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STAR 93.5 Broadcasts Clinton Political Forum

April 4, 2013

Clintonians who cannot attend the city’s political forum on April 18 will get the opportunity to hear live coverage on Mississippi College’s campus radio station, STAR 93.5.

Station general manager Doug Amacker announced the move that boosts local programming for STAR 93.5 listeners who love its format playing Christian contemporary music.

The program will run from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. thqat Thursday evening at MC’s Swor Auditorium. Candidates for mayor and the city’s Board of Aldermen are invited to participate. The event on the Clinton campus is open to the public.

Clinton Mayor Rosemary Aultman is stepping down after 20 years in office. Five candidates are in the race to succeed the Republican.

The race is of interest to Clintonians, and people in the entire metro area will also follow the outcome of the election beginning with the May 7 party primaries, Amacker said.

“STAR 93.5 is committed to Clinton and the Jackson metro areas,’’ Amacker said. “And the best way to serve the community interest is with live, local programming. This is just one example of how we can serve our listening area.’’

Republicans qualifying for mayor are Hinds County District 4 supervisor Phil Fisher, Ward 1 Clinton Alderman Tony Hisaw and former state College Board President Ricki Garrett. Democratic prospects are Rodney C. Carter, Sr. and Jerry Kerner. Fifteen candidates are running for aldermen seats.

Following the May 21 party primary runoffs, Clinton’s general election is set for June 4. The deadline for voters to register for municipal elections is April 6.

The Clinton Chamber of Commerce and American Medical Response are teaming up to sponsor the forum in Nelson Hall. George Broadstreet will serve as the program’s moderator.

Based at  Aven Hall, STAR 93.5 is broadcast on the FM band, but also streams live online at www.star93fm.com, and on tablets or smart phones at Tunein Radio.

 Mississippi College students work at the station in various capacities, from office to reception duties as well as production and on air shifts.

For additional information about STAR 93.5, contact Doug Amacker at 601-925-3903.