Marcellus Shepard

Host, In the Groove and Program Director/Music Director

Marcellus “The Bassman” Shepard has been an on-air radio personality for the last 21 years, working in commercial and public radio. He is well-known for his distinctive deep voice which he uses for his afternoon drive shift, In the Groove, on WEAA and as co-host of the nationally syndicated Cool Jazz Countdown, which can be heard in 19 markets across the country and Sirius XM. Marcellus is also the Program Director/Music Director of WEAA.

In addition to radio, you can occasionally catch Marcellus on the big screen as well, as acting has been a love of his for years. He starred in several independent films including Hip Hop Task Force, Lorenzo & Monica-L.A.F.S., and Bachelorette's Degree.

Marcellus is committed to serving his community. In 2003 he and his wife, DeShawn, the former Mrs. Maryland International 2006, founded Project Goodwill to provide lunches, toiletries, and sleeping bags to men and women living on the streets and in shelters in both D.C. and Maryland. Marcellus and DeShawn have been married for 18 years and live in Laurel, Md., with their three boys.

Ways to Connect

Starting Monday October 2, In the Groove with Marcellus Shepard will be air daily from 7 pm -10 pm.

Kansas City native and self- taught bassist Julian Vaughn is back with his 4th CD as a leader, titled Bona Fide for Trippin ‘N’ Rhythm Records. 

Audition for a chance to perform or be in the talent show at the 2017 African American Festival. Online application and a sample of your act/talent must be submitted no later than Thursday, July 6, 2017. One submission per act is allowed.

Apply here!

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A powerful personal statement and journey in Black American Music.