From email message:
Hi Oregon Hillians!
Many of you know that former Oregon Hill Resident Christopher Maxwell founded WRIR 97.3 and helped build the station while living on the Hill.
We at WRIR are in the midst of our fund drive- and sadly we have had to extend it for the first time ever because we haven’t met our goal.
Please consider donating to this public low power community radio station where many of our neighbors have volunteered their time and money.
If you haven’t heard our broadcasts, you’ve missed local news and public affairs programs like my husband John Richmond’s Richmond Education Today. Recently our neighbor Charles Pool discussed water rates during Open Source, another local news program.
Oregon Hill also is represented by multiple DJs airing music you seldom hear elsewhere on the airwaves- from our neighbor Derek Sunshine’s New Music Saloon and Greta B on River City Limits which plays music from Richmond Bands.
While our Oregon Hill neighbors volunteer their time, one of WRIR’s major expenses is paying for national programs like Living on Earth and Talk of the Nation. It was shows like these that other public radio stations weren’t airing that inspired Chris Maxwell to start work on WRIR with neighbors like Scott Burger and Tommy Birchett as well as former Oregon Hillians like Dustin Richardson.
Please support your neighbors and our community radio station. Anything helps- and we could always use more volunteers if you’re low on money.
Here’s our website
http://wrir.org/index.php?/ or just google WRIR Richmond Independent Radio.
You can donate on line, come into the station at 1621 West Broad St or call the office 622-9747 or the studio at 649-9737.