Students create PSAs for local adoption organizationSeveral Harding University students recently worked with Searcy Living
magazine to make an impact on the world of adoption and foster care.
The students, part of a radio production class in the Department of
Mass Communication, wrote and produced a series of public service
announcements for a new local nonprofit organization, the Imagine and
The foundation, established by Searcy Living publisher Christine
Walker, provides resources for adoptive and foster families in White
County. Walker spoke to the class, taught by Dr. Dutch Hoggatt, early
in the spring semester about the organization and the possibility of
working together. The plan was for KVHU 95.3, Harding’s radio station,
to create and air several PSAs in exchange for ad space in Searcy
Living magazine, which also sponsors Imagine and Believe. But it
became so much more.
“Even though the PSA project began as an advertising trade-out
opportunity, it evolved into a service opportunity,” said Hoggatt.
“After Christine Walker spoke to our class and shared her experiences
with adoptive and foster families, the students became very excited.”
The students wrote and produced a series of eight PSAs, which are also
available to other area radio stations that might wish to use them.
The emotional creations feature several children of Harding faculty as
narrators and provide a glimpse into the ways adoption impacts the
lives of children who have no family.
The radio production class regularly produces promos for campus events
such as Spring Sing and Homecoming, programs, and other content for
KVHU. This was the first time students produced content for an
Tune in to 95.3 FM to hear the PSAs. Visit www.imaginebelieve123.com
or contact Searcy Living at 501-368-0095 for more information about
the foundation. The Imagine and Believe Foundation is not a placement