Radio People Sponsor 2nd Annual Blood Drive

Meridian, Miss. A group of Meridian radio stations hosted the Battle for the Golden Microphone to help battle a blood shortage.

The Radio People sponsored the 2nd Annual Radio Gives Blood Drive Thursday at the Northeast Conference Center.

On-air personalities challenged listeners to come support them at the drive.

"Right now, our blood supply, we are experiencing an urgent need of O negative, and O positive," said Katie Martin of United Blood Services. "All blood types are needed, but especially that O negative and o positive."

The drive continued until 8 p.m. Thursday. Northeast Conference Center is near the interstate at Highway 11/80 in Meridian.