Randy Bell is the program director and news director for WMSI, as well as WJDX-AM, WSTZ-FM, WHLH-FM and WJDX-FM. In addition, he is also an on-air personality for WMSI and WSTZ-FM. Bell has been covering Mississippi news for 35 years. He began his radio career as a host at his hometown station in Vernon, Ala. In 1975, Bell became a newsperson for WJDX. During his career, he has covered eight governors, five hurricanes and has witnessed two executions. He has flown with the Blue Angels and had lunch at the White House. Bell has been named Mississippi’s Radio Newsperson of the Year a dozen times and has won 15 national Edward R. Murrow Awards. He coordinates Mississippi’s Emergency Alert System and helped develop the state’s AMBER Alert plan.
Bell graduated from Mississippi State University in 1974 with a bachelor’s degree in communications.
Randy Bell, program director/news director/on-air personality