John Blake

Very few radio shows are popular enough to be on the air for 38 years. But John Blake’s is. Since Howard University Radio came on the air 38 years ago, John Blake has been sharing The Caribbean Experience with his listeners. The show continues to attract a Caribbean and non-Caribbean audience, bridging cultures and generations through music, news, interviews and other special features. Born Ruthven John Blake in the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago, he grew up, attended school and started a job with the government in his home country. In 1970, John migrated to the U.S., switched to a career in broadcasting, took to the airwaves and hasn’t looked back.

Lorna Newton

Lorna has been on the air at WHUR since 1996 - including 10 years on the “Live" with Doug & Lorna. As a teenager, Lorna grew up listening to WHUR and now she loves being able to play all this great music for others. This multitalented performer got her start in the U.S. Air Force where she won 1st place as a Master of Ceremonies, in the Air Force Wide Talent Competition and was selected for the prestigious “TOPS IN BLUE” a traveling military entertainment ensemble. Lorna has performed in all 50 states and 20 different countries. In 2002 she was presented their highest honor as a Golden Roger recipient. Lorna is married to the love of her life and has two rescue cats Fred & Barney! You can also hear Lorna on The Other Side of WHUR... Mon-Fri 10a-3p on WHUR-World 96.3 HD2. www.whurworld.com And on HUR Voices Sirius XM 141 Mon-Fri 8p-mid. www.hurvoices.com

Mansey Pullen

Mansey Pullen, began his broadcast career at WHUR in 1981. A graduate of Howard University’s School of Communications, Mansey interned for the first Quiet Storm host, Melvin Lindsey. Mansey then spent a number of years hosting The Original Quiet Storm. During those years he enjoyed interviewing artist from Barry White to Smokey Robinson. Mansey was born in Burgaw, North Carolina. Presently, Mansey hosts The Weekend Quiet Storm heard Sunday nights on the Adult Mix, 96.3 WHUR.

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Michel Wright

MICHEL WRIGHT brings class, creativity and a friendly voice to the radio airwaves and has been a top rated personality in her home city DC and on satellite radio. Recognizable, smooth and distinctly cheerful, hers has been called 'the voice that makes you smile.' Her voice (singing or speaking) has been heard on national television and radio campaigns and networks including,TV One, SHOWTIME Television, BET Networks, Premiere Radio Networks, Starz, District Cable Networks, and HBO. Michel has created content, hosted/produced for AOL, MHZ-TV, XM Radio, BET.com, and CBS Radio . She also created and constructed the successful Literary Cafe for a CBS Radio event which brought together best-selling and local authors and attracted over 20,000 attendees. Michel Wright has been recognized by the DC City Council with an award for her years of service and commitment to the community. She is a Billboard Pro Award finalist; the recipient of the Women of Prince George's Community Outreach Award; the Capitol Cadillac 2016 Standard of Living Award in recognition of Leadership and Dedication to Community; the recipient of the 2015 Cafe Mocha Radio Media Innovator Award for Creating a Legacy of Excellence and inspiring women to make a difference. Currently she serves on the board of the Peggy Beatrice Foundation. Michel was recently named co-host of "The 202," a new lifestyle show that is part of the District's Office of Cable Television, Film, Music & Entertainment. She hosts her own show called "The Suite Spot" on SiriusXM's Heart & Soul Channel. She can also be heard doing voice overs and promos on the Classical Music Channel, Symphony Hall and various others. You'll also hear her voice as 'The Voice' of the syndicated, "Cafe Mocha Radio" Show. Active and health conscious, you'll often find Michel Wright at a local farmer's market buying fruits and vegetables or at one of the area gyms kickboxing, weight training, doing yoga or even doing a mild jog across the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. She also is very serious about supporting local and small businesses. Once a month she visits a business and supports by making a purchase. Michel is a popular host and participant in various charity events like the Central Union Mission's Annual Chef Rock Harper gala, HeART&Soul which combines philanthropy, food and art. EDUCATION: University of Maryland, College Park and Tufts University, Medford, Mass. SOCIAL MEDIA - Twitter/FB/Instagram: @msmichelwright

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Molette Green

After a long and accomplished broadcast television career, WHUR news reporter Molette Green has returned to WHUR News where she started as a college intern in 1991. Currently she anchors the news during The Steve Harvey Morning Show and The Daily Drum. Upon graduating from Howard Magna **** Laude, Molette spent the next several years on camera as a reporter and an anchor. The Washington native enjoys covering events in her hometown. She’s collected several awards and accolades including the 2003 Salute to Professional African American Women and the 2001 Washington’s Finest Single Professional. Molette resides in Maryland with her husband Rickey and two daughters.

