Public, Society Benefit

WNRN

  • Charlottesville, VA
  • WWW.WNRN.ORG

Mission Statement

WNRN is an independent nonprofit music source and radio station based in Charlottesville. WNRN's mission is to strengthen communities through music, art and education.

Main Programs

  1. Hear Together
Service Areas

Self-reported

Virginia

Through the years the station has expanded service from Charlottesville to Central Virginia with addition of radio signals covering Harrisonburg, Waynesboro, Staunton, Lexington, Lovingston, Lynchburg and Richmond.

ruling year

1995

Principal Officer since 2014

Self-reported

Mark P Keefe

Keywords

Self-reported

non-commercial listener supported radio station

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EIN

54-1681363

 Number

3317191206

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Telephone, Telegraph and Telecommunication Services (W50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

Accomplishments: 1. VAB award for best PSA Service (for Community Connections/ Hear Together) 2. Translator upgrades (more listeners) 3. 3 new full-time staff members added to better facilitate sales and member contacts as well as community outreach and communication. Goals: 1. Proactively involve other non-profits in our listening areas by showcasing them hourly on our airwaves. 2. Increase listenership all demographics and socioeconomic levels in Central Virginia 3. Increased membership

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Hear Together

""Hear Together"" gives over $300,000 in free airtime to regional non-profit organizations which serve the diverse needs of local residents. ""Hear Together"" encompasses three different programs on WNRN. While each of the programs are stylistically different, all three involve WNRN working directly with the non-profit organizations to bring supporters to their events and to be a part of their programs as volunteers. The programs are ""Community Connections"", ""Culture Connections"", and ""Hear Together Profiles"". ""Hear Together"" announcements increase awareness of non-profits work and events along with encouraging volunteerism of local listeners. WNRN tailors each feature to bring volunteers and supporters to their events and to be a part of their programs as volunteers. WNRN has 10 areas of focus: aging in place, art in place, school readiness, mental health and wellness, job readiness, water and land conservation, transportation, affordable housing, food security, and community health.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Adults

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$96,478.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Virginia

Through the years the station has expanded service from Charlottesville to Central Virginia with addition of radio signals covering Harrisonburg, Waynesboro, Staunton, Lexington, Lovingston, Lynchburg and Richmond.

Funding Needs

Hear Together (our new segment exploring national issues and needs at a local level), more community involvement in Richmond, Harrisonburg, Lexington and Lynchburg, Improvements to broadcasting infrastructure, improvements to facilities, Creating more volunteer opportunities

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Financials

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STU-COMM INC
Fiscal year: Jun 01-May 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

WNRN

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mark P Keefe

BIO

General Manager and Program Director, Mark Keefe, has twenty-five years of broadcast experience in commercial and non-commercial radio in North Carolina, Nevada, Kentucky, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Paul Wright

Board President

Term: June 2014 - June 2017

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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