Wednesday September 17, 2014

Community Care Monthly Award goes to The Stroke

In honor of May being American Stroke Awareness Month, WEAA gives the Community Care Monthly Award to the American Stroke Association. Stroke Ambassadors Michelle Greer and her son Shane Greer are survivors of stroke. Since their past experience, mother and son made it a priority to educate all aspects of stroke and encourage others to use “The Power to End Stroke.” Shane Greer began a program called “The New Face of Stroke” which informs children and young adults that stroke doesn’t only affect the elderly citizens but can happen to any age group. According to Annette Fisher from The American Stroke Association, the easiest way to spot a stroke is “F.A.S.T”. signs, which are: Face drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty and Time to call 9-1-1. There is also stroke by the number that gives percentages of what stage the stroke is at and what actions should be applied. It’s imperative to know how to recognize stroke in order to prevent, treat and beat.

For more information:
217 East Redwood Street
Baltimore, MD. 21202

Previous WEAA Community Cares Recipients:

Elder Theodore L. Barber Scholarship Foundation, Inc. -
901 Arts -
WAR-Women Accepting Responsibility -
Garwyn Oaks Northwest Housing Resource Center  -
Heal a Woman to Heal a Nation -
The Black Male Engagement Initiative -
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake Baltimore -
The Cancer Support Foundation, Inc. -
Susan G Komen -
PMJ Foundation -
Associated Black Charities -
BCDSS Adoption and Foster Care Families -
The League -
The Arena Players - Facebook Page
Baltimore City Dept. of Social Services Foster Care/Adoption Resource Program -
Beans & Bread –
Brothers Big Sisters of Central Maryland –
Daughter for the Day –
Elite Dance Ministry – 410-303-9240
The League for People with Disabilities –
National Great Blacks in Museum -
OrchKids –
Promise Child - 410-963-1482
Project Mayhem –
The Scott Lee Foundation –

For more information about WEAA Community Cares contact:

Sandi Mallory, Director of Public Affairs & Community Engagement
Telephone: 443-885-4531
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


What is WEAA Community Cares?
Non-profits are proven champions in our community. The WEAA Community Cares Campaign is used to spotlight these organizations whose mission and values make a daily difference in the lives of others. Every month, WEAA partners with a non- profit organization and promotes the mission of the organization through this vignette, broadcasted several times daily on WEAA 88.9 FM

How to nominate an organization for WEAA Community Cares?
Listeners are encouraged nominate an organization that has touched lives, made an impact in their neighborhoods and considered a champion in the Baltimore and/or surrounding communities. Nominations should include a brief essay discussing their value, mission, and how they’re making a difference. Nominations can be mailed to:

WEAA 88.9 FM
Attn: Community Cares
1700 East Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, MD 21251
Or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The Community Cares Vignette airs several times daily on WEAA 88.9 FM. Listeners are encouraged nominate an organization that has touched lives and have made an impact in their neighborhood. Nominations include a 200 word essay discussing their value, mission, and how they making a difference. Nominations are mailed toThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Michelle Petties
Director of Corporate Underwriting

Michelle Petties has headed WEAA’s underwriting department since the Fall of 2010. She brings to WEAA more than twenty- five years of experience in implementing and executing national and local campaigns for a diverse portfolio of organizations and companies.  Michelle is a dedicated advertising and media professional committed raising the development and underwriting profile of WEAA.  The WEAA underwriting department has developed a number of programs, packages and opportunities designed for the benefit of WEAA supporters and sponsors. Michelle and the WEAA underwriting team are committed to providing creative, smart, cost effective ideas, and results driven solutions for an ever growing family of underwriters. 

Michelle earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from University of Texas at Arlington and will soon begin work on her MBA in non-profit management.

The team is currently launching WEAA’s Underwriting & More Roadshow. Each month underwriting representatives from WEAA and other media will provide short form presentations (Strategic Underwriting, Marketing, and Advertising for Small Businesses: Seven Easy Steps) for a select group or organization in the community. If you and your group (of fifteen or more) would like for WEAA come speak to your organization about best advertising practices for your small businesses, contact Michelle Petties at the email address or phone number below.

For more information on becoming an underwriter on WEAA, volunteering or interning in the WEAA underwriting department, you can email Michelle at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 443-885-4528.

Kassandre Monsanto
Underwriting and Development Associate

Kassandre Monsanto, the newest addition to WEAA’s underwriting department takes her clients to new heights. Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, the recent graduate earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations from Morgan State University.

Kae began her tenure at WEAA 88.9 FM as an underwriting intern, worked as the assistant producer on the Marc Steiner Show in 2012 and returned to underwriting department in January 2013. She provides versatility and a fresh perspective for clients looking to underwrite on WEAA. SEIU, the Baltimore School for the Arts and the Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies are just a few of her most recent clients.

Experienced in both the non-profit and public relations arena, Kae has a strong passion for public media and blogs at, where her podcast Talk About It is featured.

Reach her now at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and learn how she can assist with your underwriting needs. Promote and position your business for success on WEAA today!


The WEAA Leadership Circle members are a special group of individuals/organizations who contribute at least $1,000 annually to public radio WEAA 88.9 FM. As a WEAA Leadership Circle member, you can directly impact the longevity of our mission to provide the best in public radio content. The investment from our WEAA Leadership Circle members provides significant funding source for the production and broadcast of our news, public affairs, cultural and music programming.   

For more information, about the WEAA Leadership Circle, please contact Norvelle Jackson at 443-885-2075 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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WEAA 88.9 FM is a commercial free, professionally staffed, public radio station, and a broadcast service of Morgan State University. Your generous contribution to WEAA 88.9 FM is a tax-deductible investment in showing your support of the programming that you enjoy on the station. The financial support that we receive from our members is a significant percentage of our annual operating budget.

When you become a member you will receive our quarterly email newsletter which includes information on member only events, articles on your favorite artists and more. Thank you gifts are also available.

To find out more information on how you can become a WEAA Club 88 Member, please call our Membership Department at (443) 885-2075.

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