WNRR Launches Live, Local Traffic On News12-WRDW-TV

May 27, 2008

WNRR Augusta – Starting Tuesday May 27th, Newsradio 1230 WNRR will be providing News12 viewers with live, local traffic conditions during ‘News 12 This Morning’. The popular morning program is anchored by WRDW’s Stacey Hilton, and Tim Strong. The traffic reports will originate from WNRR’s downtown studios, with information from every major county in the WRDW-TV broadcast area. Newsradio1230 air personality Will Nunley will anchor the reports.


ASU Hull Business: ‘Augusta Economy Has Growth’

May 20, 2008

WNRR Augusta – (ASU Press omic, hullRelease/City)

The attached release was provided by ASU regarding the Augusta economy this month. aec-may-2008

Mayor To Attend Memorial Service

May 20, 2008

WNRR Augusta – (City Press Release)

Mayor Deke Copenhaver will attend the Courtyard Memorial Ceremony for Clarissa Taylor, a 5th grader from Diamond Lakes Elementary who passed away earlier this school year from health complications. Clarissa was a wonderful and pleasant 5th grade student in Ms. Jackson’s class and a great friend to all of her peers.  

 The ceremony will take place Wednesday May 21st, 2008 at 9:30am at Diamond Lakes Elementary School.  Everyone is invited to attend this ceremony.  For more information, please contact Coach Carl Robinson at 706.771.2881, ext. 110.

‘Loft Tour’ To Showcase Downtown Augusta

May 16, 2008

WNRR Augusta – (Press Release)

Historic Augusta’s Downtown

Loft Tour, June 6-7,



Historic Augusta, Inc. will host its fourth annual Downtown Loft Tour on June 6 and 7, 2008.  A selection of trendy living and working spaces will be open to the public during First Friday between 6 pm and 9 pm and again on Saturday from noon to 5 pm. 


The purpose of the tour is to encourage interest in the preservation and use of historic buildings in the Augusta Downtown Historic District by providing the public with an intimate look at their interiors.  This year, participants will view twelve sites on Broad Street and beyond including the White’s Building and Sutherland Mill, which are both in the process of being rehabilitated, and the “lofty” Union Baptist Church.  The tour contains buildings of various sizes and styles, each with distinctive architectural features and design.


Tickets for the loft tour can be purchased for $15 in advance or for $20 during the tour.  During the tour, participants can collect a map or purchase tickets at Tour Headquarters in front of 1002 Broad Street.  Proceeds benefit the programs and projects of Historic Augusta, Inc., a nonprofit membership based organization.  The mission of Historic Augusta, Inc. is to preserve historically or architecturally significant structures and sites in Augusta and Richmond County.


Metro Spirit and Historic Augusta are co-hosting a Loft Tour Celebration following the tour on Saturday, June 7 from 8-11 pm.  The party will be held at the City Club located at 724 Broad Street.  The Joe Stevenson Band will provide the entertainment and there will be a cash bar.  Admission is free with a Downtown Loft Tour ticket or $5 at the door.


Historic Augusta’s Downtown Loft Tour is sponsored in part by Enterprise Mill, Merry Land Properties, Inc., Metro Spirit, NBC Augusta, The CW Augusta and WBBQ 104.3.  Other sponsors include blue magnolia, City Club, Haltermann Partners, Inc., John R.B. Long, Sand Hills Properties and Sanford Bruker & Banks.


To purchase tickets or for more information about this or our other programs, please contact Historic Augusta, Inc. by telephone at 706-724-0436 or visit www.historicaugusta.org.

WNRR-AM Offers Free Advertising For Blood Donations

May 15, 2008


Publicity For Pints!


Newsradio1230 offers month-long advertising contract to the business that brings in the most blood donations!


Augusta, GA: CSRA businesses: roll up your sleeves! Augusta’s locally-owned and operated news/talk station is offering you a free advertising contract, just for giving blood! Starting May 16th, simply have your employees tell the Shepeard Community Blood Center staffer where they work, and the employer with the most participation will win a complete month-long advertising contract with WNRR-AM 1230.

May 16th – May 23rd

All blood types welcome!


Augusta, GA Evans, GA

1533 Wrightsboro Road 460 North Belair Road

Mon. – Fri., 9-6 Mon. – Fri., 10-6


Martinez, GA Aiken, SC

112 Davis Road 353 Fabian Drive,

Tues. – Fri., 10-6 . Hitchcock Plaza

Sat., 10-2 Tues. – Sat., 10-6


Listen for contest updates on AM 1230!


