Jones wins award for WRVS -FM 89.9

Kesha Williams
July 12, 2005Randy Jones, news and public affairs director for WRVS-FM 89.9, won a first place award in the 2005 Excel Awards from the Hampton Roads Black Media Professionals. Jones won first place in the Live Interview category for radio broadcasts. The winning entry featured a segment of "Issues and Answers" where Jones interviewed City Councilman Kirk Rivers. The two discussed the city's problematic electricity rates. "Issues and Answers" is a weekly public affairs show which is broadcast at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. Melba Brown, director of TV Services and Talbert Gray, interim general manager of Broadcasting Services, were finalists in the Television- Public Affairs/News Talk Show category for a segment of the public affairs show "Community Connections."