From football season to basketball season, WQNZ-FM in Natchez, Miss., brings its listeners "Live From the Locker Room," a one-hour show that travels to high schools throughout the community to highlight athletic programs and athlete scholars. Hosts Rosco and "Porky" Smith interview the athletes, coaches, cheerleaders, band members, officials, students and parents. In partnership with the local chapter of the National High School Football Hall of Fame Awards, an organization that gives scholarships to outstanding academic athletes in the area, the show spotlights students who have shown strength both on the field and in the classroom. The show broadcasts from schools within a 70-mile radius, giving many smaller communities exposure not often received. In addition to football and basketball, "Live From the Locker Room" has covered soccer, track, tennis, baseball, softball, golf, bowling, cheerleading and a even a chess team. The show has been a Mississippi Association of Broadcasters award winner for four years running, and WQNZ was a National Association of Broadcasters Crystal Awards Finalist in 2008.
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