April 21st, 2005 issue #0416

April 21st, 2005
  • Friend or foe?: WNRN battles the word of God

      PHOTOS BY JEN FARIELLO [email protected] Why have some WNRN broadcasts been coming out of just the left side of your car stereo? A notice on the local radio station's website has the answer: 91.9 WNRN in Charlottesville has been engaged in a heated battle with DC's 91.9 WGTS for the same space on the radio spectrum. Mono broadcasts, it turns out, are more resistant to interference from rival stations.

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  • How they stack up

            Arbitron ratings fall 2004   Share       WQMZ 95.1 Z-95 11.5   WMRA 103.5 NPR 7.7   WCYK 99.7 country 7.1   WINA 1070 AM 7.1   WWWV 97.5 3WV 7.1   WVTF 89.3 NPR 6.4   WHTE Hot 101.9 6.4   WCJZ 107.5 jazz 5.8

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  • Ratings game: WMRA claims non-com supremacy

      Just 10 years after arriving to grab a bite out of the local market, an upstart Harrisonburg broadcaster has ousted the longtime public radio leader to become Charlottesville's #1 public radio station– for this round of ratings, anyway.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Most watched smoke signals: At the Vatican, where 115 cardinals gather to select Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany as successor to Pope John Paul II April 19. Ratzinger,...

The Dish


Question of the Week

  • What do you think of WNRN?

      Annie Stevenson: "I like their variety of music." Jay White: " I enjoy Acoustic Sunrise, but otherwise I don't listen to it that much." Djuanwa Parker: "I just...

Real Estate

  • Commercial construction permits

    ALBEMARLE 4/1-4/8/05 Hollymead Town Center LLC, tenant upfit for Hair Cuttery, $14,000. University of Virginia Foundation, tenant upfit CRCRH laboratories, Emerging Techno...

Real Estate - $old

  • $old

    ALBEMARLE 3/1 PJP Building Three LLC to Downing & Stewart Real Estate LLC, unit in the PJP III condominiums, Peter Jefferson Place, Pantops, $661,050. March Mountain P...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Think big: Do-it-yourselfer did it

      ADDRESS: 2515 Plank Road NEIGHBORHOOD: North Garden ASKING: $479,000 YEAR BUILT: 2003 SIZE: 3,850 fin. sq. ft., 825 unfin. LAND: 3.50 acres CURB APPEAL: 6 out of a p...

Real Estate - Update


    REAL ESATE UPDATE - SOLD!   What happened to On the Blocks of the Past? APPEARED IN THE HOOK: May 27, 2004 in issue 0321 ADDRESS: 595 Old Drivers Road ASKING PRICE: $...

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    April 21 at 12:30pm at the Fluvanna Courthouse Property: 599 Beals Lane, Scottsville Debtor: unknown Amount owing: $68,615 Bidder brings: 10 percent of the sales price Info...

DR. HooK

  • Sore subject: Herpes isn't a Greek god

      When I was a freshman in college, my fellow pre-med friend, George, pointed at my face and laughed. I asked him what was so funny. He chanted, "You've got a herpes, ...

Movie Reviews

Music Reviews


  • Guru's past: Yogaville visit opens old wounds

      A disgraced yoga master is coming to teach a workshop at Yogaville, the Buckingham County ashram of the late Sri Swami Satchidananda, who endured a sexual scandal of...

  • Checkered past: Embattled Griffin knows controversy

      New information regarding the work history of Charlottesville City Schools Superintendent Scottie Griffin, whose short tenure here has been marked by high racial ten...

  • Katie and Caroline

      The press was warned not to approach or try to chat up living history icon Caroline Kennedy when she came to town to receive the 2005 Emily Couric Women's Leadership...

  • Mold update: Samaritans tackle gutted house

    NEWS- Mold update: Samaritans tackle gutted house   A couple saves for years to buy a house in the ever-escalating Charlottesville market, only to see their dreams di...

  • New vaccine: Life-saving bill could die

      A UVA pathologist is part of a world-wide research team that is reporting promising results with a new vaccine that could prevent millions of women from hearing the ...

Sports Doctor

Strange But True




  • Contact Congress on mercury

    Thank you for publishing the recent article about the connection between mercury poisoning and autism. [April 7 cover story: "Generation Hg? Is Autism puzzle solved?"] As t...

  • Kirby's an autism indie

      "In other words, according to this logic, there's no proof excessive mercury exposure can cause the symptoms of mercury poisoning. " Brilliant ending to your April 7...

  • Train will save, not pave

    Essayist Janis Jaquith [April 7 essay: "Trojan train: Keep D.C. a car commute away"] should be advocating for more and better passenger rail service to Washington, D.C., in...

  • Trains multiply choices

    Having devoted many years to dealing with rail transportation issues, I must firmly disagree with the arguments that Janis Jaquith put forth in her April 7 essay ["Trojan t...

Cultural preview

  • Cultural calendar, April 21-28, 2005

    THURSDAY, April 21 ART Dramatic Art: Mark Ledbury, of the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, presents a lecture, "Drawing as Dra...

Full Stories List for April 21st, 2005 issue #0416

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