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STAR 93.5 Steams Live!

August 10, 2009

Mississippi College's fabulous radio station STAR 93.5 is attracting listeners from around the globe!

That's because the Christian radio station is now streaming live. "Listen live from anywhere in the world!," is the message boldly proclaimed on the station's web site.

Live streaming on computer screens near you is just another way the MC radio station in the basement of Aven Hall is reaching out to thousands of fans. Each day, the statiion on College Street is "radio for real life" with its message of faith, hope and love (and a little music) to folks from the East to the West. The live streaming began about a week ago.

People who love the station also known as WHJT with its morning personalities like Russ and Traci can also follow the staff on Twitter.

In May, Russ Brashear and Traci Maughon and the rest of the crew feasted on cake and played games at the Park on the River in Flowood to celebrate the station's more than two decades of history.

Russ a.k.a. Russ Robinson was the station's first DJ. He's also a longtime sports announcer who's done loads of thrilling Mississippi high school football and basketball games over the years. He's announced his share of college football games, too.

With folks like Russ and Traci, Trisha, Cole, Kristen and Little Dylan on the air, it's no wonder the MC radio station is thriving these days in metro Jackson and beyond its borders.

"The very fact that WHJT is still around and stronger than ever is a testament to God's faithfulness and MC's heart," Maughon said at the time of the birthday bash in the spring of 2009.

One of the station's popular early morning features is when WAPT-16 morning anchor Brad McMullan calls Russ and Traci to share the news. This month, "Metro Christian Living" magazine featured McMullan and his family as the cover story. The Emmy Award winning journalist with the ABC News affiliate in Jackson with a heart for Jesus Christ is always a welcome addition for Star 93.5 listeners.

A member of Broadmoor Baptist Church in Madison, McMullan typically closes his news segment on STAR 93.5 by asking listeners to "share your faith with a non-believer today."

But with football season about to kick off in late August, McMullan, a University of Oklahoma graduate, is expected to swap barbs with Russ, a Texas Longhorn, about their favorite teams on the gridiron.

MC's Christian radio station, with its mix of news, Christian music, and even a little preaching, is always a winner 365 days a year. And with live streaming, its fan base will continue to grow.

Go to its web site, and the station is plugging the MercyMe concert coming to Jackson later this fall. There's a special pre-sale of tickets from Aug. 7-13. Tickets go on sale to the public Aug. 14. The concert at First Baptist Church in Jackson will be Friday Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. General admission tickets at the door the day of the concert will sell for $27. So act soon to get the tickets at a cheaper rate! For ticket information, call 1.800.965.9324.

For more information on the MC radio station, call Traci at 601.925.3903 or email her at tmaughon@mc.edu Traci Maughon is the director of radio operations at STAR 93.5.

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