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Qualifying has closed for the Alabama Democratic and Republican parties in the race for state’s Senate District 26 seat, which Quinton Ross just vacated to take over as President of Alabama State University. Five candidates have qualified on the Democratic side while just one is running from the Republican Party. Democratic candidates include Deborah Anthony, Fred Bell, David Burkette, Tony Cobb Jr. and John Knight. DJ Johnson is the GOP’s nominee. The special primary election is set for Dec. 12. A runoff would be held Feb. 27 if needed. 

Making Contact: Mrs. Hamer, Echoes Airs Tonight

Oct 9, 2017
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Tonight's regularly scheduled program Biz Talk MGM is taking a break for the Columbus Day holiday. In place of it, WVAS will broadcast a half-hour special "Mrs. Hamer, Echoes" part of the Making Contact series, a weekly magazine/documentary style public affairs program distributed through Public Radio Exchange. The program examines the words and brief context of the life of civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer,  who would have turned 100 on October 6.

Hurricane Nate brought a burst of flooding and power outages to the U.S. Gulf Coast before weakening rapidly Sunday, sparing the region the kind of catastrophic damage left by a series of hurricanes that hit the southern U.S. and Caribbean in recent weeks. In Central Alabama the damage came in the form of downed trees and power outages. Some of those downed trees hit structures, but fortunately there have been no reports of injuries or loss of life from the storm in Alabama. At its peak, the storm caused outages to more than 14-thousand homes in this part of the state.

Hyles Files: Things I Was Wrong About

Oct 6, 2017

   A change of leadership in the Athletics Department at Alabama State University. Director of Athletics Melvin Hines has officially resigned from the position. President Quinton Ross last night issued a statement announcing that Deputy Director of Athletics Jennifer Lynne Williams will take over as interim director. She will begin her new duties immediately. In his statement, Dr. Ross said the university is fortunate to have someone of Williams’s caliber to step in.

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October 31,2008 – WVAS News is working on the following stories this hour: In preparation for the election, the Secretary of State's Office is fielding calls about voter identification and squashing rumors concerning clothing that can be worn by voters. Tri-County schools are making adjustments to their budgets after learning there will be a 25 percent shortfall in state funds supporting local schools.

October 30,2008 – Our top story this hour:

Today is the deadline for getting your absentee ballot requests in to your local registrar's office if you want to vote in the upcoming election. Voter registration records in the state are being shattered; in Montgomery County, for example, between 15,000 and 20,000 new voter registration applications were submitted since January. Montgomery Elections Center spokesman,Trey Granger, says the requests for absentee ballots are increasing.

10/28 SportsTalk

Rachine Francis

October 27,2008 – Topics include a review a Magic City Classic and the latest in ASU Track news

10/29 Newscast

Tana Shealey

October 29th – This is the 12pm Newscast from Tana Shealey, WVAS News Director

October 28,2008 – WVAS News - Join WVAS for hourly news updates from National Public Radio, and state and local newscasts delivered by news anchors Melanie Hogan, Robb Taylor, and Tana Shealey at 6:00 a.m.,7:00 a.m., 8:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.,3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m. Our state and local sportscasts are brought to you at 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. weekdays by Rachine Francis.

Montgomery, AL – Among its many awards, the WVAS news team is being recognized as having the Best Regularly Scheduled Newscast 2009 by the Alabama Associated Press Broadcasters Association. Additionally, 90.7 Perspectives is being recognized by the Alabama Broadcasters Association as Best Talk Show,2009. The WVAS news team includes: Melanie Hogan, Reporter Marcus Hyles, Senior News Correspondent Robb Taylor, Part-time Reporter and Host of 90.7 Perspectives Tana Shealey, News Director 1. An "In-house" news team.

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