WRIR 97.3 FM Announces It’s Spring 2015 Fund Drive: Live Music and Great Local Talk

wrirpicWRIR Announces Live Music for April ’15 Fund Drive

Who: 97.3 FM WRIR
Where: 1621-B W. Broad St., Richmond, VA (above The Camel)
When: Friday, Apr 10 through Tuesday, April 21, 2015 (air times below)
What: 15 live music performances, including rock, folk, R&B, pop and more
Why: Richmond Independent Radio 97.3 FM WRIR’s $35,000 Spring Fund Drive

RICHMOND, VA. / Non-commercial WRIR broadcasts more live music than any other Richmond radio station, and this April is no exception. This spring, most of WRIR’s live broadcasts will emanate from the station’s brand new Studio C, a live broadcast facility made possible by donations and grants and scheduled for completion this week. Local favorite Goldrush is scheduled to kick off WRIR’s spring fund drive from Studio C between 3 and 5 p.m. April 10. The station’s goal is to raise at least $35,000 to meet operating expenses.

Band April ’15 Time* WRIR Program Genre
Goldrush 10 Fri 3 p.m. Pop Goes the World Pop
Fat Spirit 10 Fri 7 p.m. Time Is Tight Lo-fi Post-punk
Spirit Winds 11 Sat 6 a.m. InterTribal Native American
Kings 12 Sun 3 p.m. The Other Black Music Old School R&B
sb&c 12 Sun 11 p.m. Cosmic Slop Electronic
Lobo Marino 14 Tue 3 p.m. Wide Ear Folk Folk
Whiskey Shivers 14 Tue 7 p.m. Edge of Americana Breakneck Bluegrass
Transitones 15 Wed 7 a.m. Breakfast Blend Classic Pop
Afro-Zen Allstars 15 Wed 3 p.m. Global A Go-Go Ethiopian Jazz
Queer Rocket 16 Thu 5 p.m. Activate Punk
The Green Hearts 17 Fri 3 p.m. Pop Goes the World Power Pop
Paper Fleet 17 Fri 7 p.m. Time Is Tight Brooklyn Rock
Shadow Age 17 Fri 9 p.m. What the Fontaine?! Dark Wave
Mighty Joshua 19 Sun 5 p.m. The Motherland Influence Reggae
Ben Shirley 21 Tue 3 p.m. Wide Ear Folk Singer Songwriter
Time* program starts. Band starts gen. + ∽ 30-50 min.
Virginia Center for Public Press President (and WRIR DJ) Jesse Oremland noted, “WRIR fund drives are about much more than just raising money for the station. Hundreds of members of the community walk through the studio doors, and some hang out for a while to hear live music and mingle. The introduction of Studio C is going to make the spring 2015 fund drive extra special. It’s really gratifying when people get what we’re doing and want to help us continue.”

WRIR broadcasts underrepresented music, news, and views to provide a platform for cultural diversity in Richmond. The station conducts two on-air fund drives each year, and listener contributions are the station’s main source of income. Contributions pay for studio equipment for local news and music programs, national programming license fees, rent, and utilities. To support WRIR 97.3 FM, listeners may donate online at wrir.org, call the station at 804-622-9747, or visit the studios at 1621-B West Broad Street (on the south side of Broad, just west of Lombardy Street).

97.3 FM WRIR began broadcasting on January 1, 2005. In 2009, WRIR received a Richmond Community Service Award for outstanding commitment and service to the community from Richmond City Council. In 2010, Paste Magazine named WRIR “one of the 40 best little radio stations in the U.S,” and, for four years running, Style Weekly readers have selected WRIR as Richmond’s “best local radio station for music.” The station’s broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week from studios in Richmond’s Fan District and is heard in and near the City of Richmond, Virginia and worldwide at wrir.org. For more information about WRIR and the station’s programming, visit wrir.org or contact Matt Zoller at matt.zoller@wrir.org.

New Campus Sexual Assault Laws in Virginia

Today’s show is about the new sexual assault laws going into effect this month across Virginia.

You can listen to the show here

HB 1785. Campus police departments; sexual assault reporting. The law requires that mutual aid agreements between a campus police force and a law-enforcement agency require either the campus police force or the agency with which it has established a mutual aid agreement to notify the local attorney for the Commonwealth within 48 hours of beginning any investigation involving felony criminal sexual assault occurring on campus property or other property related to the institution of higher education. The law also requires institutions of higher education that have security departments instead of campus police forces to enter into a memorandum of understanding with a law-enforcement agency that requires similar notification to the local attorney for the Commonwealth.

