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LIVE BROADCAST TO HOST MAYOR: WJHS to conduct weekly segments with city leaders

March 6, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — WJHS, Columbia City High School’s radio station, is presenting new programming starting Thursday that focuses on the Columbia City community.

CC Connections will begin by featuring Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel, with a monthly segment entitled, “Coffee with the Mayor.” March’s topic will center around the storm water utility.

Mayor Daniel will broadcast live with WJHS from at Richard’s Restaurant, Columbia City, at 11 a.m. on the first Thursday of every month.

This hour-long program will focus on one topic each month, with a portion of time at the end of the program for listener questions.

The public can attend the broadcast with their questions, or they can leave a message at 248-8915. The program will air live on WJHS, and a recorded version will air on Saturdays at noon.

CC Connections programming will feature the following programming each month:

• First Thursdays: “Coffee with the Mayor” at Richard’s Restaurant.
• Second Thursdays: Interview with a Columbia City department head. March’s program will feature Mark Green from the Park Department.
• Third Thursdays: Economic development issues.
• Fourth (and fifth) Thursdays: Local nonprofit groups and organizations.

Each program will air at 11 a.m. Thursdays and again on Saturdays at noon.

The station regularly broadcasts CCHS sporting events and plays adult, alternative music with no commercials.

Utilizing a working studio, students taking the radio broadcasting class are able to gain skills in the classroom as well as in the field.

Previously, WJHS was on site for the mayor’s State of the City address held at Parkview Whitley Hospital. Students broadcasted the address for listeners.

WJHS can be heard on the radio at 91.5 or on the internet at www.wjhs915.org.

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