WPRL 91.7 spreads holiday cheer with toy drive

Members of Alcorn State University’s WPRL 91.7 radio station are getting in the holiday spirit by collecting donations for less fortunate families in Claiborne and Jefferson counties.

The radio station is taking up toy donations for their annual toy drive. The toys will be taken to the Department of Human Services in Claiborne and Jefferson counties Thursday, Dec. 22.

Jerome Myles, gospel music director for WPRL 91.7, looks forward to delivering the toys and bringing happiness to the needy.

“It brings so much joy to my heart,” said Myles. “There are plenty of less fortunate parents who just cant afford to give their children a good Christmas, so it means so much to be able to put a smile on a family’s face.”

Charles Edmond, sports director and operational manager for the radio station, believes that doing community service projects is the radio station’s way of showing their appreciation for their fans’ support.

“Giving back to the community is always important because the community has been a big part of the radio station for a long time,” said Edmond. “They listen to us and participate in our shows, so we want to show them how much we appreciate them.”

Micheal Atkins, instructor in the Department of Advanced Technologies, said that making his annual donation is one of his top priorities.

“One of the things that I make sure of is to donate to this toy drive every year because I know that it will go to someone who is in need,” said Atkins.