WRIR-LP 97.3 FM is an independent, all volunteer, nonprofit community public radio station licensed to Richmond, Virginia, serving Metro Richmond. It is the largest low power FM station of its kind in the United States. WRIR-LP is owned and operated by Virginia Center For Public Press. The station's studios are located on West Broad Street and its transmitter is located northeast of downtown Richmond. WRIR-LP started broadcasting on January 1, 2005.
|Broadcast area||Metro Richmond|
|Branding||Richmond Independent Radio|
Adult Album Alternative
|Callsign meaning||W Richmond Independent Radio|
|Owner||Virginia Center For Public Press|
WRIR airs underrepresented music, news and views in order to provide a platform for cultural diversity in Richmond. In other words, we play what other stations won’t. We are also a true community radio station. This means we are locally owned and, by charter, can never be bought out by any non-local entity. WRIR also represents the community by its many volunteers. WRIR’s FCC license to operate is held by the nonprofit group, Virginia Center for Public Press (VCPP). VCPP is a 501(c)3 organization that’s funded through contributions from listeners, underwriting sponsorships and grants.
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