Mr. C

"Mr. C," Carroll H. Hynson, Jr. was a number one disc jockey in the Baltimore/Washington market from 1965 – 1978. Aside from radio, he was VP of Provident Hospital, and the first African-American to hold positions as the Marketing Director for BWI Airport and Deputy Director of the Maryland State Lottery. He also produced hit albums such as, I Love You For All Seasons by the Fuzz, and several albums for Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers. Currently, Mr. C can be heard on WHUR’s very popular and top-rated show, The Time Tunnel, airing every Saturday from 9 am - 1pm.

Patrick Ellis

Since 1979, Patrick Ellis has been the popular host of Gospel Spirit on WHUR-FM. Under his leadership, the program remains the preeminent Sunday morning Gospel radio show in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Patrick began his broadcasting career at WHUR in 1971 as a Producer. He taught radio production courses at Howard University in the Radio/TV/Film Department from 1975-1977. He directed the Office of Student Affairs at WHUR from 1978-1984. Patrick coordinated student internships and was an important link between the University’s School of Communications and WHUR. In 1980 he was promoted to Public Affairs Director, a position held until 1986, when he became the station’s Production Director. In 1992 Patrick was promoted to his current position of Senior Producer. This native Washingtonian devotes much time to community and civic affairs. He has produced numerous charitable drives for Project Harvest, The United Negro College Fund, The American Cancer Society, Fisk University, The Howard University Center For Sickle Cell Disease, The Southern Africa Support Project, The Chi Child Development Center, The NAACP, The Family Crisis Center of Prince George’s County, Helping Hands, and Food 2 Feed. He has received a wealth of awards for his efforts from many churches and organizations. Patrick has a B.A degree in Communications from Howard University. He resides in Mitchellville, Maryland with his wife Angela, a Sales Manager at The Washington Post.

Renee Nash

Renee Nash, Director of Information and Public Affairs for WHUR, is a well-respected journalist who has covered a range of issues from local and national politics, to healthcare reform and civil rights. She has also spearheaded numerous award-winning projects including radiothons, town hall meetings and food and clothing drives. Over her 25-year career at WHUR, she has been a writer, reporter, producer and anchor. Renee serves on the boards of many organizations including the Edith P. Wright Breast Cancer Foundation and Sisters of Hope. She is the proud mom of Dominique and Delante.

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Taylor Thomas

Growing up in a military family, Taylor Thomas lived overseas until she was 16 years old. She called places such as Great Britain and the Philippines home. For a time, Taylor even spoke with a British accent. Well now she resides in the DC area and for the past three years has worked as the news anchor for The Steve Harvey Morning Show on WHUR. Recently, Taylor has adopted the Washington Redskins as her most loved pro sports team.

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Traci LaTrelle

Traci LaTrelle, got her start in Radio during her freshman year at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina. LaTrelle’s 20+ year career in radio spans many markets including Greensboro and Raleigh, North Carolina; Norfolk, Virginia; New Orleans, Louisiana, a short stint at Arista Records in D.C. to name a few. LaTrelle also spent five years in Miami, Florida, where she held down two positions as Music Director and the top-rated Mid-day Personality at Hot 105 WHQT. After leaving Miami, Traci LaTrelle became a pioneer in the Satellite Radio industry, where she was hand-picked to become the first Director in the Country to program a "Neo-Soul" Radio Station on XM Satellite Radio, called "The Flow" on XM Channel 61. Three years later, she landed another dream job at WHUR in Washington, D.C., where she is Music Director and occasionally gets behind the microphone on a fill in basis.