WRRC began broadcasting from the campus of Radford College October 9, 1978. One year later, when the school became Radford University, our radio station was
re-christened with our current call letters "WVRU" to reflect the change. Now, we're a proud affiliate of Public Radio International (PRI), who provide our station and the New River Valley with excellent music, news, and entertainment programming. WVRU is also a member of Virginia Public Radio (VPR), a news source offering reports on state government. Talented students at Radford University make up the bulk of our on-air staff playing Adult Alternative, Jazz and other genres that complement our nationally syndicated programming.
Shows: Beale Street Caravan, Riverwalk Jazz, Swingin' Down the Lane, This American Life, The City Club Forum, From Our Own Correspondent (R4 Edition), Global Business, One Planet, The Strand, BBC Business Daily, BBC World Business News, BBC World News, Business Weekly, Heart and Soul, Politics UK, The Instant Guide, The Interview, The World Today, To the Best of our Knowledge, World Briefing, World Update, BBC Newshour, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Blues Before Sunrise, The World, World Cafe, American Routes, To The Point, Rhythm Sweet and Hot, You Bet Your Garden, Etown, Listen Here!, Tech Nation, Studio 360, Health Show, Mountain Stage, Afropop Worldwide, Women in Music, Bob Edwards Weekend, Bluegrass Breakdown, Conversations from the World Cafe, Thomas Jefferson Hour, Jazz Inspired, With Good Reason, Portraits in Blue, Cow Pie Radio, Blues From the Red Rooster Lounge, River City Folk, Riders Radio Theater
Hosts: Ruthie Foster, Betty Harris, Bill Frisell, Not Found, David Holt, Jim Cullum, David Miller, Ira Glass, Jessica Hopper, Alex Blumberg, Jim Fleming, Steve Paulson, Anne Strainchamps, Dan Damon, Ahmed Omed Khpulwak, Jamie C Here, Terry Gross, Lisa Mullins, Marco Werman, Dennis Coffey, Lloyd Cole, Steve Miller, Nick Spitzer, Maureen Loughran, Kaori Maeyama, Warren Olney, Mike Mcgrath Mcgrath, Nick Forster, Helen Forster, Moira Gunn, David Ewing Duncan, Kurt Andersen, Dr. Nina Sax, Bob Barret, Larry Groce, Bob Edwards, Dave Higgs, David Dye, David Swenson, Sarah Mcconnell, Jeannie Palin, Bob Porter, Rooster Pickin, Tom May, Douglas B. Green, Paul Chrisman, Fred Labour