WNRN as long as it’s been on the air. Traveling and living in other places, I’ve realized how unique and amazing my hometown radio station is. I still stream it and tell my friends.
Jenica F., Cedar City, UT

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