Local Community Events

WNRV was originally founded in 1953 and has continued to operate from this same location the entire time. This longevity has allowed the station to maintain a strong presence in the local community and dedication to the community is one of it's core principles.

Here are some of the community events that WNRV has been involved with over the past few years:

    2016

  • Peterstown Preservation Group (April 7, 2016; in-studio interview with Missy Weddle discussing their efforts to save the E.I. Terry buildings in Peterstown)
  • Giles County Kids Fishing Day (April 30, 2016; on-site broadcast with Speaking of Sports show from Narrows Park plus interviews - 8th straight year we've broadcast from Kids Fishing Day)
  • Pearisburg Community Market (one Saturday each month May-October 2016; on-site broadcast with Speaking of Sports show; also recorded Music at the Market bands)
  • Giles County Muddy ACCE Race (October 1, 2016; on-site broadcast with Speaking of Sports show from Glen Lyn plus interview; also had in-studio interview on September 29)
  • Narrows Fall Heritage Festival (October 29, 2016; on-site broadcast with Speaking of Sports show from Narrows plus interview)
  • Kids Cancer and Christmas Benefit Auction (November 19, 2016; on-site broadcast with Speaking of Sports show from Pearisburg plus interview)
  • 2016 Christmas Parades: Pembroke, Pearisburg, Peterstown, and Narrows (December 2016)

 

    2015

  • Giles County Kids Fishing Day (May 16 2015; on-site broadcast with Speaking of Sports show from Narrows Park plus interviews - 7th straight year we've broadcast from Kids Fishing Day)
  • Pearisburg Community Market (one Saturday each month May-October 2015; on-site broadcast with Speaking of Sports show; also recorded Music at the Market bands)
  • Narrows Homecoming Festival (July 4, 2015; on-site broadcast with Speaking of Sports show from Narrows Park plus interviews)
  • Smith's Super-Aid Pharmacy 10 Year Celebration (July 31, 2015; on-site on-air interview and played some tunes for the crowd during the event)
  • 2015 Christmas Parades: Pembroke, Pearisburg, Peterstown, and Narrows (December 2015)

 

    2014

  • In-studio on-air interview with Ava Howard from the Newport Community Action Committee (April 3, 2014; discussed the Newport Village Library & Museum Grand Opening, here is the full interview)
  • In-studio on-air interview with students from the Virginia Tech Appalachian Studies Program (April 25, 2104; discussed their project which investigated the cultural and economic impact of the Crooked Road in Giles and Montgomery Counties, here is the full interview).
  • Narrows Cub Scout Pack 68 WNRV studio visit (May 6, 2014; local pack visited WNRV to earn merit badges, plus interviews)
  • Giles County Kids Fishing Day (May 10, 2014; on-site broadcast with Speaking of Sports show from Narrows Park plus interviews - 6th straight year we've broadcast from Kids Fishing Day)
  • Relay for Life of Giles County (June 2014; Anthony Woodward recorded a PSA for their June 27 event).
  • Narrows Homecoming Festival (July 5, 2014; on-site broadcast with Speaking of Sports show from Narrows Park plus interviews)
  • In-studio on-air interview with L.B. Day (Habitat for Humanity), Leslie Meadows (Giles County Technical Center student), and Zane Martin (Giles County Technical Center student) (May 14, 2014; provided an update on their cooperative project to build a Habitat for Humanity home in Narrows, here is the full interview)
  • Horse Health & Feed Event at Tractor Supply Company in Pearisburg (July 12, 2014; played music for the event plus a live interview)
  • Celco Community Credit Union Pembroke Branch Grand Opening (October 16, 2014; on-site live broadcast with 2 interviews)
  • 2014 Christmas Parades: Pembroke, Pearisburg, and Narrows - our float won first place at Pembroke! (December 2014)
  • In-studio on-air interview with Christina Martin (Eastern Elementary) and Rick Claus (NanoSonic) (December 30, 2014; discussed the Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) program in the Giles County schools).

