WRVS FM 89.9 expand its selection of public affairs shows
Kesha Williams December 04, 2014
WRVS-FM 89.9, Elizabeth City State University's public radio station, has long promoted
the station as the voice of the community. Staff there are launching four new public
affairs shows that justifies that claim. Each week, they will welcome to the airwaves
key members of the community to discuss current events and more. The half-hour shows
are designed to inform current and new residents of local developments. Below is a
list of the titles of the radio shows hosted in part by Clay Mercer, production director
for WRVS-FM 89.9.
"Chamber Chat" is scheduled for broadcast on the second Wednesday of the month featuring
Kelly Thorsby, president of Elizabeth City Area Chamber of Commerce. She will explain
how this membership organization serves as the central agency to improve the business
environment in our community. This show begins in January of 2015.
"Conversations with the Chancellor" is scheduled for broadcast every fourth Wednesday
of the month featuring ECSU Chancellor Stacey Franklin Jones. She will share university
developments of interest to our community. It begins on November 26.
"NENC Sports Radio Show" is scheduled for broadcast on Thursdays at 7 p.m. and replay
on Saturdays at 1 p.m. Owen Hassell and Jimmy LaRoue, sports staff at The Daily Advance,
are show hosts. This weekly sports talk show provides in-depth reports on high school
and college athletics throughout northeast North Carolina.
"High School Game of the Week" begins in December. Clay Mercer will provide the play-by-play
commentary of high school varsity basketball games. Officials at each school will
select students who will participate in the production of the games and conduct halftime
The following two shows are already on the air:
"Community Corner" is broadcast on the first Wednesday of the month featuring Charlotte
Underwood, director of the Elizabeth City Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. She
will highlight events and happenings in northeast North Carolina. Special guests from
the community may also appear on these shows. "Community Corner" will reinforce the
goal of the Elizabeth City Area Convention and Visitors Bureau-- to increase awareness
and generate travel to the Elizabeth City area for vacationers, leisure travelers,
groups and meetings.
"The HBCU Nation" is broadcast Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. Anthony Ray, an ECSU alumnus,
highlights issues and developments at the nation's Historically Black Colleges and
Universities. Previous guests on the show include Rep. G.K. Butterfield, U.S. Sen.
Kay Hagen and educator Charlie Nelms, Ed.D.
Tune in by radio or via Internet, www.ecsu.edu/wrvs
Listeners can interact with the show hosts by submitting their questions in advance: