WMOT-FM (89.5 and wmot.org) will air an encore presentation of Gina Logue’s Aug. 9, 2004, interview with the late president emeritus of Middle Tennessee State University, Dr. Mel Scarlett, on “MTSU on the Record” at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 23, and at 8 a.m. Sunday, April 29.
Scarlett, who served as MTSU president from 1968-1978, passed away on April 16, 2012, at the age of 91. The interview is about his 2004 book “The Great Rip-Off in American Education: Undergrads Underserved.”
So much has changed in the 43 years since WMOT first began. In many ways, public radio has grown up. What was once a struggling -- almost experimental -- operation has become a permanent and positive presence in the lives of so many in middle Tennessee and across the nation.
Dr. Carroll Van West, director of the Center for Historic Preservation, will discuss the bicentennial of the start of the War of 1812 on “MTSU on the Record” with host Gina Logue at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 19, and 8 a.m. Sunday, April 25, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and wmot.org).
West, who organized a March 17 symposium on the subject at the Nashville Public Library, will cover the causes of the conflict, Andrew Jackson’s role in it, how Native Americans were affected and Tennessee’s role in the conflict.
MTSU’s College of Mass Communication will formally unveil its new Center for Innovation in Media at 4:30 p.m. inside the Bragg Mass Communication Building on campus Thursday, April 12, as part of the University’s Alumni Spring Weekendcelebration.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — A Tennessee prison inmate now stands indicted for the murder of his wife 25 years ago.
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold announced Monday that his Cold Case Unit had developed new evidence in the death of Deborah Sherfiled Bess.
The evidence was presented to the Rutherford County Grand Jury, resulting in a first-degree murder indictment against 63-year-old Moses Bess. It charges Bess with fatally shooting his then 38-year-old wife, Deborah, at the couple's home in Aug., 1986.
Former Major League pitcher Tommy John will be Gina Logue’s guest on the next edition of “MTSU on the Record” at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 26, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and wmot.org).
This interview originally was scheduled to air Monday, March 19, but was pre-empted for pre-game coverage of the MTSU men’s basketball team’s 71-64 victory over the University of Tennessee in the National Invitational Tournament.