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  • Decade of Difference: James Taylor

    Decade of Difference: James Taylor

    Released in 1970, James Taylor’s album, Sweet Baby James, is his second album, but first for Warner Brothers. While he was recording his first album, his friend Suzanne committed suicide. Writing “Fire and Rain” Taylor […]

  • Coming Up On World Cafe…

    Coming Up On World Cafe…

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    Rock ‘n’ roll legend Chuck Berry recently passed away at the age of 90. Three months after his death, Berry’s final album, Chuck, was released — one last gift to all his […]

  • WNRN Free Weekly Download: Deer Tick “Jumpstarting”

    WNRN Free Weekly Download: Deer Tick “Jumpstarting”

    Deer Tick took an unplanned hiatus following their 10 year anniversary tour. After four years apart the Rhode Island band decided to return to the studio following their Newport Folk Festival after party shows. Deer […]

  • New Morning Picks, August 15, 2017

    New Morning Picks, August 15, 2017

    Not Dark Yet is the first collaborative effort from sisters, Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer. The prelude to this covers album was a few tours that they did together starting in 2010. Covers include Bob […]

  • The Best of 2017 (So Far)

    The Best of 2017 (So Far)

    We’ve hit the midway point of the summer, so here at WNRN, we’re taking stock of the best music of the first half of 2017. From new releases to can’t-miss concerts, we bring you our favorite music moments so […]

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Decade of Difference: James Taylor

Released in 1970, James Taylor’s album, Sweet Baby James, is his second album, but first for Warner Brothers. While he […]

  • Chuck Berry

Coming Up On World Cafe…

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Rock ‘n’ roll legend Chuck Berry recently passed away at the age of 90. Three months after […]

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Take 2@2 Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Take 2@2 for Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 we travel back 30 years ago… again. 1987, was a fun year for […]

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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.

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Hear Together: Camp Holiday Trails

“We focus on the camper and not the illness. Campers better learn to manage their diagnosis, whether it be a camper […]

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Hear Together: Horizon Behavioral Health

“I think we’ve come a long way in removing stigma so people aren’t afraid to say they have a mental […]

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Hear Together: The Listening

A father, an artist, and a mental health worker ends up in Lynchburg, and wants to find a way to bring […]

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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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