WPRL 91.7 FM is giving students the opportunity to be on the Noonday Newscast. For those who may not know, WPRL 91.7 FM is the on-campus radio station at Alcorn State University located in the lower level of the Industrial Technical (IT) Building. The station allows Mass Communications students the opportunity to branch out into the radio aspect of their major. Jerome Myles Sr., Music/Program Director for WPRL, decided to make the Noonday Newscast which would be hosted by the students almost four years ago.
“With COVID-19 having changed the way everything is done, the student participation suffered for it.” Myles decided to push this effort again for current students and the response has been enormous.
“The radio station and I are excited to have two new hosts, Delesha Banks and MeKiyla Brown for the Noonday Newscast and I am ready to see what their talents can bring to the radio station.” These student anchors previously worked for WHRU’s radio station at Hinds Community College which is a student-run radio station located on the Hinds Community College Utica campus.
“I am ecstatic to be presented with this opportunity to become more involved with the radio station as a Mass Communications major here at Alcorn,” Banks said. The newscast will be filled with local and state news in all surrounding areas, beginning with a phrase of the day. The projected date for the start of the newscast will be Monday, February 20, 2023, starting with a joint show with both hosts and individual shows to follow on Wednesdays and Fridays.
For those who would like to test out their talents, here is a great opportunity. Contact Mr. Myles at (601) 877-6594 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the radio station located on the lower floor of the IT building.