Two groups of students, from Miller County High School in Colquitt and Jones-Wheat Elementary School in Bainbridge, visited the Flint Media radio studios this week and we enjoyed meeting them.
45 second-graders from Potter Street Elementary School took a tour of the Flint Media radio studios on Scott Street in Bainbridge as part of their enrichment period, where they are learning about different types of jobs in the community. The Flint Media studios serve as the headquarters for five local-owned, local-content radio stations in Southwest Georgia: WBGE 101.9 FM (Bainbridge), WGMK 106.3 FM (Donalsonville), WQLI 92.3 FM (Camilla / Cairo / Pelham), WMGR 99.3 FM / 930 AM (Bainbridge) and WSEM 1500 AM (Donalsonville).
The students were given an up-close look at the functions of a radio station, and some of them even recorded a special message expressing their Bearcat spirit! They saw where Kevin Dowdy and Jay Palmer, the co-hosts of “Jesus and Jammin’,” the most popular morning radio show in Southwest Georgia, sit in the studios while they are broadcasting the show every weekday mornings from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.
The students also learned about how radio waves are transmitted through the air to radios in cars, homes and businesses; and were able to meet several radio station staff members who work in different departments including bookkeeping, advertising sales, on-air talent and sound engineers.
Flint Media was also happy to welcome three students from Miller County High School’s Future Farmers of America club: Taylor Mock, Preston Clenney and Valerie Bunch. The students recorded public service announcements they had prepared to help raise awareness during National Farm Safety Week. The students’ PSAs were aired along with some of our daily agriculture news programs on our radio stations.
Flint Media is proud to be your Southwest Georgia neighbor!