Campus radio station connects fans, favorite DJs for 90.5 week

The “Voice of FAMU” is taking it to the streets again this year with its annual Flava Week.

From April 7 until April 12, WANM 90.5, “The Flava Station,” will host a week-long celebration that gives listeners and local businesses the chance to come out, support and learn more about the station.

With activities ranging from bowling to a scavenger hunt, 90.5 Week hopes to excite and entertain all.

WANM Operations Manager Sean Woods, from Daytona, said he is looking forward to the week.

“It gives us a chance to meet the listeners and it gives them the opportunity to meet the people behind the mic, the various personalities and the people in charge,” he said.

Woods went on to say that he really just wants people to come out and enjoy themselves. Anna Taylor, WANM promotions director, said WANM is and has been committed to giving back to the community in every way possible.

“WANM 90.5 is committed to service,” said Taylor, a Miami native. “Every semester we host community service events such as our back-to-school drive, Thanksgiving food drive and a toy drive during the Christmas season for abused and battered children.”

Taylor said she is excited about the first annual WANM Scholarship that will be awarded to a high school senior and a FAMU student.

90.5 staff said that beginning Monday, listeners will be able to purchase raffle tickets for $1 for the chance to co-host a show of their choice with any DJ.

The proceeds from the raffle will benefit the WANM Scholarship fund. Winners of the raffle will be announced at the barbeque.

Taylor said she is looking forward to the movie night.

“It is more so geared towards the students who live on campus so that they have a moment to relax and unwind.”

The week’s events are as follows: Monday: (6 p.m.) Invite-only reception that gives leaders in the community a chance to discuss sponsorship and advertising opportunities; Tuesday: (7 p.m.) Bowling party at Seminole Bowl on West Tennessee; Wednesday: Movie night for FAMU students only at the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication Lecture Hall; Thursday: Party at Baja’s Beach Club; Friday: (12 p.m.) The Flava Barbeque on the SJGC lawn with music performances from every genre plus a surprise guest; Saturday: Community service event.

The WANM scavenger hunt will start Monday and end Thursday. Clues will be given out over the radio every day and listeners must locate the item with the correct logo and bring it into the station.