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. And on HUR Voices Sirius XM 141 Mon-Fri 8p-mid.

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 is an Emmy Award nominee and top-rated radio/television personality based in Washington DC and NYC. She is co-host of the Award Winning DC TV show, 'The 202' which received a NATOA Award for 'Best Talk Show' 2017. The show was also nominated for an Emmy Award for an episode that featured her impassioned and revealing conversation with members of the 90's music group BBD. Michel is the evening host of 'The Suite Spot' on SiriusXM's Heart&Soul Channel and is the 'voice' of their Classical music channel Symphony Hall. She is also one of the designated hosts of the Ford Stage and the Essence Stage for the Annual Essence Festival in New Orleans. The event is broadcast LIVE on SiriusXM's Heart & Soul Channel. You can also hear her weekends on WHUR-FM 96.3 in Washington, DC. Michel is also the 'voice' of The nationally syndicated Cafe Mocha Radio Show as well as being the lifestyle host for their digital series. Her voice has been heard on TV One, BET, HBO, Showtime TV and more. She has created content and served as producer/host for CBS Radio, Westwood One, Viacom, AOL, MHz Networks and SiriusXM. Michel has been recognized by the DC City Council for her years of service and commitment to the community. She's received the Capitol Cadillac Standard of Living Award, the Women of Prince George's Community Outreach Award, The SaluteHER Media Innovator Award, the NATOA Award for Excellence and more. She currently serves in the board of The Peggy Beatrice Foundation. 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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Stretch Garrett has been thriving in the music/radio industry for the past 20 years by getting his first big break in radio at the age of 20, while still a junior in college. A true lover of R&B and classic Hip-Hop, he says that music is the perfect remedy for any ailment. Stretch has held previous positions at Yahoo! Music, AOL Music, Atlantic Records,, respectively. And he has graced the airwaves on the radio in Baltimore, Cleveland, Los Angeles, San Francisco and DC. Stretch also blogs about life and music on his blog,, and his podcast on pop culture, music and life on PerezNStretch. When he is not working a thousand jobs, Stretch is busy writing and mastering his first novel toward completion. Stretch is excited to be a part of the WHUR family and is looking forward to connecting with everyone each Sunday from 3PM to 7PM! Stay dope! And don't forget to follow me on IG @stretchg and Twitter @stretchgarrett.

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Taylor Thomas

Taylor Thomas is the local Morning News Anchor for the Steve Harvey Morning Show on 96.3 WHUR. You can also see her on Wednesday’s on NBC 4 at 4:30 for WHUR’s “Talk Around Town”. Taylor is a veteran news journalist with over 20 years of experience delivering news that matters. In 2006, Taylor Thomas joined the Award Winning WHUR News Department. She wears several hats at WHUR including producer/host of “Let’s Talk Money” on WHUR World HD2 and host of “PML- People, Money & Life on WHUR Voices Sirius XM Channel 141. Taylor grew up in a military family and calls Great Britain (where her mother is from) and the Philippines home. Taylor Thomas is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech Communication with a minor in Radio, Television, and Film. She is dedicated to uplifting and educating others about health, money and social issues.

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