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T fview: Do you
Program Format should
by Joyce Standfield
and Julia Murrell
WSNC-FM versatile with its programm
ing? Recently several WSSU students gave
their views about WSNC and its programm
The students were asked to give sugges
tions on how the station could improve its
The majority of the students interviewed
gave negative responses.
Bobby Simmons, an employee at A&T,
from Dobson, N.C., says, “the instructor is
knowledgable of radio broadcasting and the
presentation of the DJ, but WSNC D.J.’s do
not have the opportunity to use their
imagination. I have accepted the idea
that the radio station is to be used for the
students betterment, or to better their
chances of getting a job in the communica
Without the chance to flex our (WSNC
D.J.’s) imagination; we can not favorably
compete in communications.”
Harold Jones, 23, a senior from Asheville,
N.C., stated, “I think WSNC has improved a
lot over the past two years. I feel that the
station’s format could be improved further
because it could come on earlier and cater
more to the student body than the public.
We all know without the student body,
WSNC would not exist!”
Another interesting comment was from
Daryl Page, 22, a senior from Bennettsville,
S.C.,“I think they need to make some
changes in the format such as play more top
40, particularly black artists. 1 teel tney
need to do this to improve their ratings. The
jazz format is okay but everyone is not a
Barry Andrews, 21, a junior from High
Point, N.C. had never heard of WSNC. He
says, “I have been a student at WSSU for
three years and I was unaware the school
had a radio station.”
Sylvia Walser, 23, a senior from Winston-
Salem, N.C. says, “To improve the pro
gramming format, WSNC needs to play bet
ter music. They also should broadcast
longer hours. I think WSNC does not repre
sent the student body’s overall music
One interviewer gave a different view of
WSNC: James Johnson, 22, a senior from
Charlotte, N.C. commented, “Since I see
myself as a conservative man, I find WSNC
very entertaining and refreshing after a full
day in class.”
Greg Gillis, 19, a sophomore from Fayet
teville, N.C. emphasized, “I feel that WSNC
is to contemporary with its music. It needs
to appeal more to the student body than the
general manager. If this problem is resolv
ed the ratings of the station would surely in
When it comes to WSNC and its program
ming format there are quite a few students
who want the station to change its format.
Will the station change to cater more to
the student body? We can only look to see
what the future will bring!
Five WSSU students recently completed
for the coveted title of Mr. Ram 1985-86. The
program was held in the Kenneth R.
WiUiams Auditorium on Oct. 3rd at 8 p.m.
The five contestants were Amos Wilson of
Winston-Salem, Roderick Mclver of Long
Island N.Y.; Maurice Wright of Winston-
Salem; Haron Beatty of New Bern, N.C.;
and Clarke Poston of Winston-Salem.
The first part of the program was the in
troduction of contestants and judges. This
was done by Host-Brian Drake and hostess
Karla Barksdale. Each contestant was
judged in four areaf; creative wear, talent,
formal wear, and their ability to respond to
an extemporaneous question.
After modeling their creative wear, the
contestants presented their talents.
Amos Wilson the first contestant did a
short skit which involved a l>ody building
Roderick Mclver, the second contestant,
performed a modem dance routine.
The three remaining contestants
presented their vocal talents. Maurice
Wright sang “Careless Whispers” by
Wham. Clarke Poston sang “Beautiful
Ones” by Prince; and Haron Beatty sang
Billy Oceans’ “Suddenly.”
After modeling formal wear, the question
and answer segment began. Each contes
tant drew a question from the co-hostess’
hand and answered his specific question.
The questions varied from prayer in school
to Apartheid in Africa.
While the judges were tallying their votes,
several WSSU students provided entertain
ment for the audience. William Bess played
a lovely selection on his flute; Diane Spicer
sang “Never to late for Love” by Dionne
Warwick and Michael Brown played “You
are my Lady” on the saxaphone. Ten young
men from Fayetteville, N.C. performed a
dance routine to “Hie Kind of Girls We
Like” by New Edition.
The moment that the crowd had been
waiting for finally arrived. The winners’ in
this year contest were about to be announc
ed. The winners were, Haron Beatty, 2nd
runner-up; Clark Poston, 1st nuiner-up and
Mr. Ram for the 1985-86 school year is ...
English Major • Mass Communications Minor
by Angela Corbett
Are you interested in joining a pro
gressive organization that will benefit you
as a student and as an alumnus, then in
quire about joining SARA.
SARA or Student Alumni Relations
Association will help broaden your horizons
and knowledge of the alumni association. It
acts as an agent to bridge the gap between
students and alumni and is sponsored by the
WSSU Alumni Association. Since SARA is a
student organization its goal is to
familiarize students with the alumni pro
gram and its interest, ideals and services to
Under the guidance of Joseph Daniels,
SARA’s members have already elected its
slate of officers. The officers include: Bren
da Poole, president; Angela Corbett, vice
rjresident; Phyllis Whitaker, secretary;
Daphney Carter, assistant secretary;
David Alston, treasurer; and Angela
SARA’s members began the school year
by contributing $100 to the Alumni’s Annual
Fund. Other fall activities planned include:
a seminar on “How to Use the Library,” a
Career Information program with WSSU
grads, and a special “Alumni Night Pro
gram” that will introduce SARA members
to WSSU graduates that are employed on
Spring semester activities are still in the
planning stage. As usual the organization
plans to sponsor several activities during
Black History Month.
SARA has plenty to offer WSSU students.
It is one of the few student organizations on
campus that gets to work with the alumni.
Miss WSSU, 1985-86
Faculty, Staff and Majors
Roderick Mclver - Mr. Ram 1985-86
Photo by Peele
Mclver Wins Mr. Ram Title
by Melanie Beatty
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