Tune into WRIR LP 97.3 FM, Richmond Community Radio on Monday, April 20, 2020 at noon and Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 1:00 PM – to hear a special broadcast of “Tea With R-P-C,” a one-hour radio special produced by the Radio Production class at Virginia Union University – with a variety of segments on politics, college sports issues, artist profiles and good eats. You can also tune into the show on WRIR.ORG and it will be archived on WRIR’s website and Soundcloud.
The VUU Radio Production class has been partnering with WRIR this semester, participating in Production Hang Outs or Workshops and shadowing producers as well as using WRIR’s professional facilities to record their segments. All students are mass communications majors.
For the second half of the semester the Radio Production class, which is now scattered from North Carolina to New York City is recording audio diaries on their experiences during the coronavirus pandemic utilizing skills they acquired during the first part of the semester --recording stand ups with ambient sound and interviews. They are posting their work on Soundcloud and a finished product will air as an hour-long special on WRIR 97.3 FM Richmond, Virginia and WRIR.org. The VUU Radio Production class is taught by Richmond-based journalist Dina Weinstein. The show was produced by WRIR president Melissa Vaughn.
WRIR-LP 97.3 FM is an all-volunteer, nonprofit community radio station in Richmond, Virginia. It is the largest low power FM station of its kind in the country.
Virginia Union University is liberal arts urban institution of higher education in Richmond, Virginia nourished by its African American heritage and energized by a commitment to excellence and diversity.