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

BeCville Community Art Project

How would you spend $15000 to improve your neighborhood? Over the last 6 months we’ve been asking this exact question and listening to the responses of residents, hearing over 400 ideas. Now we are investing $15000 in creative projects that respond to these ideas. Until April 14th local residents, artists, and designer are invited to submit proposals that makes these ideas a reality. New colorful crosswalks. Summer arts programs for children. A neighborhood mural. Or, come up with your own idea. We are investing in the community and working to make Charlottesville even better for its citizens. For more information, our website is

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3rd Annual Scottsville Scoot 5k

The Scottsville Elementary PTO is hosting the 3rd annual Scottsville Scoot 5k and 1-mile kids’ run/walk on May 13, 2017. You can enjoy a morning run with your family while supporting PTO programs for Scottsville students. Stay after the race to enjoy the local farmer’s market and historic Scottsville. Registration forms are available at the Scottsville Library or here. For more information view our Facebook page

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Bow-Wow Meow Luau

The Richmond Animal Care and Control Foundation is hosting a family and pet friendly fundraising event to help animals at Richmond Animal Care & Control, Richmond’s open admission animal shelter. The ‘Bow-Wow Meow Luau’ will be held at Strangeways Brewery in Richmond, on Sunday, April 2nd, from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm. Bring the whole family, including leashed pets, for a day of music, contests, and entertainment including radio personality, Kat Simonds, a silent auction and more. For more information email

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SPICMACAY at UVA: Indian Classical Night

The Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture at UVA would like to invite you to Indian Classical Night at Mcleod Hall in the Nursing School on April 8th. There will be performances by a talented group of musicians, dancers, and vocalists from the student body, faculty, and Charlottesville community. This year’s show will feature a reception with Indian snacks and a photography exhibit featuring the work of Coe Sweet. Local artist Chicho Lorenzo will surprise us with a live art piece inspired by the show. Indian Classical Night is presented by SPICMACAY and the Hindu Students Council. The reception begins at 6pm and performances start at 7pm. For more information, Google SPICMACAY at UVA.


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Virginia Institute for Autism: Run for Autism 5K

Virginia Institute of Autism invites you to join us for one of the most popular, fun and family-friendly races in Charlottesville – the Run for Autism 5K.  The April 22nd race kicks off at Charlottesville High School at 7:30 AM with a Kids’ Race.  The 5K begins at 8:00 AM. Throughout the event you and your family can enjoy games, music, and prizes.  Proceeds support VIA’s day school, outpatient behavioral services and adult academy.  Whether you run for a child with autism, a loving parent or a patient teacher, we hope you’ll run for autism on April 22. To register, go to 

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Hospice of Piedmont: 5K

Hospice of the Piedmont invites the community to register for and attend our 16th Annual Run & Remember 5K, a walk/run that will take place on Saturday, May 13, at Keswick Golf Club & Estate. The event starts at 8 a.m. with day-of registration beginning at 6:30 a.m. All proceeds from this event help Hospice of the Piedmont to provide quality, compassionate end-of-life care and grief support to our neighbors in a 12-county region. You can learn more at 

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