Official Rules: Employer must be a licensed business within Richmond, Aiken, Burke, Edgefield, or Columbia counties. Offer not valid for any other broadcast media outlet. Contract does not carry cash value. Advertising contract will include :30 or :60 second commercials not to exceed $350.00 in value. WNRR advertising regulations apply. Offer not valid for political advertising. Advertising contract may be redeemed with (3) calendar months of contest close. Not valid with any other offer. Contest runs from May 16- May 23rd 2008. Winner will be announced on WNRR-AM May 30th.


© 2008 WNRR-AM is a Will Nunley Broadcasting station.

Aiken Brewer Partners With Local Firefighters

May 13, 2008

WNRR Augusta – (Press Release)


Hook & Ladder Brewing Company partners with

A B Beverage to enter Aiken, South Carolina

Area’s newest brew gives back to local communities with its

A Penny in Every Pint”® and “A Quarter in Every Case”® donation program for local firefighters and hospital burn centers


Hook & Ladder Brewing Company has partnered with the A.B. Beverage Co. to bring its award winning beers to southwest South Carolina in the month of May. The official kick-off will be assisted by the Aiken Kroger and North Augusta Wine & Beverage. Consumers looking to try Hook & Ladder can find it in these locations.


Hook & Ladder produces three great-tasting beers: the Great American Beer Festival gold medal winning Hook & Ladder Golden Ale®, the full-bodied Backdraft Brown®, and the new lower-calorie ale Hook & Ladder LIGHTER, the only light ale in the U.S. with only 95 calories. The Hook & Ladder Backdraft Brown was recently crowned 2008 Champion in the Washington Post’s BeerMadness competition beating out 31 other fine craft brews.

As part of its commitment to give back to local firefighters and the community, Hook & Ladder and its wholesale partner A.B. Beverage Co. will donate a portion of all sales to the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation and the Still Burn Unit at Doctors Hospital. Through the “
A Penny in Every Pint ®” and “A Quarter in Every Case®” programs which donates 25 cents from each case and $4 from each barrel sold. These efforts have raised over $30,000 in the past year and a half and these donations have gone directly back into the communities in which Hook & Ladder products are sold.


Hook & Ladder was founded by Rich Fleischer, a 15-year firefighter and brewer. “We’re extremely passionate about two things: our beers and our work in the community. I’m eager to bring that passion to Aiken and South Carolina and to get involved with their local heroes.”


One of the fastest growing craft brewers in the country, Hook & Ladder products are currently available in 20 states and Washington, D.C. and are distributed by 75 wholesale partners.

SC Governor Questions Spending

May 13, 2008

WNRR Augusta – (SC Press Release)

Governor: Retirement Bill, Corrections Deficit Show Need for Fiscal

Columbia, S.C. – May 13, 2008 – Governor Mark Sanford today highlighted
two issues that point to fundamental flaws in our state’s spending
practices, and urged people to make their voices heard on the budget as it
heads into its final stages.

“We’re heading into the final stretch on the budget, and now is the
time for people to speak up if we’re going to impact this practice of
borrowing from Peter to pay Paul,” Gov. Sanford said. “Whether it’s with
the Department of Corrections’ deficits or with passing on the cost of
retirement raises to future generations, today there have been two
unfortunate examples of poor budgeting practices – failure to set priorities,
and passing on unpaid for political promises for another group of
people to deal with.”

This morning, the Department of Corrections requested approval for up
to a $4.3 million deficit – a move needed because lawmakers have failed
to adequately fund the agency. The agency has repeatedly warned
lawmakers about their financial situation, but was told to run deficits rather
than getting more funding. Instead of addressing these needs, the
Senate budget leaves untouched an $18.5 million pet project fund and spends
$20.5 million to create “mini farmers markets” around the state. To
its credit, the House has already proposed eliminating and re-allocating
$10 million from the Competitive Grants program and $14.5 million from
the mini-markets.

Meanwhile, the House approved changes to the state’s retirement system
that promote a false image of stability when it comes to the woefully
under funded system, while at the same time adding $2.6 billion to the
state’s long-term retirement debt. The bill seeks to cover that
shortfall by simply changing the state’s assumed rate of return on retirement
system investments – a smoke-and-mirrors move that does nothing to truly
address the debt. In fact, the new assumed rate of return in the bill
would be 11 percent higher than the national median for public funds,
33 percent higher than Georgia’s retirement system, and 43 percent
higher than North Carolina’s retirement system.  When all retirement
benefits are figured in, South Carolina’s retirement system is under funded by
$20 billion – and when traditionally granted cost of living
adjustments are included, it jumps to $27 billion. This problem is compounded by
the Senate’s taking of money that was meant to address this liability
in an effort to balance this year’s budget.