HUR Voices

Real talk with real people

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H.U.R. Voices
H.U.R. Voices

H.U.R. Voices

H.U.R. Voices will offer exciting, educational and entertaining original programming that examines and explores issues that affect people of color, including a unique mixture of talk radio, local and national news, and great music. The channel will feature WHUR and WHUR-WORLD signature programs like the “Daily Drum,” a weekday public affairs program that will expand to one-hour; the “Dr. Audrey Chapman Show,” with the relationship guru; and the “Sighlent Storm,” the only radio show devoted to the issue of domestic violence. New programs include “People Money Life,” “The Traveling Eye” and “He Said She Said.” H.U.R. Voices will embody the mission of Howard University—to serve “America and the Global Community.”

H.U.R. Voices will be available on SiriusXM Internet Radio Ch. 141 on January 19, 2012.

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  • Diana Broomfield, M.D., MBA, FACOG, FACSDr. Diana Broomfield is the founder and Medical Director of Maryland IVF, a fertility health and wellness center ( Dr. Broomfield is an assistant professor and also the Director of the Residency Training at Howard University Hospital, School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and also serves as the Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Division Director. She is also an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at George Washington University School of Medicine and adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

  • Mandrell Birks Mandrell Birks has facilitated groups for men who are perpetrators of domestic violence, conducted conflict resolution presentations to elementary schools and created annual forums entitled Let’s Talk About Domestic Violence, an annual Walk Against Domestic Violence. He created the first world-wide domestic violence radio program, “The Sighlent Storm,” in 2007.

  • Marc ClarkeIf there is a camera or microphone around Marc Clarke is probably on it. He’s found success as a top-rated morning radio talent, television host, motivational speaker, actor and comedian – and now with Big Daddy and the Trampoline, a children’s book author.

  • Muriel GarrMuriel Garr is a Vice President and Regional Community Development Manager at a major financial institution, managing the implementation of the strategic direction of the bank’s lending, investment and service initiatives for low-to-moderate income persons and communities. She is the founder of Beyond The Bling, a financial coaching business and has served as a guest on WHUR-FM providing insight on financial matters.

  • Joe Gorham Joe Gorham is a veteran broadcaster of more than 20 years. Most of his many years in radio have been with WHUR 96.3 in one capacity or another – technical producer, radio announcer, producer and music director. This native Washingtonian is proud to represent WHUR 96.3, WHUR-WORLD 96.3 HD2 and HUR-VOICES SIRIUSXM channel 141.

  • Jay Holloway

    Jay Holloway is an HBCU alumnus of Howard University (B.A.) and NC Central University (M.A.). Since he returned to Howard University in 2012, Holloway is an adjunct professor in the School of Communications, Director of HBCU Channel, and Director of the NABEF Media Sales Institute. Previously, he was founder/president of Holloway Media and a former Executive at UNC-TV (NC’s statewide public TV network); Assistant Vice President/General Manager at WAUG-AM/TV, St. Augustine’s University. Jay Holloway is the host of “The President’s Desk” on Sirius XM Channel 142: HBCU.

  • Mo Ivory and Frank Ski

    Mo Ivory is an attorney, radio and television personality, speaker and community advocate. You can often see her on television networks such as CNN, HLN, MSNBC and Fox offering her “no-holes barred” commentary on news items of the day and specifically on legal cases that have rocked our nation. On the radio side, Mo is currently the co-host of the “Frank Ski Show” on WHUR 96.3 in Washington, DC which airs daily from 3pm-7pm. As co-host, Mo is responsible for delivering content that entertains, informs and educates listeners on topics of business, politics, lifestyle empowerment, community outreach and service. She is well known for her blogs affectionately titled “Mo Knows” which have a large following and have been picked up by the Huffington Post, The Root, Global Grind and other online sites.

    By day, Frank Ski is host of a top-rated afternoon show on 96.3 WHUR. Previously Frank hosted the morning show at Atlanta-based radio station V-103 (CBS affiliate), a position he has held since 1998. But take a look beyond the radio station and you’ll find somewhat of a renaissance man, whose accomplishments and interests are as broad and intriguing as the many subjects he covers every day. With an ever-growing list of talents, Frank Ski is a well-known journalist, producer and DJ, actor, motivational speaker, tireless philanthropist and most importantly - a husband to wife Tanya and father to four boys. Born in Harlem and reared in Miami, Frank continues to transcend barriers of race, creed and culture. A noted pioneer of hip-hop music in early years, Ski has remained a major influence and contributor to the music industry as a DJ and producer and, of course, through his influence in the radio industry. As a New York native, Ski came to Atlanta from Baltimore, where he hosted shows on V-103 Baltimore and 92Q FM, both top-ranked stations. At V-103 Atlanta, Ski’s show, “Frank & Wanda in the Morning”, draws more than 1,200,000 listeners a week and is consistently a listener favorite, in part due to its humorous take on news and lifestyle issues, as well as its celebrity interviews and radio appearances. From Terrence Howard and Michael Jordan to T.I., Young Jeezy and Barack Obama, Frank’s roster of celebrity interviews covers a wide range of actors, athletes, musicians and politicians.

