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Lea retired from a life of engineering touring live sound concerts and live sporting events to return to her hometown and to a radio station where it all started. She loves WMSV, kayaking, playing disc golf, and flying impractical kites. She believes in running with scissors and that there are at least three ways to spell any word. She has never been a millionaire but she is pretty sure that she would be great at it -- given the opportunity.

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Terry Likes, Ph.D., is an award-winning educator and journalist. Likes is the Head of the Department of Communication and tenured full Professor at Mississippi State University. Likes has won over 100 awards and honors in his career, conducted 37 presentations at a variety of conferences and, in 2022, won a BEA Best of Competition award. In 2019, Likes received an “Award of Excellence” from the World Journalism Education Congress. In 2017, he won the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation’s Broadcast History Award in conjunction with the Broadcast Education Association. In 2013, the Southeast Journalism Conference named Likes, “Journalism Educator of the Year.” In television, Likes has worked as a reporter, videographer and play-by-play announcer in Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. In radio, his reports have aired on the Tennessee Radio Network, Kentucky News Network and stations in Washington D.C., Baltimore, Tampa, St. Louis and Detroit. Likes has published several articles in the Journal of Electronic News and the Journal of Media Education along with more than a dozen published in professional trade magazines.

Likes previously taught from 2008-2019 in the Department of Communications at Tennessee State University-Nashville where he served as Chair for eight years. Before TSU, Likes was a tenured full professor at Western Kentucky University and also taught graduate courses at Austin Peay State University. Over the years, his students have won nearly 400 Hearst, Society of Professional Journalists, Southeast Journalism Conference, National Broadcasting Society and Associated Press awards.

Likes earned his doctorate at the University of Kentucky, has a Masters’ Degree from Western Kentucky University, and BA from Maryville University-St. Louis.