DURHAM, N.C. – WNCU 90.7 FM and North Carolina Central University’s Alumni Affairs office have developed a new partnership to connect with NCCU graduates. Beginning Saturday, July 12, 2008, at 10:30 a.m., WNCU will air the first installment of NCCU Alumni Today, a new talk show. The show will offer graduates information about what¹s happening on campus and in the lives of their fellow Eagles.Truitt O’Neal hosts the show. He is a 2001 graduate of NCCU with his bachelor’s degree in English and a concentration in electronic media. He is the former general manager of Audionet, NCCU’s student radio station. He also worked as a student staff member for WNCU. Currently, O’Neal is the news and public affairs director for WNNL The Light 103.9 FM and the Raleigh affiliate producer of the Yolanda Adams Morning Show.
“I am enthusiastic about returning to WNCU to produce NCCU Alumni Today,” said O’Neal. “Over the upcoming weeks I look forward to talking with NCCU alumni from all walks of life across the country and around the world.”
Norma Petway, a 1977 graduate of NCCU and director of Alumni Relations, says the mission of NCCU Alumni Today as an extension of the mission of her office. According to Petway, the show “will update graduates on activities at NCCU and give information on how they can participate in university activities and contribute financially. The goal is to encourage every graduate to become an active Eagle.”
Since its debut in August 1995, WNCU, 90.7 FM, licensed to North Carolina Central University, has consistently fulfilled its mission to provide quality, culturally-appropriate programming to public radio listeners in the Triangle area. The format of this listener supported public radio station entertains the jazz aficionado, educates the novice jazz listener and disseminates news and information relative to the community-at-large. WNCU 90.7 FM is a 50,000 watt public radio station and an affiliate of NPR, PRI and Pacifica Radio.