CPB Info

IHL Board Of Trustees






    Mr. Bruce Williams

    Mrs. Jerri Jackson

    Mr. Melvin Anderson

    Rev. Barney Rankin


Community Advisory Meetings

  Alcorn Public Radio-91.7 WPRL Community Advisory Board Meetings are open to the public unless closed for a reason recognized by the Communications Act. Anyone may attend any open meeting without registering or providing personal information,unless for safety reasons.

All meetings are held at WPRL Radio Industrial Technology Buildinng, Lorman,Ms 39096,from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


Meeting Dates

Jan 5,2017

March 6,2017

June 7,2017

September 6,2017

 December 20,,2017

March 5,2018

June 12,2018

Sept 16,2018

Dec 5,2018

Executive Staff Members

 Mrs .Carolyn Dupre, VP for Finance and Administration

Charles Edmond, Operational Manager

Jerome Myles, Music/Program Director

Myrtle Hedrick, Administrative Assistant, Secretary/Traffic Director

Gemario Brooks, R&B Announcer,Director







Statement regarding Financial Report(s)



As a CSG recipient , WPRL-FM is required to post information concerning highly compensated staff and contractors. For 2016 no employee or contractor earns income over the reported threshold.


Interested parties may obtain a copy of WPRL-FM Audited Financial Report (AFR) by calling 601-877-6290 or sending a email to cedmond@alcorn.edu



WPRL-FM/Alcorn State University is committed to providing leadership and support to:


Foster and enhance an inclusive climate which affirms the value and contributions to every member of the WPRL-FM family.

Provide information regarding the station's diversity efforts, current demographics, emerging trends and long range plans for capitalizing on future opportunities.

Engage our community partners in social justice education initiatives grounded in strength based practices to demonstrate the university's commitment to providing opportunities and access to undersourced populations.

Provide support in the efforts to deliver a workforce climate for attracting and retaining a diverse staff.


WPRL-FM is an equal opportunity employer and will attempt to recruit a diverse workforce and explicitly forbid discrimination harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability and marital status.


Local Content and Services Report


1. Describe your overall goals and approach to address identified community issues, needs, and interests through your station’s vital local services, such as muitiple  platforms long and short-form content, digital and in-person engagement, education services, community information, partnership support, and other activities, and audiences you reached or new audiences you engaged.


In Southwest Mississippi there are a lot of challenges .WPRL-FM as well as Alcorn State University work together to broadcast from different parts of our listening area with remotes that promote wellness fairs,education fairs as well as forums that help increase awareness of these challenges. Through our website we create awareness of what is happening in the community. 2. Describe key initiatives and the variety of partners with whom you collaborated, including other public media outlets, community nonprofits, government agencies, educational institutions, the business community, teachers and parents, etc. This will illustrate the many ways you’re connected across the community and engaged with other important organizations in the area.


During the past year we have developed two new programs that we broadcast and other stations that have picked up. One is called the "Extension this Week" talk show. This program talks about the Agriculture Programs at Alcorn State University and how these programs impact our local community as well as state and region wide.There is a program that is Sponsored by a local health community center in the area. The program talks about local health issues that are a concern to the community in which the unemployment rate in our area is double digit3. What impact did your key initiatives and partnerships have in your community? Describe any known measurable impact, such as increased awareness, learning or understanding about particular issues. Describe indicators of success, such as connecting people to needed resources or strengthening conversational ties across diverse neighborhoods. Did a partner see an increase in requests for related resources? Please include direct feedback from a partner(s) or from a person(s) served.


WPRL-FM has their annual toy drive which helps needy kids during the holiday season. Listeners bring in toys to the radio station and a week before Christmas those toys are delivered to the needy kids in our area. As a result of the success of the toy drive, there has been a request to place receptable  in different parts of the community for people to drop off. 4. Please describe any efforts (e.g. programming, production, engagement activities) you have made to investigate and/or meet the needs of minority and other diverse audiences (including, but not limited to, new immigrants, people for whom English is a second language and illiterate adults) during Fiscal Year 2014, and any plans you have made to meet the needs of these audiences during Fiscal Year 2015. If you regularly broadcast in a language other than English, please note the language broadcast.


We are in the process of developing a children's program in which books and other material will be read. There is a talk show in the works that focuses on children's topics as well as reading children's stories . 5. Please assess the impact that your CPB funding had on your ability to serve your community. What were you able to do with your grant that you wouldn't be able to do if you didn't receive it?


The CPB funds have been a blessing for WPRL-FM. The funds have been instrumental in paying for NPR Programming as well as travel to various venues to partner with different entities such as school districts etc. The funds are also instrumental in hiring part-time students to assists during critical periods during the year.