NSU Student Media transitions to Purple Media Network


The Current Sauce

185 Sam Sibley Drive

Natchitoches, LA 71457

Contact: Alexandra Robichaux


Natchitoches, Louisiana (Sept. 27, 2021)— The Current Sauce, Northwestern State University’s student news source, and KNWD-FM 91.7, NSU’s radio station, announce the launch of their unified digital platform, Purple Media Network. Purple Media Network hosts news, sports, entertainment and opinion content that previously appeared on the outlets’ separate websites.

“This marks an exciting change for student media that will strengthen the content we produce for our audience and give us a space for better overall collaboration and outreach,” said Brianna Corley,    editor-in-chief of The Current Sauce.

“For me, The Purple Media Network is a lot about teamwork,” KNWD General Manager Colie Plaster said. “In the past, student media groups haven’t really interacted that much, but at the end of the day we all have the same goal, so there’s some area where it just makes sense to work together. As far as the website itself, we are working hard to make it the one-stop shop for news and entertainment relevant to students and the campus.”

Visit Purple Media Network at http://www.purplemedianetwork.com.

Since 1914, the Current Sauce has provided Northwestern State University with the latest news, sports, entertainment and feature coverage. Founded in 1973, KNWD entertains and informs Northwestern State’s campus and the Natchitoches community with music and news. Listen to KNWD at 91.7 FM in Natchitoches and on the web at purplemedianetwork.com.