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  • Coming Up On World Cafe…

    Coming Up On World Cafe…

    Monday, July 24, 2017

    On the World Cafe today is Jason Isbell, one of Nashville’s most acclaimed singer-songwriters, who recently released a new album called The Nashville Sound. Hear him discuss the dual meaning behind the […]

  • Thanks For Joining Us At Red Wing V

    Thanks For Joining Us At Red Wing V

    Red Wing Roots Music Festival V was one for the books! We had a great weekend with our members, volunteers and friends, and want to thank everyone for making this festival something we look forward to year after year. A special […]

  • WNRN Free Weekly Download: Son Little “Blue Magic”

    WNRN Free Weekly Download: Son Little “Blue Magic”

    Son Little took a break from touring to spend time in Australia.  The songs he wrote there became the backbone of his new album New Magic coming on September 15th.  Son Little will play The Southern Cafe and Music […]

  • New Morning Music Picks, July 11, 2017

    New Morning Music Picks, July 11, 2017

    Black Crowes’ lead singer, Chris Robinson, has released a new song getting us ready for the release of the full length, Barefoot in the Head, on July 21 and the upcoming tour (Jefferson Theater, August […]

  • Anne’s Road Trip Essentials, Summer 2017

    Anne’s Road Trip Essentials, Summer 2017

    It was so much fun putting together a list last year. It is time to do this again and give a “best of 2017 so far” look at what is out there. Most are just […]

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  • Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit

Coming Up On World Cafe…

Monday, July 24, 2017

On the World Cafe today is Jason Isbell, one of Nashville’s most acclaimed singer-songwriters, who recently released […]

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Take 2@2 Friday, July 21, 2017

Take 2@2 for Friday, July 21st, 2017 we celebrate the 70th birthday of Yusaf Isalm, Cat Stevens. In the 70’s […]

  • Blondie 701

Coming Up On World Cafe…

Friday, July 21, 2017

Blondie’s new album, Pollinator, features contributions from Sia, Charlie XCX, Blood Orange, and more. In an encore […]

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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: The PB&J Fund

The PB & J Fund is a Charlottesville-based organization that equips youth with the resources and knowledge to develop a healthy […]

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Charlottesville Municipal Band Reflects on being the Sound of the City

Despite recently losing their city and county funding during budget cuts, Director Steve Layman says the group is still very much […]

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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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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