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Harlem Wizards Game

March 3 2015, 6:04pm
Categories: Community Connection


The Harlem Wizard’s basketball team is coming to Nelson Middle School, Tuesday March 17 at 7:00pm. (Doors open at 6:00pm)

At a Wizards game, fans will witness a magical display of tricks, fancy passing and aerodynamic athleticism combined with high-energy comedy and audience interaction! Two hours of family fun where parents, grandparents, and kids can all laugh together!

General Admission tickets –Adult $12 Student $10

Tickets can be purchased at Nelson Middle School from now until the day of the game, March 17th. Tickets are also available online at

Piedmont Master Gardeners – Annual Spring Plant Sale & Gardener’s Help Desk

March 3 2015, 5:23pm
Categories: Community Connection

You are invited to our Annual Spring Plant Sale and Gardener’s Help Desk. This event is taking place on Saturday, May Second from nine to noon at the Ix Complex in Downtown Charlottesville. You can get ready for spring with this horticultural event designed for the whole family. The Piedmont Master Gardeners and the Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards offer their annual Spring Plant Sale and Gardeners’ Help Desk with a selection of perennials, annuals, vegetables, herbs, native plants, and houseplants all grown by the Piedmont Master Gardeners.  The Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards will be on hand with a selection of young trees and advice on how to grow them. You can find more information online.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Central & Eastern Virginia Chapter – WALK MS Charlottesville

March 3 2015, 5:17pm
Categories: Community Connection

You are invited to join us for Walk MS Charlottesville. This year’s fundraising walk will be on Saturday, March Twenty-Eighth. The walk begins at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion on the Downtown Mall. The walker check-in begins at nine am and the walk kicks off at ten am. There will be both a one mile and three mile route for you to choose from.  Walk MS raises money to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. You can find more information or registration head to our website.

Fifth Annual Crozet Swing Dance Fundraiser

March 3 2015, 11:29am
Categories: Community Connection


Fifth Annual Crozet Swing Dance Fundraiser

Saturday, March 14, 2014, from 8 to 11 PM

at the Field School, 1408 Crozet Avenue (across from Crozet Elementary)

The dance is a fundraiser for the Crozet Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) and the Western Albemarle Rescue Squad (WARS)

Admission is a $20 per person donation. Active duty first responders get in free . 100% of the admission dollars will go to these agencies.

A free swing dance lesson by Swing Dance instructors Jessica and Taylor Moore will be offered at 7:00 PM followed by three hours of music from 8-11 pm.

Music is being donated by the local band, Salute to Swing, a 16 piece big band provides great dancing and listening music from the forties and fifties.

Light refreshments and snacks, including beer and wine will be available.

The Crozet Community Association will hold a pie contest and a Pi costume contest for all ages, since it’s 3/14/15, which is the first five digits of Pi, 3.1415.

You can bake a pie, buy raffle tickets to be a judge of the pies, buy a slice of pie or where a “Pi” or “pie” costume. However you slice it, it’s fun for the whole family.

Last but not least – we need your help. It takes a village to put on a swing dance. If you can help for an hour or so, bake a pie, provide drinks or snacks, please sign-up at:

Many organizations in Crozet are helping put on this event. Be sure to thank: Lions Club, AMP Design, the Crozet Gazette, and of course, the Crozet Community Association (CCA)) Thanks for your support and assistance.

So get together with your co-workers, neighbors, or book club together and come to dance and/or listen at the fourth Annual Crozet Swing Dance this Saturday, March 14. Bring your dancing shoes and have a wonderful evening

Thanks for your support of your local first responders.

Jefferson-Madison Regional Library – Spring Book Sale

March 3 2015, 10:02am
Categories: Community Connection

For 50 years the Friends of the Library have been holding book sales to raise money for the programs and special projects of the public library system in Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson. This spring, the sale will run March 21st through March 29th in the lower level of the Gordon Avenue Library. All sales of books, CDs, videos, DVDs, LPs, puzzles and games will benefit our public library system, the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library.  For more information you can write us, or visit us online.

WNRN VIP Member Offers – March 2, 2015

March 2 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 Alabama Shakes at nTelos Wireless Pavilion on Tuesday, June 9.

2. Tickets for you and a friend to The Road to Delfest with The Travelin’ McCourys featuring Billy Nershi and Jeff Austin Band at The Jefferson Theater on Saturday, March 7.

3. Two tickets to Chris Howdyshell at Clementine in Harrisonburg on Friday, March 6.

4. Two tickets to see The Southern Belles at The Camel on Friday, March 6.

5. A pair of passes to see LYAO Comedy Showcase featuring Rob Delaney at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall on Friday, March 6.

6. Two tickets to see Antero at The Camel on Saturday, March 7.

7. Tickets for you and a friend to see The Findells + Lucy Dacus + Sleeptalker at Clementine in Harrisonburg on Saturday, March 7.

8. A pair of passes to Jason Boland & The Stragglers, and Cody Canada and the Departed at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall on Sunday, March 8.

9. Two tickets to see Current Swell at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall on Monday, March 9.

10. Tickets for you and a friend to see Cymbals Eat Guitars at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall on Tuesday, March 10.

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

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

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

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

Wake-Up Call: Youth Council of Charlottesville

March 1 2015, 12:25pm
Categories: Sunday Morning Wake Up Call

This week Rick is joined by the Co-Chairs of Charlottesville’s Youth Council, Mo Brown and Ramsey Byrne, along with Areeb Khan, UVA advisor to the Youth Council. The group works with city council and features 17 members aged 13-18. The purpose of Youth Council is to advise the council and inform the community about issues that affect youth, and makes recommendations on how they feel Charlottesville can be a better city.

Scottsville Museum – Sheridan’s Raid

March 1 2015, 8:48am
Categories: Community Connection

Hello, I’m Lydia Wilson from the Scottsville Museum. You are invited to the Commemoration of the One-Hundred-Fiftieth Anniversary of Sheridan’s Raid. We will mark when the Civil War came to Scottsville. On Monday, March 6, 1865, the Union Army invaded and destroyed bridges, over two dozen homes, factories, and mills.  During the weekend of March sixth through the eighth we hold events to observe this historic event.  You can visit the History Mobile, a traveling museum of the Civil War in Virginia. There will be Museum Exhibits: Featuring artifacts of Sheridan’s raid, the lives of African-American families, and women in mourning after the war. There will also be a self-guided walking tour, a parade featuring the 2nd U.S. Cavalry and fifty horses on Saturday, March seventh, and several other events. You can learn more and see an event schedule online .

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


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