WCNR Turns Five
September 15, 2011 at 11:43 AM (PT)
Happy fifth birthday TODAY (9/15) to SAGA/CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA’s Triple A WCNR (106.1 THE CORNER) -- which launched at 1:06p on SEPTEMBER 15th, 2006. The first songs ever aired on the new frequency in the city were DAVE MATTHEWS BAND "Everybody Wake Up (Our Finest Hour Arrives)" into THE BEATLES "Revolution."
PD BRAD SAVAGE, MD JEFF SWEATMAN and staff are celebrating with two sold-out AVETT BROTHERS concerts tonight and tomorrow, plus a weekend Birthday Concert Series (9/30-10/2) at THE SOUTHERN in CHARLOTTESVILLE: FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30th will feature MARC BROUSSARD and SCARS ON 45. SATURDAY OCTOBER 1st is a free "No Ticket Needed" Local Music Bash with ASTRONOMERS, WES SWING, THE CINNAMON BAND and SARAH WHITE & THE PEARLS. And SUNDAY OCTOBER 2nd is an early-evening show with STEPHEN KELLOGG & THE SIXERS. Plus, the MARC BROUSSARD, SCARS ON 45 and SK6ER’s sets will be professionally recorded at the venue for broadcast as a CHARLOTTESVILLE LIVE/CORNER radio special.
SAVAGE said, "It’s been a great five years in a great music town, and we’re looking forward to 25 more! Thanks to listeners of CHARLOTTESVILLE welcoming us with tremendous response, we’ve built an intelligent, open-minded, rootsy/organic music delivery and music discovery service, deeply rooted in local, community involvement. We’re fortunate to be in such a culturally rich area for music, film, theater and the arts, and all of these factors makes CHARLOTTESVILLE & ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VA fertile ground for a healthy Triple A/Adult Alternative station."
SAVAGE continues to assist with brand management/programming OF SAGA/ASHEVILLE, NC’s Triple A sister station 98.1 THE RIVER (WOXL-HD2/W251AO 98.1 FM), which will reach its own third birthday on OCTOBER 2nd.