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Reverend Billy of the Church of Stop Shopping gets involved in the fight for clean water….

Film-maker Teodros and music maker Sunder  and myself spent  this week on the shoulders of baking highways in Minnesota.  Anishinaabe and Lakota mothers and grandmothers are our leaders.  We’ve joined water protectors who are walking from the Line 3 pipeline down to the state capitol of Minnesota on August 25th with a gathering in Washington D. C. on the same day.

These mothers of the RISE coalition are our teachers.  The Line 3 resistance is the experience that radiates out to all progressive issues.  It is the life and death struggle against fossil banks and corporations and their political collaborators.  This is  Pettis Bridge, this is Stonewall.  We are dedicating the next several weeks of our “Stop Shopping Radio” to the fight for the life of this Earth in the treaty lands.

Please tell your listeners to GET INVOLVED at 

WRWK Radio Festival Fundraiser!

WRWK FM 93.9 Fundraiser at Main Line Brewery
Saturday, July 10th from 1 to 4:30 PM
Suggested donation $10

There will be great three bands on the bill, Instant Karma (Beatles Tribute), Los10space (psychedelic), and The Hullabaloos (Sixties Songs). The music will be reflecting the Summer of Love spirit, come out to hear some of the best songs ever written.
The goal is to raise money for overhead and new equipment for WRWK FM 93.9, a low-power non-profit station located at 813 Grove Rd in Midlothian. The station produces local programming and talk shows, plus syndicated national talk shows. Visit
For more info on the show, call Brooke Saunders at 804-236-6869
Main Line Brewery is located at 1603 Ownby Ln, Richmond, VA 23220. It is just off Hermitage Road by the tracks near Meadow and Broad Street, the phone number there is (804) 387-9670

Instant Karma Band

Main Line Brewing


Listen to Reverend Billy Radio every Sunday at 1pm exclusively on WRWK. Billy is the pastor of “The Church of Stop Shopping” in New York City. Although his church has tens of thousands of members, Billy is “a preacher with an unknown god”. He is not Christian, but wears a priest’s collar and televangelist’s hair. His followers shout “Earthalujah!” and “Change-a-lujah!” on the sidewalks. He started the show while locked down in NY, with death raining down on the skyscrapers. He likes to stop preaching suddenly and play music. In his show, “The Fiery Eagles of Justice”, a jazz trio that is hard to fathom, and “The Stop Shopping Choir” a 35 voice chorus of trespassing activists – help the reverend slide into his next sermonette. Proud part of Pantheon – the podcast network for music lovers.


What’s in a name? What do we mean by “work” in TheWorkFM? Work is any activity involving mental or physical effort done in order to achieve a specific purpose or result.  More specifically, in theology it means good or moral deeds; in the military it means a defensive structure; in civil engineering it means maintaining and enhancing our infrastructure. Work is what you do so you can build what best serves you.

At TheWorkFM, our work is to help build an informed community, one that examines public issues from multiple perspectives so it can grow into a community that works for everyone. This takes work. There’s that word again! Our bias is toward positive progress and the ideas and institutions that promote a healthy, functional community.

If you are depending on an apocalypse to clean things up or to excuse you from your share of the work, we cannot help you. We are ethical, social members of the community not beholden to monied special interests or quarterly profit. We are an independent media outlet and we promote affirmative inquiry through civility and critical thinking.

TheWorkFM is a work in progress. We are only beginning to tap into our strength, but we have already helped to make positive changes in the air we breathe, the water we drink, the waterways we fish in and the oceans that encircle the globe. There’s a message in that. Our efforts have had an impact and even small, consistent contributions can make a difference in our community.

As Saint Paul an early Christian ethicist said: When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. At TheWorkFm We believe that humans have come of age. Now it’s time to put away our childish things and own our power. It starts with individuals, in community groups, living as engaged citizens doing the work and supporting the work. We are taking the long view and we welcome your participation and support. Help us to strengthen our community. It’s more fun than you might think!


Radio Hat! Imagine that!
But what if those two tubes start singeing your scalp? The good news is that you don’t need a Radio Hat to tune in to WRWK 93.9FM TheWorkFM – a regular radio or a smart phone will do even better with no risk of searing your skull. Just tune in on your car or home radio or find this website on your smart phone browser and click on the red “Listen Live Now” button to the right. And don’t forget to stay tuned for our next multi-band fundraiser at RICK’S ROCK CAFE coming the day before Halloween.