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Broadcasting on AM 990 and FM 97.3 from the banks of the scenic New River, WNRV The Ridge plays the best in traditional and current bluegrass and old-time music. Our station is located along the New River in Giles County between Narrows and Pearisburg, VA.

We hit our 70th anniversary on August 24, 2023! Our original license was granted on that day in 1953. We’re still broadcasting out of the same building along the New River. We had a 60th party in 2013 to celebrate our 60 year mark. Here is the history of WNRV.

WNRV’s mission is to preserve the traditions of bluegrass and old-time music for future generations. The New River Valley region has played an important role in the history and development of music, and WNRV has a deep and rich history in the local community. We are an active partner in the community, and continue to promote both the music and local events. Our team is locally based and has strong ties to the community, find out more information about the station and team.

Recent News

  • We’ll continue our basketball playoff coverage with a region doubleheader on Tuesday February 20: Galax at Narrows girls at 6 PM and Grayson County at Narrows boys at 7:30 PM.
  • We’ll start off the basketball playoffs with a district doubleheader on Wednesday February 14: Craig County at Narrows girls at 5:30 PM and Eastern Montgomery at Narrows boys at 7 PM.
  • For the final week of the regular season we’ll have 3 live basketball games: Bland County at Giles doubleheader (both girls and boys) Monday February at 6 and 7:30 PM. Parry McCluer at Narrows boys Thursday February 8 at 7 PM.
  • It’s time for basketball! We’ll start off the season with a County Clash doubleheader: The JV & varsity Giles at Narrows boys games Wednesday December 6 at 5:30 and 7 PM. We’ll then have full live coverage of the final day of the Narrows Athletic Fund Christmas Tournament Saturday December 9 noon-6 PM. The Narrows at Giles girls games on Tuesday December 5 have been postponed.
  • We’ll take Speaking of Sports on the road Saturday December 9 at the Narrows Athletic Fund Christmas Tournament. The show will be broadcast live on-site 9-10 AM.
  • We’ll continue our girls volleyball playoff coverage with a live broadcast of the Auburn at Giles state semifinal Tuesday November 14 at 7 PM. We previously had the Giles-Eastside state quarterfinal Saturday November 11, the Giles-Auburn region final Wednesday November 8, the Giles-Bland County region semifinal Thursday November 2, and the Giles-Narrows region quarterfinal Monday October 30.
  • It’s football playoff time! For the first round we’ll have live broadcasts of Giles at Grayson County Thursday November 9 at 7 PM (moved from Friday) and Fort Chiswell at Narrows Friday November 10 at 7 PM. Both games will be replayed at a later date. Check out the complete 2023 football schedule.
  • We’ll continue our girls volleyball playoff coverage with a live broadcast of the Giles-Auburn region final Wednesday November 8 at 7 PM at Eastern Montgomery. We previously had the Bland County at Giles region semifinal Thursday November 2 and the Narrows at Giles region quarterfinal Monday October 30.
  • For the final week of the regular season we’ll have a live broadcast of Narrows at Bath County Friday November 3 at 7 PM and Fort Chiswell at Giles will be recorded. Both games will be replayed starting at 10 AM on Saturday following Speaking of Sports.
  • We had a live in-studio interview with Jack Hinshelwood Tuesday October 24 at 10:30 AM to discuss the upcoming November 1 Doc at 100 concert that honors the life and legacy of Doc Watson.
  • It’s girls volleyball playoff time! We started with live broadcasts of Craig County at Narrows district quarterfinal Monday October 23 and Auburn at Giles district final Wednesday October 25.
  • We’ll take Speaking of Sports on the road Saturday October 7 at the Pearisburg Scarecrow Festival. The show will be broadcast live on-site 9-10 AM.
  • It’s finally time for football! We’ll cover every varsity game for both Narrows and Giles again this year. Check out the complete 2023 football schedule.
  • Speaking of Sports will be back on the road Saturday June 29 at the Cruise in the Narrows car show at Narrows High School. The show will be broadcast live on-site 9-10 AM.
  • This year’s Henry Reed Memorial Celebration will be June 8-10 at Kairos Wilderness Resort in Glen Lyn. Come join us!
  • We’ll be back on the road with Speaking of Sports Saturday June 10 at the Pearisburg Festival in the Park at Pearisburg Community Center. The show will be broadcast live on-site 9-10 AM.
  • We’ll have a live in-studio interview with Giles County Tourism Director Cora Gnegy Wednesday June 7 at 10:30 AM.
  • We’ll take Speaking of Sports on the road Saturday May 27 at the Pearisburg Junior Woman’s Club Junior Jamboree at Pearisburg Community Center. The show will be broadcast live on-site 9-10 AM.
  • We’ll take Speaking of Sports on the road Saturday May 6 at the Giles Kid’s Fishing Day in Narrows. The show will be broadcast live on-site 9-10 AM.
  • Come join us at the Jeeps of the Valley Show Saturday April 29 9 AM – 4 PM at the New River Valley Fairgrounds in Dublin. We’ll be on-site cranking out the tunes with JeepWorks and the New River Valley Jeep Club.
  • The $2K a Day Giveaway is back! From April 3-May 5 you’ll have a chance to win $1000 each weekday. Listen for the keyword 4 times each weekday (9 AM, noon, 3 PM, 6 PM) and then enter it for a chance to win one of two $1000 cash prizes. The WNRV $2K a Day Giveaway is brought to you by GearHead Junction in Pembroke and Smith’s Super-Aid Pharmacy in Rich Creek.
  • We’ll finish the basketball season with a live doubleheader of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes New River Valley All-star games from Radford High School on Saturday March 18. The girls game will tip-off at 6 PM, with the boys to follow around 7:30 PM. Here is our complete 2022-23 basketball schedule.
  • It’s basketball playoff time! We’ll continue our playoff coverage with a live broadcast of the Bland County at Narrows boys region quarterfinal final Tuesday February 22 at 7 PM.
  • We’ll finish out the regular season with 2 live basketball games: Parry McCluer at Giles girls Monday February 7 and Covington at Narrows girls Tuesday February 8.
  • It’s time for basketball! We’ll start off with the middle school County Clash December 6 and then have complete coverage of the Narrows Athletic Fund Christmas Tournament December 8-10. Check out the complete 2022 basketball schedule.
  • For the second round of football playoffs we’ll have a live broadcast of Narrows at George Wythe Friday November 18 at 7 PM. Check out the complete 2022 football schedule.
  • We’ll continue our girls volleyball coverage with a live broadcast of the Giles-Chilhowie state quarterfinal at Northwood High School Saturday November 12 at 1 PM. We also broadcast the Giles at Auburn region final Wednesday November 9.
  • For the first round of football playoffs we’ll have a live broadcast of Giles at Grayson County on Thursday November 10 at 7 PM. Covington at Narrows will be recorded. Check out the complete 2022 football schedule.
  • We’ll continue our girls volleyball coverage with a live broadcast of the Giles-Eastern Montgomery region semifinal at Auburn Thursday November 3 at 6 PM.
  • For the final week of the football regular season we’ll have a live broadcast of Giles at Glenvar on Friday November 4 at 7 PM. Bath County at Narrows will be recorded.
  • We’ll start our girls volleyball coverage with a live broadcast of the Parry McCluer at Giles region quarterfinal Tuesday November 1 at 6:30 PM.
  • It’s time for football! We’ll cover every varsity game for both Narrows and Giles again this year. Check out the complete 2022 football schedule.
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