WNUC 96.7 FM

D2N helped complete Detroit’s only community radio station, WNUC 96.7 FM. Initiated by North End Woodward Community Coalition, NEWCC, and Reverend Joan Ross, the station has a reach of 5-7mile radius with a potential audience, once established, of 300,000. The station reaches a diversity of communities including: Highland Park, Hamtramck, a section of Southwest Detroit, North End, Midtown and downtown Detroit. The station benefits the community by providing free access to an independent media voice and, in an area with relatively low access to the internet, a vital source of information. WNUC went on the air in May 2017; an article in The Progressive, Birth of a Station: Low Power Radio Brings Real Power to Detroit Neighborhood, details their journey to going live.

With the goal of health education, WNUC broadcasted a biweekly health segment in 2018-2019: Drs Making a House Call. Created and sponsored by D2N, Dr. Debbie Charfoos interviewed a guest physician to address a pertinent health issue such as nutrition, exercise, diabetes and hypertension. Not only did the show educate, but also brought awareness that the S.A.Y. Detroit Family Health Clinic, a free medical clinic for uninsured women, is down the street from WNUC. Dr. Charfoos also volunteers at the clinic. An interview with Dr. Charfoos on Fox 2 Detroit News describes her efforts at both places. WNUC provided music and interviews with Nurse Practitioner Patricia Wells and Dr. Charfoos at the Community Health Fair.

In Fall 2019 D2N facilitated the donation of 50 computer monitors, keyboards and mice from Beaumont to WNUC/NEWCC. The 2020 census count was 80% online and Detroit is one of the most digitally disconnected cities in the country. The computers assisted in preparing, educating and equipping the community for the census. The census count translates to future funding and representation in Congress.

Reverend Joan Ross, station manager, broadcasting from the Community Health Fair
Patricia Wells, nurse practitioner, Dr. Debbie and Morris Porter, chief engineer for WNUC at the Community Health Fair.
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