WURD-AM Broadcasts Live From Franklin Field

Thursday, September 14, 2017


To celebrate “Penn Athletics Community Day” WURD AM radio, Philadelphia’s African American Talk Radio station (96.1 FM, 900 AM), will broadcast live from Franklin Field.

​​​​​​​Saturday, Sept. 16
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

WURD Host Chris Murray will interview a variety of Penn representatives to promote the home opener Penn Quakers Football game and discuss Penn: education, entrepreneurship and the socio-economic quality of life in Philadelphia.

Guests include:

  • Penn senior Anea Moore, a local first-generation student, on her path to Penn as a Mayor's Scholar;
  • Penn Museum's Ellen Owen, Merle-Smith Director of Learning Programs,​​​​​​​ on “Unpacking the Past” connecting Philadelphia’s 7th graders studying ancient Egypt & Rome with the Penn Museum resources during free field trips for teachers, students and families as well as other free programs offered on Penn's campus;
  • Learn about the entrepreneurial success of Rebel Ventures a local youth-driven operation anchored by professional staff and mentors. High-school, college and graduate students learn by doing – honing their entrepreneurial skills together. This diverse collaboration creates a potent environment for teaching and learning. Their staffing model of six high-school students, one part-time staff person backed by volunteer mentors fosters peer accountability. Hear from the Netter Center for Community Partnerships' Jarrett Stein, Tre'Cia Gibson, a Rebel high school student, and Ashleigh Alexander, Rebel Penn mentor and MSW student.