Mississippi Valley State University

April 19, 2014


Mississippi Valley State University 

Public Broadcasting and Media Productions Fact Sheet

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 2013-2014

· Broaden the station’s programming

· Increase the power signal

· Provide student internship program andnews/public affairs team

· Subscribe to national news service

· Develop original programming


CartWorks Automated System

Functions: Allows students to train on state-of-the-art equipment; continuous programming with small personnel; expansion of programming; and programming can be keyed in computer at least two weeks in advance.

MVSU Sports Network

Broadcast and web cast ALL football games:

SWAC basketball games(men/women);

select baseball games; home softball,

volleyball; and SWAC tournament games.

Underwriter spots are solicited for broadcast games.

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

Live Link.

Original Programming

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 program to feature university guests


Hosts: Darwin Cannon and Wanda Young

Mississippi Gospel Artists Show

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

Air Times:Friday, 9-10:00 a.m., Sunday, 7-8:00 p.m.

Host: Darwin Cannon

Sports Hustle

Specific Function:One-hour sports talk show covering Levels of various sports

Air Time: Saturday, 1-2:00 p.m., or two-hours priorto broadcasts/webcasts of MVSU games

Hosts:Link Edgett, Malcolm Miller

WVSD has received NPR’s Content Depot component

since April 2006. Installation was May 13, 2006.

NPR Programs:

· Beale Street Caravan: Thursday, midnight

· Jazz Set: Wednesday, 11:00 a.m.

· Health in a Heartbeat: Daily, 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m.,  5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.· Parent Journal- Monday, 10:00 a.m.

· Jazz Set Fundraiser- Tuesday, 1:00 a.m.

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

· Midnight Special- Tuesday, midnight

 Syndicated Programs

· Gospel Reflections: Tuesday, 8-9:00 a.m., Sunday, 5-7:00 p.m.

· From Boxrow to Press Row: Saturday, noon-1:00p.m.

· Blues Time in the City: Friday, 10:00 p.m.-midnight