Reverend Milton Barnes Jr. & Jobie Martin

Reverend Milton Barnes Jr.

Milton Barnes, Jr. was a minister and civil rights activist. His gospel show on WORV radio station was a local favorite, but his broadcasting of Eureka High School football games was innovative and unheard of at the time.

Jobie Martin

Jobie Martin was born in Hattiesburg and attended Eureka High School before moving to Gulfport. He became the first African American Mississippian to host a commercial TV Show in the 70’s, the Jobie Martin Show. He is known for interviewing personalities such as Joe Louis, Mahalia Jackson, and James Brown.