Celebrate Luther & Communication Week at UTC on March 9


Join the UTC Public Relations Student Society of America as they wrap up Communications Week with a keynote address from legendary local broadcaster, Luther Massingil.

Hosted by his Sunny 92.3 morning show partner, James Howard, “A Conversation with Luther” will take place at 10 a.m. on March 9 – Luther’s 90th birthday.

“A Conversation with Luther” is presented by the UTC chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and UTC’s student-run public relations firm, PRTactics.

The free event is open to the public, and seating is general admission. Doors to the UTC University Center auditorium will open at 9:30 a.m. Tickets are available for free online.

UTC’s annual Communication Week provides students who are preparing for jobs and internships with opportunities to meet professionals in their fields of interest. Newspaper, television and radio reporters and editors, public relations and advertising executives, and corporate, nonprofit and public service communicators share their insights with students during a number of seminars and events both on and off campus.

About Luther Massingill
Winner of the prestigious Marconi Award from the National Association of Broadcasters, Luther Masingill has been the morning host on WDEF-FM since Dec. 31, 1940, the longest run in one broadcasting time slot in the world. He is the only American broadcaster to announce both the attacks on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, and the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center.

Affectionately known as Luther to generations of Chattanoogans, he was featured in the most recent issue of American Profile magazine. Luther can be heard every morning on Sunny 92.3 from 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Image: American Profile

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