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Community Connection

WNRN prides itself in giving our nonprofit neighbors a venue to promote their causes and events. We create recorded Public Service Announcements for nonprofits that are written in their words and recorded in their voice. We call this series “Community Connections”.

Creating a Community Connection is an easy process. First, write up a 3-5 sentence paragraph of what you want to promote. If it is an event, WNRN requires at least three-weeks advance notice to create a Community Connection for any event. To take full advantage of the program, we recommend six weeks to a month’s notice to promote the event. If there is an admission or cost for the event, 100% of proceeds must benefit the nonprofit.

Once your paragraph is written, email it to connection@wnrn.org. We will then edit your words to fit FCC regulations to create a Community Connection script. After that we’ll schedule a time for a representative of the nonprofit to record the script at WNRN. Our recording times are Monday afternoons from 2-5pm or Thursday mornings from 9am-noon.

Organizations profiled by WNRN or organizations whose information is broadcast within Hear Together/Community Connections must be a registered 501c3 and must submit their 501c3 letter of registration prior to recording or participating in Hear Together/Community Connections.

You can read more information about Community Connections & Hear Together here: Community Connection Rules for Inclusion

Community Connection News & Updates

Junior Alzheimer’s Association Committee


This Saturday you can make a difference  by enjoying some beers, watching football, showing gratitude to the ending of an era all while supporting the fight to end Alzheimer’s.  The Junior Alzheimer’s Association Committee (aka JAAC) and McGrady’s Irish Pub have teamed up to host such an event on Saturday, September 17th from 11:00am to 6:00pm.  A portion of proceeds sold at the bar will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association to raise funds for research and community programs.  All you have to do is show up on September 17th, sip on your favorite brew and feel good that you’re helping the fight!  Don’t miss your last chance to watch the UVA game and others at one of best sports gigs in town before it closes!

By |September 12th, 2016|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments

Community Connection: Prism Coffeehouse in September

Prism Coffeehouse presents traditional music from Molsky’s Mountain Drifterson Wednesday September 21st. On Friday, September 23rd they present a bluegrass show from Mile Twelve. On Friday, September 30, the are hosting story songs from Eric Brace & Peter Cooper. All shows are at at C’ville Coffee on Harris Street in Charlottesville. Doors open at 6, all shows start 7 pm and are two sets. For more information on these concerts and the organization, Prism Coffehouse.org.

By |August 30th, 2016|Categories: Community Connection|Tags: , |0 Comments

Community Connections: New City Arts Hosts Hank Willis Thomas

New City Arts presents “I Am A Man,” an exhibit including photographs, sculpture, mixed media, and paintings by Hank Willis Thomas in September at Welcome Gallery as a part of Human/Ties 2016, the 50th anniversary celebration of the National Endowment of the Humanities, hosted by the University of Virginia and made possible by support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Hank Willis Thomas is a New York based conceptual artist exploring themes of identity, race, class, and history through two-dimensional, sculptural, and digital time-based collage works. Thomas’s work is in numerous public collections including the Museum of Modern Art New York and the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. “I Am A Man” will open on Friday, September 2nd from 5-7:30PM as part of September’s First Fridays Art Walk. The exhibit will remain open through September from noon-4PM Monday-Friday with extended open hours during the Human/Ties celebration (September 14-17). “I Am A Man” is co-presented by New City Arts, Human/Ties, and the Black Professional Network of Charlottesville.

By |August 30th, 2016|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments

Community Connection: Tree Stewards Host Plant Sale

The Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards is a non-profit group that was founded in June 2008 as a group of volunteers whose mission is to support rural and urban forests. They invite you to their Fall Tree Sale at the Vegetarian Festival, September 24, 11am at the Ix Complex. There will have 40 varieties of mostly native young trees and shrubs, a chance to learn all about trees and also take some home. All proceeds go to tree steward projects. To find out more and register Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards.org.

By |August 30th, 2016|Categories: Community Connection|Tags: , |0 Comments

Community Connection: The Women’s Initiative Holds Writing Contest

The Women’s Initiative is a Charlottesville nonprofit that provides mental health services to women regardless of their ability to pay. The Women’s Initiative invites you to submit your short essay or poem to the 2016 Challenge into Change Writing Contest this fall. Challenge into Change is a forum for real-life stories about women who have transformed challenging life circumstances into an opportunity for growth. Winners will receive cash prizes, and all entrants will be honored at the 2017 Virginia Festival of the Book. Entries to the Challenge into Change Writing Contest are due December 15, 2016. To learn more about the contest and The Women’s Initiative’s mental health counseling services, our website is www.thewomensinitiative.org.

By |August 30th, 2016|Categories: Community Connection|Tags: , |0 Comments

Mary Baldwin College Celebrates Anniversary Year

Mary Baldwin College is soon to be Mary Baldwin University in Staunton. Starting this fall, they are celebrating a 175 year mission of academic excellence and innovation. Throughout their anniversary year, MBU will hold a variety of public, cultural events with the goal of enriching the broader community. First on tap is the MBU Launch and 175th anniversary kickoff at 11 a.m. on August 31. The event on Page Terrace is open to the public. For more opportunities throughout the fall semester, including ongoing art exhibitions, the community service speaker series, the Carl Broman concert series, and special lectures by artist-in-residence Claudia Bernardi and Doenges Visiting Artist Diana Cooper marybaldwin.edu/events.


By |August 11th, 2016|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments
WNRN Fall Fund Drive