25th Anniversary

Dead Air III at The National August 27th!

WNRN’s 25th anniversary celebration continues with the final edition of our ‘Dead Air’ Grateful Dead tribute trilogy. After two wild nights at the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville and the Academy Theatre in Lynchburg, the biggest baddest edition yet will hit The National on Saturday August 27th with 25 of our favorite Central Virginia artists covering the Grateful Dead to help to support another 25 years of great independent radio in Central Virginia on WNRN! Get yours online or at The National box office (Thursday & Friday 10am-5pm).


Watch Previous Dead Air Performances:

Thanks to our Dead Air III Sponsors:

2022-05-20T11:50:18-04:00May 18th, 2022|

Taps & Tunes Continues May 26th at Black Heath Meadery!

It’s the concert series for beer (and cider!) people. Or maybe the cider (and beer!) series for music people? Whichever the case, we’re pretty sure that we’ve got the perfect pairing for you with WNRN’s Taps & Tunes. Join us at some of Virginia’s best craft breweries as we’ll sample new WNRN-themed beverages paired perfectly with our featured artist. Scroll down to learn more!

2022-05-19T12:17:40-04:00May 1st, 2022|

See Pics From Our Earth Day River Clean Up & Concert w/Illiterate Light!

Since 2014 when we launched Hear Together, our award-winning series that spotlights organizations making a difference in our community, WNRN has highlighted hundreds of organizations and events over the airwaves. As part of our 25th anniversary celebration presented by Rockingham Insurance, we will bring the spirit of Hear Together from the airwaves into our community with a spectacular Earth Day River Clean Up & Concert featuring rock duo Illiterate Light unveiling their new bike-powered sound system. Thanks again to collaborators Rivanna River Company and the Rivanna Conservation Alliance for their efforts and to Potter’s Craft Cider, Blue Mountain Brewery, and 3 Roads Brewing for supporting our vision for this event! 

Photos by Tristan Williams

Learn More About Hear Together:

Hear Together: Live Arts

May 2nd, 2022|Comments Off on Hear Together: Live Arts

Powered by more than 1200 volunteers, Live Arts is a nonprofit community theater in downtown Charlottesville that has presented engaging plays and musicals in Central Virginia for more than 30 years. The organization's Pay-What-You-Can offering [...]

Hear Together: Strength in Peers

April 15th, 2022|Comments Off on Hear Together: Strength in Peers

Grounded in lived experience from their peer recovery specialists, Strength in Peers helps those in the community struggling with substance use, mental health, and trauma-related challenges. By centering treatment around each individual's unique situation and [...]

2022-05-19T13:48:48-04:00April 19th, 2022|

Watch our Commonwealth Holiday Showcase Performances!

Thanks again to this year’s Commonwealth Holiday Showcase performers Good Dog Nigel, Vivian Leva and Riley Calcagno, Deau Eyes and Saw Black. If you weren’t lucky enough to win passes you can watch our full December 15th performance from In Your Ear studios in Richmond below and stream our December 8th performances from our Charlottesville studio.

Dec 15th (Richmond)

Dec 8th (Charlottesville)

2021-12-20T11:09:14-05:00December 14th, 2021|