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MPB’s Rural Voices Radio airs North Bay students stories in April

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:


  • April 6 - Carrie Lane - Time with the Grands- 3rd Grade- NBE
  • April 7 - Dan Hammett- Helping In LA- 5th Grade- NBE
  • April 10 - Della McElfish- Ruby Comes Home- 3rd Grade- NBE
  • April 11 - Elle Dupuy- The Beaches- 5th Grade- NBE
  • April 12 - Gavin Garcia- My Dog Bailey- 3rd Grade- NBE
  • April 13 - Jace Morgan- The Hancock Co Fair- 3rd Grade- BSE
  • April 14 - Karli Forrester- My Chess Experience- 5th Grade- NBE
  • April 17 - Dakota Hoyt- Sea Turtle- 4th Grade- NBE
  • April 18 - Ethan Campbell & Esther Lan- Blue Heron & Christmas- 4th & 3rd Grade - NBE
  • April 19 - Jay Kelton- The Bonfire- 4th Grade- NBE
  • April 20 - Kenai Hackney-Sims- Blanket The Cat- 3rd Grade- NBE
  • April 21- Ronald Thomas- Six Flags- 3rd Grade- NBE


The following students' writing pieces have already aired:

  • April 3 - Chloe Knight- Cat Island- 3rd Grade- North Bay Elementary
  • April 4 - Holly Eckman- Parasailing- 6th Grade- Bayou View Middle School
  • April 5 - Abby Jo Flowers- Flint Creek- 5th Grade- NBE





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.