#ChattanoogaStrong: Coming together as a Community

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The events that unfolded on Thursday, July 16th, in our neighboring Chattanooga have touched everyone in one way or another…

We’ve all seen the senseless and cowardly acts of violence on our TV’s and heard about them in the news in the past, but never have we seen anything so close to home as we saw that Thursday. The lives of four brave U.S. Marines and one brave U.S. Navy officer were taken by a cowardly act of terror and violence. Five families lost their loved ones as they gave the ultimate sacrifice for our great country while doing their jobs.

Through the tragedy has shined bright the spirit and compassion of the people of the Tennessee Valley, and it has brought out the best in our local communities and the entire tri-state area.

From cards, signs and balloons, to local businesses displaying support, even through song, Chattanoogans are showing strength through big acts of kindness…and small.

The National Center for Victims of Crime has opened the National Compassion Fund Chattanooga to support the victims’ families. It is the only straight-to-victim fund of its kind in the country. There are several ways to donate to the National Compassion fund:

Online at nationalcompassionfund.org or text the word ‘HOPE’ to 84465 to donate $10 via text message.

Funeral homes across the area have memorial books for those who would like to leave their condolences to the families of the four Marines and the Navy officer who were killed Thursday.

Heritage Funeral Home East Brainerd Road Chapel will have a room of remembrance for anyone in the community who would like to come by and sign a book for the families of the fallen military.  You can share your condolences or light a memorial candle Monday thru Friday until 5:00 pm.

The funeral homes will send the books to the families.

Other ways you can help include donating blood now at any are Blood Assurance location. On a typical day, Blood Assurance distributes 130 units of red cells, plasma, and platelets to Erlanger Health System. In the 24 hours after the Chattanooga shootings, Erlanger required 680 units of lifesaving blood products.

While the tragedy is now past, they still ask for your continued help in meeting the needs here at home. If you are currently eligible to give, please visit a Blood Assurance center or mobile near you today.

July 16th, 2015… We’ll never forget these brave men who gave their lives and we’ll always remain #ChattanoogaStrong / #NoogaStrong!

John & Heidi in the Morning!

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John & Heidi Small — the married morning duo — come to us here in Jasper from South Dakota, where the two have worked in the radio business for many years. They have kids, jobs, lives, and love music JUST LIKE YOU!

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Cold Mountain Bluegrass Show

PrintListen every Saturday morning from 8-10am Central for the Cold Mountain Bluegrass show with your host, Kyle Holland. Kyle plays a mix of traditional, “new grass” / contemporary, and Bluegrass gospel favorites and even gives away some great prizes from time-to-time.

Listen each Saturday for the best in Bluegrass music with Kyle Holland, exclusively on MusicRadio 820 WTNW. Got a request? Have a Bluegrass song you’d like to submit to Kyle to be played on the air? EMAIL it to him now!

Sutton Ole Time Music Hour

Sutton_Ole_Time_Music_Hour_logoMusicRadio 820 WTNW  is proud to present the “Sutton Ole Time Music Hour” every Sunday morning at 8am!

Sutton Ole Time Music Hour is recorded every Saturday night direct from the T.B. Sutton General Store in Historic Granville, Tennessee.

Host and creator Sam Stout brings you the best in Bluegrass and ole time music. Sam has been in the music industry for many years with his own bands and studio work for the likes of Chet Atkins, etc. He has done an amazing job hosting Sutton Ole Time Music Hour since April 2008, bring his listeners an opry feeling from the 1880 general store.

If you’re ever in Granville and want to visit the T.B. Sutton General Store, or even enjoy some great southern-style cooking and the live show on Saturday nights — visit www.granvilletn.com for more info!

Tennessee Valley Forecast with News 12′s Patrick Core

Tune into MusicRadio 820 WTNW for the latest up-to-date forecasts from News 12 Chief Meteorologist Patrick Core.

Patrick loves living in the Tennessee Valley. Originally from Folsom, Louisiana, this husband and father of three enjoys the outdoors, fishing, gardening and any kind of sport. Patrick also enjoys spending time with his family.

Patrick came to WDEF News 12 following a four-year stint at the Weather Channel, and WALB in Albany, Georgia, and has also provided the most accurate forecasts for the Tri-State area with WTNW for over five years!

Listen every hour at :20 past the hour and :10 ’til the hour for Patrick Core’s forecast on MusicRadio 820 WTNW.