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About WEAA 88.9

Our mission is to empower, engage, and educate our diverse audience with news and music programming.

WEAA 88.9 is the NPR affiliated public radio station of Morgan State University, and a service of the university’s School of Global Journalism and Communication. We serve as a learning lab to educate and prepare our students for careers in journalism and media, while also providing our broader listener community with music and news programming that enlightens and entertains. At 45, we strive to be the preferred station for a new generation of students, civically-active members and community-minded underwriters who value our role as “The Voice of the Community,” now and for decades to come.

Our Programming

WEAA 88.9 is the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan region’s leading provider of jazz, locally-produced talk, public affairs and news programming created by a professional staff, undergraduate and graduate students.  Broadcasting since 1977, WEAA 88.9 operates free from commercial influence and attracts supports from members, underwriters, and grant-makers.

The station’s 24-hour format features a range of music programs, including jazz, R&B, neo-soul, reggae, hip-hop, and gospel. WEAA also provides locally produced news, including coverage from student journalists and from NPR.

Its talk and news feature shows include NPR’s 1A and Latino USA, along with WEAA produced Today with Dr. Kaye, hosted by Kaye Wise Whitehead.

Our History


WEAA 88.9 began broadcasting on January 10, 1977, with call letters standing for "We Educate African Americans." 

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