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KTSU 90.9 FM leads effort of HBCU radio stations across nation in COVID-19 campaign

Written by on April 9, 2021

KTSU 90.9FM is proudly leading 14 other HBCU licensed public radio stations in a joint fight to knock out coronavirus in our communities.

The legendary radio station, which is located on the campus of Texas Southern University, is one of the HBCU recipients of a $150,000 grant funded by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to help lead awareness campaigns for underserved communities hit hardest by the pandemic. The “Save A Life” campaign will be under the leadership of KTSU General Manager Ernest Walker.

“The African-American community has been struck significantly since the inception of COVID-19, particularly in the areas of access to COVID-19 vaccinations and in the effects the disease has had on families’ mental health,” Walker said. “KTSU is pleased to lead alongside other HBCU public radio stations to provide educational and life-saving information in order to help fight and beat the pandemic on our campuses and in other vulnerable populations.”

These HBCU stations will produce, broadcast and distribute informative content on-air, online, and on social media. The informative programs will include local health officials and community leaders from each city and state to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal is to motivate and engage minority communities to continue to mask up, social distance, get tested, receive the vaccine, and support mental health.

Station participation will include:

● Alabama: WJAB, Normal; WVAS. Montgomery

● Georgia: WCLK, Atlanta

● Mississippi: WJSU, Jackson; WURC, Holly Springs; WPRL, Lorman

● Missouri: KJLU, Jefferson City

● North Carolina: WNCU, Durham; WRVS, Elizabeth City; WSNC, Winston-Salem

● Ohio: WCSU, Wilberforce

● Texas: KTSU, Houston; KPVU, Prairie View

● South Carolina: WSSB, Orangeburg

● Virginia: WNSB, Norfolk KTSU is one of the HBCU recipients of a $150,000 grant funded by The Corporation for Public

For more information about KTSU 90.9Fm, visit www.ktsuradio.com.

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