 

    2013

  • Giles County Kids Fishing Day (April 27, 2013; on-site broadcast with Speaking of Sports show from Narrows Park plus interviews - 5th straight year we've broadcast from Kids Fishing Day)
  • Little League Baseball Season Opening (Saturday May 4, 2013; on-site broadcast from Pembroke with Speaking of Sports show - this is an annual event for us, it was great to being back out there!)
  • Rich Creek Autumnfest (September 7, 2013; on-site broadcast with Speaking of Sports show, plus interview)
  • 2013 Summer Cruise In at Tractor Supply Company in Pearisburg (July 6, 2013; played music for the event plus a few interviews)
  • In-studio on-air interview with L.B. Day (Habitat for Humanity) and Forest Fowler (Giles County Technical Center) (September 17, 2013; discussed their cooperative project to build a Habitat for Humanity home in Narrows, here is the full interview)
  • 2013 Christmas Parades: Rich Creek, Pembroke, Pearisburg, and Narrows (December 2013)

 

    2012

  • Cub Scout Pack 460 WNRV studio visit (January 28 2012; local Pembroke pack visited WNRV to earn merit badges, plus interviews)
  • Little League Baseball Season Opening (Saturday April 28, 2012; on-site broadcast from Pembroke with Speaking of Sports show - this is an annual event for us, it was great to being back out there!)
  • MLB Pitch, Hit, and Run competition (May 5, 2012; on-site broadcast from Pembroke with Speaking of Sports show )
  • Giles County Kids Fishing Day (May 19, 2012; on-site broadcast with Speaking of Sports show from Narrows Park plus interviews - 4th straight year we've broadcast from Kids Fishing Day)
  • Boy Scout Troop 68 WNRV studio visit (August 6, 2012; local Narrows troop visited WNRV to earn merit badges, plus interviews)
  • 1st Annual Dirty Dancing Festival (August 11, 2012; on-site broadcast with Speaking of Sports show, plus interviews)
  • Rich Creek Autumnfest (September 8, 2012; on-site broadcast with Speaking of Sports show, plus interview)
  • 2012 Christmas Parades: Rich Creek, Pembroke, Pearisburg, Ballard, Peterstown, and Narrows (December 2012; our float won 3rd place again in the Narrows parade)

 

    2011

  • Cub Scout Packs 68 and 460 WNRV studio visit (April 2011; local packs visited WNRV to earn merit badges, plus interviews)
  • Giles County Kids Fishing Day (May 21, 2011; on-site broadcast with special 2 hour Speaking of Sports show plus interviews - 4th straight year we've broadcast from Kids Fishing Day).
  • Wolf Creek Ruritan 50th Anniversary Celebration (June 4, 2011; on-site Speaking of Sports show, plus interview)
  • NewRiverFest (July 2, 2011; on-site broadcast of Speaking of Sports show plus interviews)
  • 2011 Christmas Parades: Rich Creek, Pembroke, Pearisburg, Ballard, Peterstown, and Narrows (December 2011)

 

    2007-2010

  • 2010 Christmas Parades: Rich Creek, Pembroke, Pearisburg, Ballard, and Narrows (December 2-9, 2010; our float won 3rd place in the Narrows parade)
  • 20th Annual Rich Creek Autumnfest (September 11, 2010; on-site broadcast with Speaking of Sports show, with updates and interviews throughout the day). Festival Flyer
  • Narrows Athletic Fund Golf Tournament (September 4, 2010; on-site broadcast at Castle Rock Golf Course with Speaking of Sports show)
  • Celco Federal Credit Union Customer Appreciation Day (June 4, 2010; on-site broadcast with Speaking of Sports show and interview with Va Tech Defensive Coordinator Bud Foster)
  • Giles County Kids Fishing Day (May 15, 2010; on-site broadcast with special 2 hour Speaking of Sports show plus interviews with Sheriff Millirons, Game Warden Mullins, and kids )
  • Live In-studio Interview with Giles High School FFA Club (April 20, 2010)
  • Virginian Leader newspaper feature about WNRV in their Business Profile section (January 6, 2010)
  • Celco Federal Credit Union Customer Appreciation Day (2009; on-site broadcast with Speaking of Sports show and interview with Va Tech Defensive Coordinator Bud Foster)
  • Giles County Kids Fishing Day (2008 and 2009; on-site broadcast with Speaking of Sports show and interviews)
  • 2007 Christmas Parades: Narrows and Pearisburg (2007; on-site broadcast)
  • Fund Raising for Kidney Transplant for Local Family (2007)
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