  • Marcia Jennings

    "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." Marcia Virginia Ann Jennings embraces life knowing that the promises of God, prayers of loved ones, and her strong work ethic will guide her every footstep to a path of happiness. A native of the historic town of Farmville, Virginia, Marcia proudly represents her family—which encourages the expansion of one’s knowledge and the development of one’s intimate relationship with God. Marcia graduated from Howard University, where she realized her passion for radio and consequently began to work with the student-run radio station, WHBC 96.3 HD3, first as an on-air personality for Good Morning Gospel and production volunteer, and later as the Production Director. Her hard-work and dedication led to her employment with WHUR 96.3 as a producer for the Howard University Radio Network and as a host for Bridging the Gap: Fusing Spirits. Marcia thanks God for the opportunity and is excited for what He has planned for her in the future.

  • Kerry M. Lewis

    Kerry M. Lewis, M.D. is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. He attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin and completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Clinical Campus. He came to Washington, D.C in 1994 to pursue a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Georgetown University. He continued his career at Georgetown University until January of 2005 when he accepted a position as Chief of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Howard University. Dr. Lewis is also the Director of the Howard University Hospital, state-of-the-art, Perinatal Diagnostic and Ultrasound Center that provides a variety of obstetric and gynecologic ultrasound procedures, including 4D ultrasound. He served the Howard University College of Medicine and Hospital as Associate Professor and Interim Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology until May of 2014.

  • Peggy A. Lewis

    Dr. Peggy Lewis is the Associate Dean of the graduate school and Director of Media Studies at Trinity Washington University in Washington, D.C. She received her Ph.D., “with distinction” in History from Howard University in May 2013.  Her dissertation title: “Preaching, Praying and Strategic Media Planning:  From Montgomery to Selma, How the Civil Rights Movement Forced Journalists to Do Their Job.” Prior to Trinity, she was an Assistant Professor and Broadcast Sequence Coordinator in the Department of Journalism at Howard University. Before coming to academia, she spent nearly 20 years as a broadcast journalist before embarking on a career in public service which included working for President William Jefferson Clinton, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman, and Children’s Defense Fund Founder and President, Marian Wright Edelman.

  • Akmal T. Muwwakkil

    Dr. Akmal T. Muwwakkil is the President and Founder of The Energy Institute of the Healing Arts Foundation, Inc. a 14-year 501 (3) nonprofit Wholistic health care educational organization. He also developed the Healen Arts Acupuncture Wellness Studio. Dr. Muwwakkil, has been involved in Complementary Alternative Health Care (Functional Medicine) since 1974. He has a BS, MS and Ph.D. in Nutrition from the American Holistic College of Nutrition and a herbalist.

  • Renee Jacqueline NashRenee Jacqueline Nash is the News and Public Affairs Director for WHUR 96.3 FM – Howard University. With over 25 years of experience in the broadcast industry, Renee is a well-respected journalist and broadcaster who has covered a range of issues from local and national politics, to healthcare and welfare reform, to civil and human rights.

  • OnRae Watkins

    "Your next production should always be better than your last…" This mantra defines the creative journey and abilities of music producer and DJ, OnRaé Watkins, AKA OnRaéLaTeal. While acquiring a B.A. in audio production from Howard University's School of Communications, OnRaé’s original production style landed her a position at WHUR, subsequent to her audio professor’s recommendation. Currently, OnRaé is a Creative Producer at WHUR World and HUR Voices, operating as executive producer of the top rated evening show, The Weekend Review and host of the underground gospel show, Bridging the Gap. OnRaé has worked alongside top radio personalities such as, Frank Ski, Michel Wright, Tony Richards, Randy Dennis, Olivia Fox and John Wesley. In 2014, OnRaé made her debut as a hip-hop producer and songwriter with the release of an original EP entitled, Libra Season. Presently, OnRaé has joined creative forces with three exceptional lyricists to form the hip-hop foursome, Aflocentric, a freedom rights music group dedicated to creating sociopolitical awareness.