‘MTSU On the Record’ examines power of persistence...

‘MTSU On the Record’ examines power of persistence

There’s an art to refusing to give up on a challenge, and one of that art’s practitioners was the guest on a recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Dr. Rhadi Ferguson

Dr. Rhadi Ferguson

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Rhadi Ferguson, trainer, strength and conditioning coach, author and motivational speaker, first aired Feb. 15 on WMOT-FM (89.5 and ). You can listen to their conversation below.

Ferguson, who competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, as a member of the U.S. Judo Team, will discuss “The Power of Persistence” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, in the State Farm Lecture Hall of MTSU’s Business and Aerospace Building.

His address, which is part of MTSU’s Black History Month celebration, is free and open to the public. A printable parking map is available at

“My job is to take the extrinsic motivation that I provide and make it intrinsic so that the person can walk away from their career and their particular thing or their endeavor and know that they gave their best, and they can be satisfied with that,” said Ferguson.

In addition to judo, Ferguson’s athletic interests include boxing, Brazilian jujitsu and mixed martial arts.

To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at

For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.