Thursday, November 16, 2017

[171] ‘MTSU On the Record’ taps a vein for ‘Bleed Blue’ blood drive contest

MURFREESBORO — An annual competition between two fierce Conference USA rivals is the focus of the next “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Ray Wiley, associate director of campus recreation, will air from 9:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, and from 6 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and

Wiley is one of the organizers of the seventh annual “Bleed Blue” blood drive pitting MTSU against Western Kentucky University. The public is invited to join the campus community in donating blood to the American Red Cross at the Campus Recreation Center Nov. 13-15 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

While walk-ins are welcome, contributors can save time by making an appointment at and typing in “MTSUChallenge.”

“These blood drives will never stop,” said Wiley. “They need to be ongoing and they need to be supported. They need to be annual just so that we can keep up with the demand.”

MTSU’s total donations have topped those of Western Kentucky in four of the prior blood drives.

To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to

For more information, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.

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