WFHU, FM91 Focuses On Service; Places Graduates
The student and staff management of WFHU, FM91 are focusing on serving the Henderson/Chester County community throughout the next year, according to station manager Ron Means. Their first project was in conjunction with U.S. History classes at Chester County High School.
Throughout the week of January 30, FM91 broadcast a special news segment at 7:00 a.m.; this newscast covered national, world and political news. The students enrolled in the four U.S. History classes at CCHS, roughly 120 students, were asked to listen to the newscast each morning. At the end of the week, the students were tested over the material. The class that earned the highest average score will receive a pizza party from Express Pizza, which partnered with FM91 for this project.
Means set a challenge for his student staff at the beginning of the year, assigning the department directors a month for which they were to plan community service activities. Means says, “WFHU is a local broadcast radio station that services both the campus and community. We are the only broadcast facility that is operating in Chester County, so I feel the need very strongly to step up and provide more of a public community service through our radio station.”
John Williams, a December graduate of FHU and a former staff member at WFHU, FM91, is now working at Forever Communications in Jackson as a radio air personality with one of their stations. FHU students have been placed with Forever Communications in the past; several have interned with the company, while two graduates have been put on contract and given time slots with them over the past four years.
WFHU, FM91 is owned and operated by Freed-Hardeman University. The station broadcasts adult contemporary music, as well as sports coverage and daily programming.