WRUU FM 107.5, Savannah's community radio station, has received a Community Grant from the Savannah Downtown Neighborhood Association in the amount of $600.
"Each year, the DNA makes grants to community organizations that have an impact on the greater downtown area. Each application goes through a review process overseen by the DNA Board of Directors, which makes the selections," a spokesperson for the station says.
The $600 grant will be used by the community radio station to upgrade equipment in its production studio, which is used to record interviews and public service announcements.
The noncommercial station is staffed entirely by volunteers and is funded by donations from listeners and local businesses.
That’s why the grant from the DNA is so important, according to Dave Lake, WRUU’s general manager.
“Donations that we receive during our annual pledge drive are used to keep the lights on and keep the station on the air. The DNA grant will allow us to make improvements that we would not be able to undertake otherwise," Lake says.
“We are truly a community radio station are we are focused on serving the needs of our listeners,” Lake says. “Receiving this grant affirms the importance of our mission to provide a voice and visibility in Savannah for community organizations and encourages us to continue creating radio programming that’s informative, educational, and entertaining.”
WRUU also streams from its website at wruu.org.