WNR ...for the music

alternative modern independent radio... always on, everywhere

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    WNR was there: Cursive at Asbury Lanes, March 8, 2015

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    WNR was there: Anthony Green at Skate & Surf Festival

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    WNR was there: Andrew McMahon at The Stone Pony

Update: WNR lives on!

Although changes in the fees charged for Internet streaming of musical performances have forced Live365, a pioneer in Internet radio broadcasting, to cease operations after Jan. 31, 2016, we are pleased to announce that WNR has found a way to continue!

Our Top Tracks and Choice Tracks playlists are available for you to stream free of charge via Spotify. You will need a free Spotify account to listen, so please go to spotify.com and set that up. Once you have set up your account, or if you already have one, here are the streaming links:

WNR Top Tracks Playlist on Spotify

WNR Choice Tracks Playlist on Spotify

We understand that Spotify is not globally available, so we are working on alternative means of distribution so that everyone can continue to enjoy WNR's music.

In addition, we will add playlists for our All-Time Greats and Indie categories at Spotify and other locations that we are currently exploring. Thanks for your support and we are happy to be able to continue broadcasting in another form. We will continue to update this site as new information becomes available.

Now at WNR

Los Angeles duo Polaris Rose released their debut full-length Telescopes to extremely positive reviews. The 10-song collection landed them on Music Connect's list of the top 100 unsigned artists.

"The best characteristic of Polaris Rose is their natural harmonious flow," said The Aquarian Weekly. "They've got a unique situation in the sense that they have a really good balance between their musical efforts and relationship to each other."

Juan Rodriguez of Arena Magazine said Polaris Rose's "pop-infused melodies ... can at times be simple and elegant and other times dynamically complex with an almost progressive slant." Set Me On Fire by Polaris Rose is on WNR's playlist in the Top Tracks category.

We will survive!

From Sept. 11, 2003 through Jan. 31, 2016, WNR was on the air 24 hours a day, seven days a week with the best of alternative, modern and independent music via the late, great Live365 streaming radio service. Until we are able to find another such arrangement, you can listen to our Top Tracks and Choice Tracks playlists with a free Spotify account:

WNR Top Tracks Playlist on Spotify

WNR Choice Tracks Playlist on Spotify


WNR on Twitter: @wnrsongs

You can follow WNR on Twitter at @wnrsongs. We post artists and song titles as they are played, along with a quick link for listening. Below is the latest on our Twitter timeline. We follow most of the performers and many of the labels whose music we play.