A few of Richmond’s best-known radio personalities are coming again to the airwaves – solely this time, digitally. Veteran radio host Invoice Bevins, who has been heard throughout Richmond’s radio dial and on TV for a mixed 5 many years, most notably on Lite 98 and WTVR-TV (CBS6) has teamed up with self-described shopper electronics guru and former WTVR-TV reporter Bud Myers to launch web radio station The Breeze.
The 2 lifelong associates envision the brand new station, which is able to play 5 many years of soppy album rock by nationwide artists and likewise highlight Richmond musicians, as a “breath of contemporary air” among the many panorama of corporate-owned radio in Richmond and throughout the nation that has seen the consolidation of each music playlists and native personalities through the years.
The Breeze, Bevins hopes, can be a reprisal of Richmond radio’s glory days, however with a contemporary spin.
“We keep in mind when disc jockeys had the liberty to pick and discuss in depth in regards to the varied songs they performed,” mentioned Bevins. “That’s not the case as we speak. Company radio limits the music choice, the programming, and the position of the present’s host, which in our opinion, limits the enjoyment of the listener.”
“So most of the nice songwriters have been creating glorious music over the previous 50 years, however aside from their Seventies hits, you by no means hear them on as we speak’s radio,” Myers added. “Streaming The Breeze catches you up with their music, which has matured and offers with the issues that life has delivered to all of us. From album cuts of singer/songwriters to the blues, tender jazz or 60s soul, that is what The Breeze provides our listeners and in full CD high quality.”
Bevins identified that there additionally has been little alternative to listen to Richmond musicians on the radio. “Native artists not often get airtime, however The Breeze will now carry their music to the general public day by day,” he mentioned.
As soon as the station formally launches October 1st, Bevins will helm the morning slot. Myers will host a deep cuts present “The Listening Room” in mid-days, and Adam Stubbs, who labored with Bevins at B103.7 and Lite 98 through the years, will helm the afternoon shift, which is acquainted territory to him. “It’s a dream to work with individuals who care equally in regards to the neighborhood, nice music, and need to give final flexibility for the broadcasters,” mentioned Stubbs.
Ilyse Jennings, who has been heard on former station XL102 because the Nineteen Eighties, will spherical out the staff and host evenings.
The total lineup is as follows, per station homeowners:
- The Morning Present with Invoice Bevins 7am- 11am, that includes the perfect prime 40 songs with RVA’s favourite morning character;
- The Listening Room with Bud Myers 11am-3pm, showcasing 50 years of soppy album rock by America’s and RVA’s favourite artists;
- Adam within the Afternoon 3pm-7pm, with fan favourite Adam Stubbs coming again to afternoon drive time enjoying the perfect of soppy album rock with a contact of his island aptitude;
- Richmond After Darkish 7pm-11pm, hosted by Ilyse Jennings presenting the Nice American Songbook of beloved requirements carried out by as we speak’s artists
- Night Soul 11pm-1am with Rhonda, enjoying the perfect of the Quiet Storm 80’s soul and easy jazz from Luther Vandross, Anita Baker, Smokey Robinson and the best soul ballads ever
There can even be a day by day “Richmond Minute” serving up tidbits of Richmond’s previous from WTVR’s historian, Don Talley. Different particular packages are within the making and can be introduced quickly.
“We’ve put our hearts into this, and I hope you may hear that coming via your audio system,” Bevins added. “Each tune is handpicked and programmed to present you a elevate all through your day.”
“It’s a distinct vibe that could be a bit nostalgic, however for the fitting causes,” Myers mentioned. “It’s not an oldies station, however I hope we open your ears a bit with nice music no matter genres. We aren’t going to be categorized, which just about summarizes each Invoice and me.”
The Breeze formally launches Saturday, October 1st and could be streamed on-line at vabreeze.com or on Alexa.
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