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MTSU president joins ’Boro mayor to talk partnerships on WGNS

MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee joined MTSU alumnus and Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland recently on WGNS Radio’s “Action Line” program to talk about the longstanding partnership between the university and city.

From left, Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland, MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee and WGNS radio host Bart Walker are shown inside WGNS studios Wednesday, Jan. 13, for the "Action Line" program. (MTSU photo by Jimmy Hart)

From left, Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland, MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee and WGNS radio host Bart Walker are shown inside WGNS studios Wednesday, Jan. 13, for the “Action Line” program. (MTSU photo by Jimmy Hart)

Hosted by veteran radio host Bart Walker, the program aired live Wednesday, Jan. 13, on FM 100.5 and 101.9 and AM 1450 from the WGNS studio in downtown Murfreesboro. If you missed it, you can listen to a podcast of the show here.

“We’re certainly very grateful and consider ourselves as a university very blessed to have such a partnership with the city,” McPhee said during the program.

WGNS new logo 2015_web cropAmong topics discussed included the upcoming grand opening match between the MTSU men’s tennis team and Vanderbilt University at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, at the Adams Tennis Complex at Old Fort Park. Admission is free to the match, which will be played in the new $6.2 million indoor home of the Blue Raiders tennis teams.

The complex stems from a partnership between the City of Murfreesboro, MTSU and the nonprofit Christy-Houston Foundation.

Students, faculty and staff who are interested in guesting on WGNS to promote their MTSU-related activities should contact Jimmy Hart, director of news and media relations, at 615-898-5131 or via email at jimmy.hart@mtsu.edu.