It was one of the biggest celebrations of the year in Shelby County. The 2017 Southern Heritage Classic kicked off at the Liberty Bowl on September 9th and SCS helped to make it the best one yet. The day-of festivities started in Orange Mound at 9AM for the annual parade. C19TV/88.5FM streamed the event live on for the first time in history. Then, the station hosted the largest “Wobble” in Memphis history during the tailgate. But, the real heart and soul of SCS’s involvement was the students. Future broadcasters had a chance to hone their reporting skills by interviewing fans and tailgaters in the hours leading up to the game. Broadcasting student Darrell Henderson manned the livestream for the Southern Heritage Classic for which reached an audience of over 8,000 viewers watching from home. It’s only the second time in the history of the event that fans who were not at the game were able to watch live. Jannet Foxworth told C19TV/88.5FM that she was out of town, but was able to watch online, “My husband (JSU) and I (TSU) were able to watch from a laptop in southwest Georgia. My seats were better than the 50 yard line! Thank you SCS students!” Other broadcasting students even had the chance to interview hip-hop superstar T.I. before his performance at the game.