Mississippi Valley State University

July 30, 2016


Mississippi Valley State University 

Public Broadcasting and Media Productions

WVSD 91.7 FM

WVSD 91.7 FM is a 24-hour public educational radio station operating under the auspices of the Office of Public Broadcasting/Media Productions at Mississippi Valley State University. Funded primarily through the U. S. Department of Education Title 111 Program and with state funds, the main mission of the Office of Public Broadcasting is to train students for careers in the broadcast industry. The campus radio station broadcasts and webcasts mainly inspiration, jazz, blues, rhythm and blues music within a 30-40 mile radius of the MVSU campus. The radio station also features several public affairs programs, most of which are produced by communications students from the university. WVSD also broadcasts and webcasts the university’s major athletic competitions via the MVSU Sports Network. Web casts can be heard by visiting www.mvsu.edu, click the Listen Live Link. 


Specific goals for 2014-2015


Broaden the station’s programming

Increase the power signal

Provide student internship program and news/public affairs team

Subscribe to national news service

Develop original programming              

Secure adequate office space


CartWorks Automated System


Functions: Allows students to train on state-of-the-art equipment; continuous

programming with minimal personnel; expansion of programming; and programming can be

keyed in computer for at least two weeks in advance of broadcasting.


MVSU Sports Network


Broadcast and web cast ALL football games; SWAC basketball games (men/women); select baseball and softball games, and SWAC Tournament games. 

Underwriter spots are solicited for broadcast games.    

Web Cast site:  www.mvsu.edu, click the Listen Live Link.               


Original Programming


                  MVSU Sports Network

                             Broadcasts and web casts of  Football, Basketball, Baseball, Softball,

                        Live Broadcasts

Wireless system allows WVSD to broadcasts live programs from H. G. Carpenter and other areas where there are accessible telephone lines; or from areas where cell phone reception is uninterrupted.

                        The Echo

Specific Function: 15-30-minute public affairs special designed to feature university guests

                                    Air Time-Varies

                                    Hosts: Darwin Cannon, Wanda Young


Specific Function: 1-hour sports talk show covering levels of various sports

Air Times: 1 hour prior to broadcasts/webcasts of MVSU games

Hosts: Malcolm Miller (Host), Melvin Booker (Analyst)

            Mississippi Gospel Artists Show

Specific Function: 1-hour inspirational show featuring gospel artists with Mississippi origins

                        Air Times: Friday, 9 a.m., Sunday 7 p.m.

                        Host: Darwin Cannon

The Brunch

                                    Specific Function: 1-hour variety talk show covering current


                                    Air Time: Thursday, 11 a.m.

            Host: Vacant

Afternoons @ 5

Specific Function: 1-hour R&B show

                                    Air Times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 5 p.m.

                                    Host:  Vacant

                        Soul City Café

                                    Specific Function: 1-hour variety neo-soul variety show

                                    Air Time: Fridays, 2 p.m.

                        Hosts: Vacant


NPR Public Radio Satellite Interconnection Agreement     

WVSD has received NPR’s Content Depot component since April 2006.  Installation was  May 13,



  • Health in a Heartbeat, Daily, 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. 

  • New Inspiration for the Nation, Monday, 2:00 p.m.

  • Jazz Set Fundraiser, Tuesday, 11:00 a.m.

  • Midnight Special, Tuesday, Midnight

  • Jazz Set: Wednesday, 11:00 a.m.

  • Beale Street Blues, Thursday, 8 p. m.

  • Friends of the Blues, Thursday, 10 p.m.


Syndicated Programs

Gospel Reflections (Sylvia Jay, Host, Inspirational), Tuesday, 8:00 a.m., Sunday, 5:00 p.m.

From the Press Box to Press Row (Donal Ware, Host, Sports), Saturday, Noon

Blues Times in the City (Rojene Bailey, Host, Blues), Friday, 10 p.m.