WMOT is part of Middle Tennessee State University’s College of Mass Communication and a National Public Radio affiliate.
The half-hour discussion program, produced and hosted by Gina K. Logue in the University’s Office of News and Media Relations, still will be broadcast on Sunday mornings at 8. Adding the new Monday broadcast will reach even more drive-time listeners, station executives said.
“It’s a much better time for the program,” said Henri Pensis, WMOT station director. “Between it and the coaches’ show, and then when we have basketball games, it will nest very nicely all together as content from MTSU, featuring a lot of the special things that happen here. It adds visibility for us and for the University.”
In addition to local news, WMOT plays a mix of classical and jazz music and offers syndicated programs such as “The Takeaway” and “All Things Considered.”
Logue has hosted “MTSU on the Record” for seven years. Her work on the program has garnered two Special Merit awards from the Council for Support and Advancement of Education and a Bronze Award from the Tennessee College Public Relations Association.
“We hope to introduce ‘MTSU on the Record” to more listeners at the end of their working day, as they are driving home,” Logue said. “We hope to provide good information and interesting talk.
“It’s very casual and informal with MTSU faculty, staff, students, administrators and involved community activists and guests talking about MTSU curricula, special events, and guest lecturers. Faculty members are sometimes on the program to expound on hot issues in the news that correspond to their areas of expertise.”
The program also will include a 60-second information break, Logue noted.
For more information and a complete program schedule, visit www.wmot.org or call 615-898-2800.
— Tom Tozer (Thomas.Tozer@mtsu.edu)