HB 1930/SB 712. Institutions of higher education; reporting acts of sexual violence. The law requires any responsible employee of a public or private nonprofit institution of higher education who in the course of his employment obtains information that an act of sexual violence has been committed against a student or on campus property or other property related to the institution to report such information to the Title IX coordinator for the institution as soon as practicable, who must in turn report such information to a review committee that is required to meet within 72 hours of the receipt of such information. If the review committee determines that disclosure of the information regarding the alleged act of sexual violence is necessary to protect the health and safety of the victim or other individuals, the information, including personally identifiable information, must be reported to the law-enforcement agency responsible for investigating the alleged act. In addition, the law requires the governing board of each public or private nonprofit institution of higher education to (i) establish a written memorandum of understanding with a local sexual assault crisis center or other victim support service and (ii) adopt policies to provide victims with information on contacting such center or service. The law requires each public or private nonprofit institution of higher education to annually certify to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia that it has reviewed its sexual violence policy and requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services to monitor and report on the impact of the legislation on the workload of local victim witness programs.

SB 1193. Academic transcripts; suspension, permanent dismissal, or withdrawal from institution. The law requires the registrar of certain public and private institutions of higher education, or the other employee, office, or department of the institution that is responsible for maintaining student academic records, to include a prominent notation on the transcript of each student who has been suspended for, has been permanently dismissed for, or withdraws from the institution while under investigation for an offense involving sexual violence, defined as physical sexual acts committed against a person’s will or against a person incapable of giving consent, under the institution’s code, rules, or set of standards governing student conduct. Any notation due to a student’s suspension must be removed if the student completed the term and conditions of the suspension and has been determined by the institution to be in good standing.

Need to find a local sexual assault or rape crisis center near your school?  Look at the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance List of Member Agencies to find local centers.

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Seeking Bloggers to Join the Conversation to Prevent Sexual Violence #drivepeacehome @VActionAlliance

Carol Olson:

Our statewide coalition that both Jennifer and I are a part of is seeking bloggers or just reblog. Help spread the conversation on preventing sexual violence.

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Wonderful followers and readers,

I am asking people to join an online conversation with me on a new campaign called: Drive Peace Home #drivepeachhome. Even if you don’t blog a lot or if you do, I hope you will join me in flooding the internet talking with me and talking with your readers about how prevention of sexual and domestic violence. I am hoping people will join me in blogging about Building Healthy Futures with the Drive Peace Home Campaign and the Peace Begins at Home License plate.

For all of you in prevention, you know what to say. And here is a great new campaign to highlight the conversation this month. April is nationally recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. While you may hear from centers and cause organizations a lot this month, they do prevention all year long. National stats tell us that 1 in 4…

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John Sutter,

The V Word: An interview with John Sutter on #Rape in #Alaska @jdsutter @wrir

Today Carol interviews John Sutter, journalist from CNN on his report on the prevalence of rape in Alaska. He talks about his journey to see why Alaska has the highest incidence of rape in the nation.

You can listen to the show here

John Sutter receiving his media and journalism award from Joanne Archembault and Herman Milhollend at the EVAWI conference 2015.

John Sutter receiving his media and journalism award from Joanne Archembault and Herman Milholland at the EVAWI conference 2015.


John Sutter at CNN 

WRIR 97.3 FM Richmond Independent Radio

Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance

Shekeyah Hayes, VUU student and WRIR volunteer

The V Word: Shekeyah Hayes, student at VUU, talks about Domestic Violence on Campus

Shekeyah Hayes, student from Virginia Union University, talks about the prevalence and impact of domestic violence on campus.

You can listen to the show here

Virginia Family Violence & Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-838-8238

Know Your Limits, credited to Cambridge Rape Crisis Center

The V Word broadcast: Instructions on Not to Rape

Today Carol talks about vimeo made and distributed by Cambridge Rape Crisis Center: Know Your Limits. Help change the conversation from telling women how to avoid being raped to instead telling potential rapists how to avoid raping others.

Listen to the episode here


WRIR 97.3 FM

Virginia Family Violence & Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-838-8238

The V Word Broadcast: New legislation to support sexual assault survivors on college campuses.

Carol talks about new legislation passed in Virginia designed to provide enhanced protections and access to services for survivors of sexual assault on campus.

Listen to the show here


WRIR 97.3 FM 

Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance 

Title IX information