WEAA 88.9 Diversity Statement

WEAA 88.9 FM’s primary listening area is the City of Baltimore and the surrounding counties of

Baltimore County, Harford County, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County, and secondarily,

Prince Georges County and parts of Washington DC. WEAA is licensed to Morgan State

University, an Historically Black University (HBCU).

Inherent to the license of WEAA 88.9 is targeted and majority participation of minority

leadership and station personnel.

The Board of Regents of Morgan State University, which oversees WEAA 88.9 as a

University performance center, is richly diverse with 15 members, including nine men, six

women, 12 African Americans and three Caucasians. The tenets of diversity, not just ethnicity,

but to include gender and age, are important considerations in making selections for new

board members. Other considerations include business experience, board experience,

community relations, and capacity for contributing or getting others to contribute. As an

HBCU, the majority of the Board of Regents is certainly reflective of the charter of the

university itself. The members of the Board of Regents are as follows:

Kweisi Mfume

Chairman of the Board

 

Rev. Dr. Frances Murphy Draper

Vice-Chairman || Senior Pastor, Freedom Temple A.M.E. Zion Church, Baltimore, MD • CEO & Publisher, The AFRO-American Newspapers

Tracey L. Parker-Warren

Secretary || Administrative Law Judge, Office of Administrative Hearings

Harold Carter, Jr.

Pastor, New Shiloh Baptist Church

The Honorable Elijah E. Cummings

Member, United States House of Representatives, Seventh Congressional District of Maryland

General Larry R. Ellis

U.S. Army (Ret.)

Linda J. Gilliam, D.M.D.

Former Chairperson of the Board of Directors, Gilliam Foundation

Shirley M. Malcom, Ph.D.

Head, The Directorate for Education and Human Resources Programs, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Niraje Medley-Bacon

Student Regent

Wayne Resnick

President and CEO of Martin's Caterers

Shelonda D. Stokes

President/CEO GreiBO Media

Tyrone Taborn

Chairman and CEO of Career Communications Group, Inc. (CCG)

Penelope Taylor

Retired Vice Chair, MBNA America Bank, N.A.

Marquis T. Walker, Ph.D.

Post-doctoral Fellow, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Winston A. Wilkinson

Chief of Staff, Maryland Governor's Office of Community Initiatives

 

The staff of WEAA 88.9 is head by an African-American female and the five departmental

managers are also African American.

 

Mireille Grangenois - General Manager

Malarie Pinkard Pierre – Station Manager

Kim Chase - Business Manager

Tracy Knighton  - Corporate Underwriting Director

Michael Middleton – Operations Director

Sandi Mallory - Director of Public Service and Community Engagement

 

 

WEAA 88.9 provides internships to students from Morgan State University. During the fall and

Spring semesters, we hire, nurture and train students from the School of Global Journalism

And Communication in all facets of radio broadcasting. Students participate in promotional

And community events as well as our semi-annual, nine-day membership drives.

We proudly produce public affairs programming that is targeted to diverse audiences to

provide news, information and cultural entertainment to the community. Some of WEAA’s

public affairs weekly content includes the following shows:

We proudly produce public affairs programming that is targeted to diverse audiences to

provide news, information and cultural entertainment to the community. Some of WEAA’s

public affairs weekly content includes the following shows:

Democracy Now

1A with Joshua Johnson

Today with Dr. Kaye

For The Culture with Farajii

Caribbean Affairs

Latino USA

Real Questions with David Brown

Afro World Beats

WEAA 88.9 FM develops and airs locally produced newscasts that showcase local, regional and

Community news as well as national headlines. Newscasts air during prime hours 6a-6p at the

top of every hour, balanced by traffic and MTA reports, keeping listeners fully informed. We also provide listeners with student feature reporters producing a culture series called “WEAA on Assignment”.

 

 

WEAA 88.9 FM is an equal opportunity employer and follows the protocol as established by the University and administered by the Human Resources department for the university. Interested parties seeking to obtain reports may contact WEAA 88.9 FM at 443-885-3564 .