A quick update on the mood at Middle Tennessee State University. Safe and calm with a large police presence of officers from area universities and local authorities.
Shortly before 10:00 o'clock Friday night (10/27/2017) MTSU President Sidney McPhee told NewsRdio WGNS, "It is quiet on the beautiful campus of Middle Tennessee State University. There were no protests."
Dr. McPhee continued, "My thanks to the dedicated officers of the MTSU Police Department, who provided safety and security for our students, faculty and staff. My deepest appreciation for the assistance from the fine officers of Austin Peay State University, Tennessee Tech University, and Tennessee State University; the Murfreesboro, LaVergne and Cookeville police departments; and deputies from the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office."
Reports indicate that the largest gathering on campus Friday was at the Student Union Building for the Fall Festival, sponsored by the university's Student Programming and Raider Entertainment.
McPhee noted, "I had an opportunity not only to chat with our students, but also enjoy music from student performers, visit the craft and game tables, and walk through the haunted house.
He concluded, "My thanks to all for showing the world what it means to remain True Blue."
People have been asking, is WGNS going to give live coverage of the Saturday (10/28/2017) event? Our news department is set-up around the downtown area and ready to give coverage, should problems arise. However, with the well thought-out plans of law enforcement, we hopefully will not need to go "live" on the radio.
WGNS will break-in on our regular programming with "updates" throughout the event and still photos, videos and interviews will be included on our website.
WGNS will have massive pictorial coverage of the event on this website. Check www.WGNSradio.com. And if issues arise, tune to AM 1450, FM 100.5 and FM 101.9. Your Good Neighbor is prepared to be with you through another challenge.
FYI: The permit for the rally is 1:30 to 4:00 Saturday (10/28/2017) on the Murfreesboro public square. The League of the South is expected to be joined by affiliated groups. Other individuals and groups are expected as counter protestors.