Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day at Vanderbilt Location Today, Plus a Chance to Help Save WRVU



I imagine most of you don't have to read much past the headline on this one: It's Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s Vanderbilt location (416-A 21st Avenue South, Nashville). From noon to 8 p.m. today, you can stop by the Vandy scoop shop and pick up a free scoop of B&J's ice cream. And really, aside from the mild hassle of parking down there, why wouldn't you? They'll even have that new Bonnaroo Buzz flavor we told you about a while back — the one with the hunks of toffee and the "caramel-whiskey swirl."

If you've managed to read this far without taking off for the VU campus in a saliva-trailing blur, you should know there is another, important dimension to today's festivities: a chance to help keep WRVU 91.1-FM on the air. Now, some of you might be saying to yourselves, "Wait, there's a chance WRVU would be taken off the air? Are people out of their free-cone minds?" Well, the short answer is "yes." You can read some more about that here and here, if you like.

Or just as good, stop by Ben & Jerry's today, where you'll have a chance to talk with WRVU DJs, learn more about the effort to save the station — and, since your ice cream will be free of charge, donate a little scratch to the WRVU Friends & Family Association Fund. Those good folks just received their official recognition as a nonprofit from the state of Tennessee. More info from them at

Free ice cream. Free-form radio. Let's do this, Nashville.

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