Record Store Day, the annual celebration of independent record stores, will take place all over the world on Saturday, April 20th.
Non-commercial radio and independent record stores often have a synergistic relationship, so it makes sense that they would be natural partners for this event.
Over the years I’ve heard about interesting collaborations between radio stations and record shops for Record Store Day and this year is no exception.
Community radio station WRIR 97.3 FM (Richmond Independent Radio in Richmond, Virginia) is teaming up with five record shops in order to curate special Record Store Day performances. According to the WRIR website:
“WRIR 97.3 will curate a full day of performances at Plan 9, Deep Groove, Steady Sounds, Vinyl Conflict and Turnstyle on Saturday, April 20. There will also be a WRIR Record Store Day Scavenger Hunt and a chance to win store specific prize packs.”
I’m particularly intrigued by the Record Store Day scavenger hunt. If you know of any other radio station/record store collaborations for Record Store Day, please share the details in the comments section.