Thank You, Lynchburg!

Thanks to everyone who came out to our Flip The Switch Party this week and helped us celebrate our expanded reach on 89.9 in Lynchburg!

The mission of WNRN is to strengthen communities through music, art and education. Through your support, we continue to bring you original local and national music not found anywhere else on the dial, and provide a voice for non-profit organizations and the people who staff and volunteer for them by broadcasting their stories every hour.

Thank you for being a part of our community!

April 28th, 2017|Featured, Membership|

WNRN VIP List 4/10

Concerts and Events:

1. A four pack of tickets and a parking pass to The 40th Running of the Spring Foxfield Races at Foxfield Track in Charlottesville Saturday, April 29.
2. A pair of tickets to the Deep Roots Mountain Revival Festival featuring Brandi Carlile, Dr. Dog, Lettuce and more at Marvin’s Mountaintop in Masontown, West Virginia July 20-22.
3. Two tickets to Ween at Sprint Pavilion in Charlottesville on Thursday, April 20.
4. Two tickets to Staunton Wild and Scenic Film Festival at Visualite Cinema in Staunton on Sunday, April 30.
5. A pair of tickets to Ben Folds at The Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville on Saturday, April 15.
6. Tickets for you and a friend to Pink Talking Fish at The Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville on Thursday, April 20.
7. A pair of tickets to National Theater Live in HD- Hedda Gabler at The Paramount Theater in Charlottesville Sunday, April 23.
8. Tickets for you and a friend to Paramount Presents: Casablanca 75th Anniversary Screening at The Paramount Theater in Charlottesville on Sunday, April 23.

Club Shows:

9. A pair of tickets to South Hill Banks ft. Will Overman Band at The Camel in Richmond on Friday, April 14.

10. A pair of tickets to Sallie Ford at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall in Charlottesville on Saturday, April 15.

11. Two tickets to The Shack Band at The Broadberry in Richmond on Saturday, April 15.

12. A pair of tickets to The Coathangers at The Camel in Richmond on Sunday, April 16.
13. A pair of tickets to Wild Adriatic Leopold and HIs Fiction at The Broadberry in Richmond on Tuesday, April 18.
14. A pair of tickets to Eric Krasno Band at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall in Charlottesville on Wednesday, April 19.
15. Tickets for you and a friend to Sinkane with Eric Slick (of Dr. Dog) at The Broadberry in Charlottesville on Wednesday, April 19.
16. A pair of tickets to The Mutineers, The Judy Chops, and Uncle Bengine at The Golden Pony in Harrisonburg on Wednesday, April 19.
17. A pair of tickets to Junior Brown at The Camel in Richmond on Wednesday, April 12.

18. A pair of tickets to Fear of Music: A Talking Heads Tribute at The Broadberry in Richmond Thursday, April 20.
Other:
19.  A one hour massage from Rivanna Therapeutic Bodywork ($100 value).
20. A $10 gift certificate to Rethreads: Consignment Clothing for Men & Women in Charlottesville.
21. A pair of tickets to tour Agecroft Hall ($16 value) in Richmond.
22. A free week of yoga classes ($60 value) at Let It Be Yoga in Downtown Charlottesville.
23. A $10 gift certificate for Fardowners in Crozet.
24. A $10 gift certificate for Telegraph Art and Comics on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville.
25. A $10 gift certificate for Kegney Brothers in Lynchburg.
26. A $10 gift certificate to Firefly Restaurant + Arcade in Charlottesville.
27. A $10 gift card to Beer Run in Charlottesville.
28. A $10 gift card to Kardinal Hall in Charlottesville.
April 13th, 2017|Membership|

