Making an impact in the community

As the semester winds down, the Grambling Sports Radio Network has been hard at work putting together several activities on the campus of GSU.Santora Black, director of the Grambling Sports Radio for the past 10 years, feels that the activities the network has been doing is good to themselves ,and the community.

“I think that it’s important to give back the community , and also service the community,” said Santora Black. ” I’m proud of our Network members, for their hard work this semester.”

Here is of some of things that the Sports Radio Network has done this semester.

The Grambling Sports Radio Network kicked the year with GSU Idol, which a Grambling student won a $250 book scholarship and, will be the opening act at Tiger Fest ,at the end of this month.

The network signed up people and had tryouts from Feb. 9-12, when it was finished, it was a complete success.

After GSU Idol, the network started working on Breast Cancer Awareness, some of the activities included: putting together cancer bags for Breast Cancers survivors , and collecting donations for the Kay Yow Foundation. From some it was a emotional event.

Jalissa Meredith, a member of the sports radio network lost her grandmother to Breast Cancer in 1993. Meredith said, that it is paramount to educate people on the issue of Breast Cancer.

After the Breast Cancer Awareness, the Network started working with the American Cancer Society, on an event called Relay for Life,which is a walk to honor Breast Cancer survivors.

One of the breast cancer survivors included Grambling State’s own Ritze Thompson, who works in the Nursing Building. Thompson is a two -time survivor of Breast Cancer.

Now that all those actives are over, the Network is currently working baseball and softball games.

In the network their are four different facets, The producers, who make sure the broadcast of the game goes smoothly , the broadcast team, which are the individuals who conduct all the interviews ,and the Public Relations and Promotions staff, which is responsible for passing out free things to the crowd.

The Grambling Sports Radio is always looking for individuals who are bright, innovate and willing to work.

If you are interested in joining the Network, contact Santora Black at 318-274-6199, or e-mail him at blacks@gram.edu.