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Community Connection

WNRN is proud to give our non-profit neighbors a venue to promote their causes and events. As part of the Community Connection series, we broadcast public service announcements for non-profits that are written in their words and recorded in their voice.

The rules: Organizations profiled by WNRN or organizations whose information is broadcast within Hear Together/Community Connections must be a registered 501c3. If it is an event, WNRN requires at least a month’s advance notice to create a Community Connection for any event. If there is an admission or cost for the event, 100% of proceeds must benefit the nonprofit.  Hear Together/Community Connections is a non-partisan, non-biased feature and will not accept submissions from or conduct profiles of political organizations or activities representing or contributing to a specific political organization or political action committee. Hear Together/Community Connections is non-denominational and will not accept submissions from or conduct profiles of specific religious groups or fundraisers tied to specific religious groups or organizations. We will accept submissions that are inter-faith or multi-denominational that support the community at large in collaboration without promoting a specific religious group or activity related to funding a specific religion or religious group.

Creating a Community Connection is an easy process. To request a time to record your message, email During scheduling, you’ll be prompted to write a message outlining what you’d like to promote, which we’ll use as your script for recording. We look forward to working with you!

Community Connection: Virginia Film Festival

The 36th Annual Virginia Film Festival runs from Wednesday, October 25th-Sunday, October 29th with more than 100 films over five days in downtown Charlottesville and on the

Community Connection: JackFest

JackFest is hosting an event hat benefits two organizations which support families facing a childhood cancer diagnosis – the Ronald McDonald House of Charlottesville and the pediatric cancer program at UVA Children’s Hospital at Foxfield in Albemarle County on Sunday, October 22nd from Noon to 4 PM.

Community Connection: BRIMS November Concert

On Saturday, November 4th, BRIMS, the Blue Ridge Irish Music School in Charlottesville, is hosting renowned musicians Cillian Vallely on the Irish uilleann pipes and David Doocey on the fiddle for a day of workshops followed by an evening concert at 7:00 p.m. 

Community Connection: Silver Care Dementia Center

Silver Care Dementia Center Inc. is a nonprofit in Norfolk whose mission is to support people living with dementia through a night program, providing them with a safe social environment and educating their caretakers.