Listener’s Choice: Desert Island Top 100

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Position Album Artist Song Played
1 Dark Side of the Moon Pink Floyd Money
2 Exile on Main St. The Rolling Stones Loving Cup
3 Abbey Road The Beatles Come Together
4 American Beauty The Grateful Dead Friend of the Devil
5 The Beatles (The White Album) The Beatles Blackbird
6 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
7 London Calling The Clash Train in Vain (Stand by Me)
8 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot Wilco Heavy Metal Drummer
9 Ok Computer Radiohead No Surprises
10 In Rainbows Radiohead Jigsaw Falling into Place
11 Waiting for Columbus Little Feat Fat Man in the Bathtub (Live)
12 Southeastern Jason Isbell Stockholm
13 Blood On The Tracks Bob Dylan Tangled up in Blue
14 Europe ’72 Grateful Dead One More Saturday Night
15 Automatic for the People R.E.M. Man on the Moon
16 Uprising Bob Marley & the Wailers Could You Be Loved
17 Layla and Other Assorted Love Song Derek & The Dominos Layla
18 Achtung Baby U2 Mysterious Ways
19 Little Earthquakes Tori Amos Crucify
20 Revolver The Beatles Eleanor Rigby
21 Animals Pink Floyd Sheep
22 Kind of Blue Miles Davis So What
23 Born to Run Bruce Springsteen Born to Run
24 Close to the Edge Yes Close To the Edge (I. The Solid Time of Cha
25 Sticky Fingers The Rolling Stones Brown Sugar
26 A Ghost Is Born Wilco Theologians
27 Tapestry Carole King I Feel the Earth Move
28 Let it Bleed The Rolling Stones Gimmie Shelter
29 Disintegration The Cure Love Song
30 Remain In Light Talking Heads Once in a Lifetime
31 Cold Roses Ryan Adams & the Cardinals Let It Ride
32 Kid A Radiohead Everything in Its Right Place
33 After The Goldrush Neil Young When You Dance I Can Really Love
34 It Still Moves My Morning Jacket One Big Holiday
35 Car Wheels On A Gravel Road Lucinda Williams Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
36 Led Zeppelin IV Led Zeppelin Rock and Roll
37 Rumours Fleetwood Mac Go Your Own Way
38 EAT A PEACH The Allman Brothers Band Midnight Rider
39 The Joshua Tree U2 I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
40 Moondance Van Morrison Moondance
41 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes Blister in the Sun
42 WHO’S NEXT The Who Baba O’Riley
43 Astral Weeks Van Morrison Sweet Thing
44 Lost In The Dream The War on Drugs Under the Pressure
45 Quadrophenia The Who Love, Reign O’er Me
46 Tim The Replacements Kiss Me on the Bus
47 The Head And The Heart The Head and the Heart Lost In My Mind
48 Without a Net The Grateful Dead Walkin’ Blues
49 Emotionalism Avett Brothers Paranoia in B Flat Major
50 Life’s Rich Pageant R.E.M. Fall on Me
51 The Bends Radiohead High and Dry
52 Hampton Comes Alive Phish Rift
53 Graceland Paul Simon Graceland
54 Harvest Neil Young Heart of Gold
55 Grace Jeff Buckley Last Goodbye
56 Hamilton (Original Broadway Lin-Manuel Miranda My Shot
57 Dire Straits Dire Straits Sultans Of Swing
58 Highway 61 Revisited Bob Dylan Like a Rolling Stone
59 Recovering The Satellites Counting Crows Angels Of The Silences
60 Nick Of Time Bonnie Raitt Nick of Time
61 Blonde On Blonde Bob Dylan Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
62 Stone Roses The Stone Roses I Wanna Be Adored
63 Wincing The Night Away The Shins Phantom Limb
64 Workingman’s Dead The Grateful Dead Uncle John’s Band
65 L.A. Woman The Doors Love Her Madly
66 The King Is Dead The Decemberists Down By The Water
67 Boylan Heights The Connells Scotty’s Lament
68 Rubber Soul The Beatles Drive My Car
69 The Band The Band Up on Cripple Creek
70 I and Love and You Avett Brothers Kick Drum Heart
71 Sublime Sublime What I Got
72 Trace Son Volt Drown
73 Love Is Hell Pt. 1 Ryan Adams Wonderwall
74 Avalon Roxy Music More Than This
75 Gold Ryan Adams New York New York
76 So Peter Gabriel Sledgehammer
77 Reckoning R.E.M. (Don’t Go Back to) Rockville
78 Ten Pearl Jam Alive
79 A Live One Phish Bouncing Around the Room
80 Eponymous R.E.M. The One I Love
81 Purple Rain Prince Let’s Go Crazy
82 Out Of Time R.E.M. Losing My Religion
83 Yield Pearl Jam Given To Fly
84 Harvest Moon Neil Young Unknown Legend
85 Physical Graffiti Led Zeppelin Trampled Under foot
86 Good Gid, M.A.A D City Kendrick Lamar Swimming Pools (Drank)
87 Ram Paul McCartney Uncle Albert/ Admiral Halsey
88 Too Far To Care Old 97’s Streets of Where I’m From
89 Tokyo NRBQ RC Cola and a Moon Pie
90 Murmur R.E.M. Radio Free Europe
91 Shack Man Medeski, Martin, & Wood Bubblehouse
92 Blue Joni Mitchell California
93 My Aim Is True Elvis Costello Alison
94 Slow Turning John Hiatt Slow Turning
95 Show Some Emotion Joan Armatrading Show Some Emotion
96 Electric Ladyland Jimi Hendrix All Along the Watchtower
97 Dookie Green Day When I Come Around
98 Into The Wild Sdtk Eddie Vedder Hard Sun
99 Paul’s Boutique Beastie Boys Hey Ladies
100 Pet Sounds The Beach Boys God Only Knows
March 27th, 2017|Featured, Membership, Miscellaneous|

WNRN VIP Member List 3/20

Concerts and Events:

1. A pair of tickets to Foxygen at The National in Richmond tomorrow, Tuesday, March 21. We will notify winners later tonight!

