• Free Weekly Download: Nikki Lane

    Free Weekly Download: Nikki Lane

    Americana outlaw Nikki Lane has gambled on life and love in L.A., New York and Nashville, but she finds a unique outlet in songwriting and an explosive stage presence. Lane will release her third album, […]

  • Culture Connection for the week of January 16th – January 22nd

    Culture Connection for the week of January 16th – January 22nd

    In Harrisonburg, James Madison University’s ArtWork Gallery on Grace street presents new exhibitions every two weeks. This is a student run gallery featuring works from their undergraduate and graduate students.

    In Charlottesville, this is the final […]

  • New Morning Picks, January 10, 2016

    New Morning Picks, January 10, 2016

    The Infamous Stringdusters are the hosts of The Festy Experience (Columbus Day weekend) in Nelson County. Last year’s CD, Ladies and Gentlemen, allowed them to team up with the some of the best female voices […]

  • NPR Tiny Desk Contest

    NPR Tiny Desk Contest

    The Tiny Desk Contest is back!

    NPR is running the Tiny Desk Contest again this year with the sponsorship of Lagunitas Brewing Co.  The winner of the contest will play a Tiny Desk concert behind Bob […]

  • The Year in Numbers

    The Year in Numbers

    This Year WNRN made huge strides toward providing independent music radio to the greater central Virginia area. Check out our infographic of 2016 in numbers.

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Take 2@2 Friday, January 20, 2017

Take 2@2 for Friday, January 20th, 2017 we tempt our sweet tooth. Twenty years ago today Ben & Jerry’s announced […]

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Take 2@2 Thursday, January 19, 2017

Take 2@2 for Thursday, January 19th, 2017 we celebrate the 60th birthday of Mickey Virtue. Mickey along with Astro, and […]

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Take 2@2 Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Take 2@2 for Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 we put an ear to a new cover of a cover. In 1973, […]

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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.

  • Lynchburg Grows

Hear Together: Lynchburg Grows

More than a quarter of Lynchburg residents live in a food desert, according to a study by the USDA, more […]

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Hear Together: North Branch School

In the  foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, there is a non-profit school called North Branch. The school is dedicated […]

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Hear Together: Tech for Troops

Walking into the workshop of Tech for Troops in Richmond is like a trip down memory lane. High ceilings and […]

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What Our Listeners are Saying

WNRN is the first station on my dial and the only station that offers that ‘just’ right’ blend of artists I love and new music discoveries. Music news and local sponsors are also reasons I enjoy listening to NRN have been a faithful listener for the past 13 years.
Nathan F., Charlottesville, VA
When we moved to Cville six years ago, we didn’t really have strong community ties. About a year after our move, we started volunteering at the station, and it finally felt like we were home. Now five years later, some of our best local friends came from relationships built through NRN. Thanks for helping to make Charlottesville a true community for us!
Kristy and Adam, Charlottesville, VA
I love the mix of new and older music!! I moved to Harrisonburg a year ago from Maryland and there is nothing like WNRN there. I listen to it daily. It’s amazing to me that this station can bring so much musical joy to me!
Karen S., Harrisonburg, VA
Best music radio station I’ve ever heard. Love the range of new music, the local commitment, and of course the giveaways! Thanks for keeping the spirit of good radio alive and for giving back to nonprofits with the community connection.
Laura A., Fredericksburg, VA
I was introduced to WNRN by my girlfriend, just as we first started dating. You could say we fell in love to many of the songs played on this station. She’s currently serving overseas but we can still listen to the online stream together. Thanks WNRN!
Ben P., Milton, FL
I want to take this opportunity to thank you, and everyone at WNRN, for the pleasure you bring every day, all day long, and the joy of discovering new artists, or new songs by old favorites. I love being able to support my favorite station!
Brenda M., Amherst, VA
I listen to WNRN all the time–I love it. I grew up in Charlottesville (and went to UVa). I now live in Washington, DC and still listen online/on the app. You all play the songs I love and you also introduce me to great new music.
Martha F. , Washington, D.C.
Love the music selection and the lack of ads. Hoping to help support keeping your signal going strong in Richmond!
Stacey S. , Richmond, VA.
Love all of your programming. Love hearing new music. No commercials! Member benefits are nice too!
Matt F. , Charlottesville, VA
I love the new music. I think it’s great you guys support the local guys and you know what sounds good. I don’t have to worry about hearing a song over and over again or be bothered with annoying commercials.
Chester R. , Waynesboro, VA
Awesome radio station – love the music. Love the weekly emails for contests too. Even if I don’t win, I get to hear about upcoming events.
Jane E. , Charlottesville, VA
WNRN provides great music and supports our incredible local music scene as well. As music lovers and musicians, we appreciate both!
Keith and Jennifer M., Charlottesville, VA
Best station ever! It’s that simple. (I have pledged regularly since spring of 2004 and even listened/pledged when I lived in North Carolina for a few years, though we’re back in Cville now.)
Seamane F., Charlottesville, VA
WNRN is the only station where we can hear the artists and music we love. And of course Grateful Dead and Phriends on Saturday mornings!
Andy H., Richmond, VA
WNRN is the first station on my dial and the only station that offers that ‘just right’ blend of artists I love and new music discoveries. Music news and local sponsors are also reasons I enjoy listening to NRN and have been a faithful listener for the past 13 years.
Nathan F., Charlottesville, VA
It’s more than a radio station – it’s our morning ritual; highly respect the music choices made by Anne Williams. Thanks for bringing in World Cafe – now we stay tuned to WNRN morning and evening. Awesome station!
Catherine L., 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
Love the programming! Love the fact that you are not listening to the same 10-50 songs over and over and over again! Love to support local and not for profit entities. You guys are great!
Jeff L. , Midlothian, VA
No other station out there like it! Always hearing great new music and old favorites!
Sydney H. , Lynchburg, VA
Discovered the station and the awesome selection played while I was in VA hiking on the AT. Fell in love!
Kathleen L. , Brandford, CT
Long time listener. Love WNRN and its programs. Especially Dead and Phriends on Saturday mornings. Just moved but still listen and love the app. Thank you WNRN!
Casey P., Portsmouth, VA
WNRN supports local musicians and local charities and businesses. Their music selection is the best around, and they introduce me to bands I’ve never heard of, and usually end up loving! I love this station.
Erin F. , Richmond, VA

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