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Volunteer with WRIR 97.3 FM

WRIR-LP 97.3 FM is an all volunteer, nonprofit community radio station. It is the largest low power FM station of its kind in the country. Thank you for your interesting in volunteering with WRIR. We look forward to learning more about you.


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Currently we require all volunteers to be vaccinated to enter the station and wear masks when working with other folks, outside of talking on the mic. If you aren't vaccinated you can still participate remotely but the time being are limiting access to the studio

*Court ordered volunteering requires automatic background check.

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What skills and talents can you bring to WRIR? What skills and talents do you hope to gain from volunteering for WRIR?
How Do You Want To Be Involved?

Volunteers manage the operation and host the programs heard on WRIR. The station is organized into teams who manage the many aspects of the station. Teams meet throughout the year either at the station or virtually. Check the ones that most interest you. The volunteer coordinator will forward your contact info to team members who will contact you.

Plan and volunteer at events that benefit WRIR. You'll work with music clubs, artists, galleries, small businesses & meet people in the community.
If you have in-depth knowledge of a particular genre, interested in hosting a show, training to be a substitute DJ, or just want to hang with music aficionados, do it with our DJs.
WRIR is growing it's audience through new and traditional media. Get real-world experience promoting the station in and out of our studios.
Are you the smartest person in the room? Share your knowledge by hosting or producing WRIR's news and public affairs programs.
Be the "station buzzkill." Learn the ins & out of the complexities of FCC rules and regulations.
Gain valuable experience in grant writing, donor relations and development.
Help with the technical side of WRIR.
Get experience running live sound for bands performing in our studio.
The fine print (you knew there had to be some)

Filling out this form does not obligate you in any way. It merely expresses your interest in volunteering with WRIR. EMAIL IS OUR MAIN FORM OF STATION COMMUNICATION. WRIR will not share your email outside of WRIR business. WRIR will conduct a background check once you are a full fledged volunteer.

WRIR airs unrepresented music, news and views in order to provide a platform for cultural diversity in Richmond.