2. Two tickets to Infamous Stringdusters at Music in Maymont in Richmond on Saturday, July 22. 

3. Two tickets to The Shins at The National in Richmond on Wednesday, May 17.
4. Tickets for you and a friend to Spoon at The Sprint Pavilion in Charlottesville on Wednesday, July 19.

5. A pair of tickets to the Deep Roots Mountain Revival Festival  featuring Brandi Carlile, Dr. Dog, Lettuce and more at Marvin’s Mountaintop in Masontown, West Virginia July 20-22.
6. A pair of tickets to American Acoustic with Punch Brothers, I’m With Her (featuring Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O’Donovan) and Julian Lage at The Sprint Pavilion in Charlottesville on Tuesday, August 8
7. A pair of tickets to Rising Appalachia at The Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville on Friday, March 24.
8. Two tickets to Hot in Herre 2000’s Dance Party at The Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville on Saturday, March 25.
9. A pair of tickets to Michael Learned Front Porch Reflections at The Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville on Sunday, March 26.

10. A pair of tickets to Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors at The Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville on Wednesday, March 29.

Club Shows:

11. A pair of tickets to Chicano Batman at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall in Charlottesville on Friday, March 24.

12. Tickets for you and a friend to Future Prospect at The Camel in Richmond on Friday, March 24.

13. Two tickets to The Trongone Band at The Broadberry in Richmond on Friday, March 24.

14. A pair of tickets to Living Body at The Golden Pony in Charlottesville on Friday, March 24.
15. A pair of tickets to Second City’s Game Night The Academy Center of the Arts in Lynchburg on Friday, March 24.
16. A pair of tickets to Crystal Garden ft. Boyd Tinsley at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall in Charlottesville on Saturday, March 25.
17. A pair of tickets to Pretty Heavy and Stuck on a Name at The Camel in Richmond on Saturday, March 25.

18. Two tickets to Mandolin Orange at The Broadberry in Richmond on Saturday, March 25.

19. Tickets for you and a friend to The 2nd Annual Winter’s Ruin Metal Fest at The Ante Room in Charlottesville on Saturday, March 25.

20. A pair of tickets to The Trongone Band at The Golden Pony in Harrisonburg on Saturday, March 25.

21. A pair of tickets to The Honeycutters at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall in Charlottesville on Sunday, March 26.
22. A pair of tickets to Steel City Jug Slammers at The Golden Pony in Harrisonburg on Sunday, March 26.
23. A pair of tickets to Doyle (of the Misfits) at The Golden Pony in Harrisonburg Monday, March 27.

24. Two tickets to Shagwuf and High Waisted at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall in Charlottesville on Wednesday, March 29.

25. Tickets for you and a friend to WNRN Presents: Gold Connections at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall in Charlottesville on Thursday, March 30.

26. A pair of tickets to Mockstrosity Tour at The Broadberry in Richmond on Thursday, March 30.

27. Tickets for you and a friend to Lolita w/ Wally Worsley Band, Lenny, & The Seedz at The Ante Room in Charlottesville on Thursday, March 30.
Other:
28.  A one hour massage from Rivanna Therapeutic Bodywork ($100 value).
29. A $10 gift certificate to Rethreads: Consignment Clothing for Men & Women in Charlottesville.
30. A pair of tickets to tour Agecroft Hall ($16 value) in Richmond.
31. A three class pack ($60 value) to Let It Be Yoga in Downtown Charlottesville.
32. A $10 gift certificate for Fardowners in Crozet.
33. A $10 gift certificate for Telegraph Art and Comics on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville.
34. A $10 gift certificate for Kegney Brothers in Lynchburg.
35. A $10 gift certificate to Firefly Restaurant + Arcade in Charlottesville.
36. A $10 gift card to Beer Run in Charlottesville.
37. A $10 gift card to Kardinal Hall in Charlottesville.
March 21st, 2017|Membership|

Desert Island Albums: WNRN Staff Picks

We’ve asked you, our listeners, to tell us your top 5 albums of all time — that is, the ones you come back to again and again — that you’d bring if you were on a desert island. We’re joining in on the fun, too! Find our WNRN staff picks below and tune in on Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26, when we’ll be counting down your favorites!

