Baisden Brings Show, Message to Meridian

A nationally-known syndicated radio host came to Meridian Friday seeking mentors.

The Michael Baisden Show airs daily on Kiss 104 FM. He's on a 73-city tour to recruit one million mentors.

"I'm very happy with the turnout. The question is whether it's going to be maintained, which is why we wanted to continue this tour over a course of months," said Baisden. "And we want to get back on the tour in September 2010, because this has to be kept in everybody's mind because we are losing these kids."

Baisden hosted his show from Meridian. He also sponsored a forum on mentorship at Meridian High School Friday evening.

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  • by Native Meridianite on Mar 23, 2010 at 05:14 AM
    This event was clearly an opportunity to challenge the citizens of Meridian to take part in the development of our citizenry—an opportunity to turn the city into the best for everyone by arousing competitive interest, thoughts, and actions. Please do not take a perfect event and try to turn it into something less than what it was intended. The negative views should be channeled into something positive, i.e., positive ways and means to help our youths. If anything, we should thank Mr. Baisden for shedding some light on this matter. Also, I would note that this event had been advertised nationally for at least one month or more. Sometime we have to be attentive to what is going on in our community. All the best for the future of Meridian.
  • by Deb Location: Meridian on Mar 20, 2010 at 05:04 PM
    This should have been advertised more. Maybe I missed it.
  • by give me a break on Mar 20, 2010 at 01:52 PM
    Put the "I" before the "A", the "E" before the "D", drop the "N" and you indeed have Michael, a BIASED individual.
  • by RedLine Citizen Location: Meridian on Mar 20, 2010 at 07:52 AM
    Thank you WTOK for giving this story a lot of attention. That whole 10 seconds was great. You mean to tell me that someone turning 90 and 100 is more important than at risk youth in Meridian getting a mentor. Lets not forget you gave the wrong time. It must have been a heavy news day!!!!
  • by TWANA LEVERETT Location: MERIDIAN,MS on Mar 19, 2010 at 10:58 PM
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