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 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

Community Connection: North Branch School

North Branch School will welcome folk legend Bill Staines in concert on Friday, February 3, at 7PM. Bill’s songs and stories evoke places and times of today and yesteryear. Those interested may bring a dish and enjoy a potluck meal with Bill at 6PM.


The teachers and staff of North Branch invite you to tour the school, visit classrooms, meet teachers and parents, and learn more about our activities-based approach to learning for preschool through eighth grade. You are welcome to visit anytime or during our Open House on Tuesday, February 28, 9:30 to 11:30 AM and 5:30 to 7:30 PM.








By |January 13th, 2017|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments

Community Connection: Prism Coffee House

On January 20th Prism Coffee House will be hosting New Acoustic Music from Colorado Taarka.  Doors open at 6, all shows start 7 pm and are two sets.


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Community Connection: Academy Center of the Arts

The Academy Center of the Arts is teaming up with the Office of Economic Development and the Small Business Development Center to host a two-day conference January 28th and 29th for Lynchburg’s community of artists and creatives. The Create Lynchburg conference has the goal of supporting arts & entrepreneurship, equipping artists and organizations with the tools, resources and connections to be successful in business and have a positive economic development impact in the greater Lynchburg community. The two-day event will kick off on Friday, January 28th at the Academy with a CO.STARTERS “Get Started Workshop” and on Saturday, January 29th, a full day of workshops will take place at the Academy. The speakers and panelist for the conference will include artists, legal experts, entrepreneurs, and other arts professionals. Among these panelist will be the Senior Director of State and Local Government Affairs at Americans for the Arts, Jay Dick and the star of HBO’s series “Looking,” actor Frankie Alvarez.


By |December 13th, 2016|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments

Community Connection: Center for Non-Profit Excellence Celebrating Anniversary

The Center for Non-Profit Excellence is celebrating their ten year anniversary. Their mission is to strengthen non-profits to realize the potential of the community. This year they are celebrating their 10th anniversary by sparking new ideas, new leaders, and new collaborations. The goal is to give back to a community by spotlighting unusual voices and uncommon action. CNE provides education, consulting and resources to create strong leaders, effective managers and healthy collaborators. They work to ensure non-profits have the tools they need to succeed and maximize their impact. They also invest time, expertise and resources to promote collaboration. You can learn about CNE on their website,

By |November 9th, 2016|Categories: Community Connection, Miscellaneous|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

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

Fluvanna SPCA Needs Volunteers

The Fluvanna SPCA is a no-kill shelter. For over 25 years, they have been rescuing homeless pets. They are now looking for volunteers that are interested in getting more exercise by being weekday dog walkers. They also need people to socialize cats, and volunteers willing to drive the shelter animals for their veterinarian appointments. They have many more opportunities to help out the rescued animals. For more information about the shelter, upcoming events, and how to volunteer or foster an animal,

By |August 11th, 2016|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments