Howard University Radio, WHUR 96.3 FM, hosted a 12-hour radiothon, “Helping Hands,” from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, in an effort to raise $50,000 to send more than 300 Howard University students to Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, … Continue reading Fundraiser Assists HU Spring Break Program
Melvin Lindsey was an American radio and television personality in the Washington, D.C. area. He is widely known for originating the “Quiet Storm” late-night music programming format. Lindsey began his broadcast career as an intern at Howard University radio station WHUR-FM. In 1976, he brought the “Quiet Storm” to the station’s late-night lineup, titled after a romantic hit single by tenor crooner Smokey Robinson. The show’s soulfully melodic and moody musical fare made it a phenomenal success and the ‘love song’-heavy format was quickly replicated at stations across the country that served an urban, African-American adult demographic. Lindsey’s show also … Continue reading Remembering Melvin Lindsey – A Quiet Storm
Sources tell the website BlackVoices.com that Donnie Simpson will be returning to the Washington, DC airwaves sometime in April as the new host of the Original Quiet Storm on 96.3 WHUR. Simpson has been off the air in the D.C. market for more than a year. He was last heard as the morning host on WPGC. The 30+ year on-air personality has also been a host at WKYS, Weekend Sports anchor for WRC-TV, and hosted BET’s Video Soul. The Detroit native began his career as a teenage jock in his hometown at WJLB. There is also talk of the show … Continue reading Donnie Simpson’s Quietly Storming Back onto the Radio Waves… Where He Belongs!
WHUR interviews local jazz artist Harold Little and introduces his recording of Blue Bossa to the Washington DC Metropolitan airways. Video produced by Kato Hammond. Visit: http://www.haroldlittle.com Continue reading WHUR Interview Session with Harold Little