MPB’s Rural Voices Radio airs North Bay students stories in April
Bay-Waveland students' recordings are now airing on Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s 90.3 FM at 3:28 p.m. most days through April. Tune in and enjoy!
They are among the 41 students from Waveland Elementary, North Bay Elementary and Bay-Waveland Middle School who recorded their original stories for broadcast in MPB’s Rural Voices Radio series.
Here’s the schedule:
The following students' writing pieces have already aired:
Stacey Ferguson and Jennifer Roth, both educators for gifted students, submitted 44 pieces of their students’ writing to Rural Voices Radio late last year.
The Rural Voices Radio crew spent nearly 12 hours recording the students’ voices. “It was a long and arduous process,” said Ferguson said. “But, I know the kids enjoyed the event because I could see the gleam in their eyes and the pride in their strides. They are now published authors.”
Rural Voices Radio, a partnership of Mississippi Writing/Thinking Institute and Mississippi Public Broadcasting, features students and teachers from around the state who are selected to share their unique stories of home, place and Mississippi. The program is broadcast daily at 3:28 p.m. on all eight of Mississippi’s public radio stations and is modeled after the National Writing Project’s radio publication.
An anonymous donor made it possible for Rural Voices Radio to visit the Bay-Waveland School District to record the students.