 

Ed Mond, co-host of The Dead & Phriends: 

  1. Paul Simon, Graceland
  2. Phish, Hampton Comes Alive
  3. Grateful Dead, Europe ’72
  4. Led Zeppelin, Houses of the Holy
  5. Little Feat, Waiting For Columbus

 

Mike Nichols, co-host of Les Temps Perdue:

  1. A Tribe Called Quest, Low End Theory
  2. Prince, Purple Rain
  3. Jon Spencer Bllues Explosion, Orange
  4. The Clash, The Clash
  5. Michael Jackson, Off The Wall

 

Ian Solla-Yates:

  1. R.E.M., Reckoning
  2. The Hold Steady, Boys and Girls in America
  3. LCD Soundsystem, This Is Happening
  4. Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, Cold Roses
  5. Jason Isbell, Southeastern

 

Jaclyn Piermarini:

  1. Nick Drake, Bryter Layter
  2. Darrell Scott, Aloha From Nashville
  3. Son Volt, Trace
  4. Guru, Jazzmatazz
  5. Television, Marquee Moon

 

 Lauren Velardi:
  1. Talking Heads, Stop Making Sense
  2. Interpol, Antics
  3. The Beatles, Abbey Road
  4. Jay Z, MTV Unplugged
  5. The Shins, Wincing the Night Away

 

Desiré Moses:

  1. Ryan Adams, I Do Not Feel Like Being Good EP
  2. Radiohead, In Rainbows
  3. Shakey Graves, And The War Came
  4. Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, Live at Radio City
  5. Bob Dylan, No Direction Home Bootleg Vol 7

 

Sidney Sharp:

  1. Paul Weller, Paul Weller
  2. Buckingham Nicks, Buckingham Nicks
  3. John Martyn, No Little Boy
  4. Carl Anderson, Risk of Loss
  5. Marcus King Band, Soul Insight
March 20th, 2017|Featured, Membership|

Side Tracks

usbGet your copy of “Side Tracks” when you make any increase to your existing Evergreen membership. You can get “Side Tracks” as a .zip file or on a customized WNRN USB drive! Preview “Side Tracks” here.

“Side Tracks” features the following songs:

  1. The Hill & Wood – Jericho
  2. Rob Cheatham – Follow You Home
  3. Lowland Hum – Olivia
  4. Avers – Low

 

March 17th, 2017|Membership, Miscellaneous|

Desert Island Albums: WNRN’s Anne Williams

We’ve asked you, our listeners, to tell us your top 5 albums of all time — that is, the ones you come back to again and again — that you’d bring if you were on a desert island. We’re joining in on the fun, too! WNRN’s Anne Williams shared her essential listening – find her picks below and tune in on Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26, when we’ll be counting down your favorites!

  1. Kate Bush, Hounds of Love
  2. Ryan Adams, Gold
  3. Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Raising Sand
  4. Michael Franti and Spearhead, Yell Fire
  5. Kirsty MacColl, Tropical Brainstorm
March 16th, 2017|Membership|

Desert Island Albums: WNRN’s Melissa Goode

We’ve asked you, our listeners, to tell us your top 5 albums of all time — that is, the ones you come back to again and again — that you’d bring if you were on a desert island. We’re joining in on the fun, too! WNRN’s Melissa Goode shared her essential listening – find her picks below and tune in on Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26, when we’ll be counting down your favorites!

  1. Nick Drake, Five Leaves Left
  2. Fleet Foxes, Fleet Foxes
  3. Prince, Purple Rain Soundtrack
  4. The Cure, Disintegration
  5. Josh Ritter, The Historical Conquests Of Josh Ritter
March 16th, 2017|Membership|

Desert Island Albums: WNRN’s Tad Abbey

We’ve asked you, our listeners, to tell us your top 5 albums of all time — that is, the ones you come back to again and again — that you’d bring if you were on a desert island. We’re joining in on the fun, too! WNRN’s Tad Abbey shared his essential listening – find his picks below and tune in on Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26, when we’ll be counting down your favorites!

  1. Phish, Rift
  2. John Coltrane, My Favorite Things
  3. Miles Davis, Birth of the Cool
  4. Jimi Hendrix, Are You Experienced?
  5. The Beatles, Abbey Road
March 15th, 2017|Membership, Miscellaneous|

Desert Island Albums: WNRN General Manager Mark Keefe

We’ve asked you, our listeners, to tell us your top 5 albums of all time — that is, the ones you come back to again and again — that you’d bring if you were on a desert island. We’re joining in on the fun, too! WNRN’s General Manager and Program Director, Mark Keefe, shared his essential listening – find his picks below and tune in on Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26, when we’ll be counting down your favorites!

  1. Miles Davis, Kind of Blue
  2. Talk Talk, The Colour of Spring
  3. Nick Drake, Bryter Layter
  4. Roxy Music, Avalon
  5. The Clash, London Calling
March 15th, 2017|Membership|