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.
- For week 6 we’ll have a live broadcast of Giles at Auburn football on Friday September 29 at 7 PM. Narrows is open. The game will be replayed starting at 10 AM on Saturday following Speaking of Sports.
- 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.