michelle_pettiesMichelle Petties
Director of Corporate Underwriting

Michelle Petties has headed WEAA 88.9’s underwriting department since the Fall of 2010. She brings to WEAA 88.9 more than twenty- five years of experience in implementing and executing national and local campaigns for a diverse portfolio of organizations and companies.  Michelle is a dedicated advertising and media professional committed raising the development and underwriting profile of WEAA 88.9.  The WEAA 88.9 underwriting department has developed a number of programs, packages and opportunities designed for the benefit of WEAA 88.9 supporters and sponsors. Michelle and the WEAA 88.9 underwriting team are committed to providing creative, smart, cost effective ideas, and results driven solutions for an ever growing family of underwriters.

Michelle earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from University of Texas at Arlington and will soon begin work on her MBA in non-profit management.

The team is currently launching WEAA 88.9’s Underwriting & More Roadshow. Each month underwriting representatives from WEAA 88.9 and other media will provide short form presentations (Strategic Underwriting, Marketing, and Advertising for Small Businesses: Seven Easy Steps) for a select group or organization in the community. If you and your group (of fifteen or more) would like for WEAA 88.9 come speak to your organization about best advertising practices for your small businesses, contact Michelle Petties at the email address or phone number below.

For more information on becoming an underwriter on WEAA 88.9, volunteering or interning in the WEAA 88.9 underwriting department, you can email Michelle at Michelle.Petties@morgan.edu or call 443-885-4528.

KELLE hdshotKelle’ Avent
Underwriting and Development Associate

KelleAvent, also an announcer on Sundays, has added underwriting associate to her repertoire. She is a native Baltimorean, graduating from the prestigious Baltimore City College High School, later matriculating to Delaware State University, where she earned her Bachelors in Mass Communications and Marketing.

Kelleis no stranger to the business of radio as she has worked on air and as a producer in major markets including Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Baltimore to name a few. She began her tenure at WEAA 88.9 in November 2013 as the host of the Gospel Grace Morning Show, Sundays from 7- 10AM, joining the underwriting team in May 2014. Kelleprovides creativity, versatility and a refreshing experience for clients looking to underwrite on WEAA 88.9.

Kelleis a humanitarian who strives daily to assist others. She is also wife to Carlos, mother to Lyric and mentor.

Reach her now at kelle.avent@morgan.edu and learn how she can assist with your underwriting needs. Promote and position your business for success on WEAA 88.9 today!