As development director, Uchenna Bulliner coordinates the membership/fundraising drives and solicits corporate and individual underwriting sponsorships. While studying English and Mass Media at Elizabeth City State University she worked as mid-day host and in the public affairs department at WRVS-fm. This opportunity became of knowledge to her because her mom was the gospel music director and announcer at the campus radio station. Following graduation, Uchenna worked as traffic manager for several radio stations in North Carolina before joining WNCU in 2001. You can hear her melodious voice daily on station corporate underwriting announcements.
As office manager, Kristy Caldwell handles incoming and outgoing correspondence and coordinates all traffic coming in and out of the WNCU office and studios. While performing her clerical duties, she helps to create a positive environment and assigns the students to their tasks as office support volunteers.
Jim Davis has been with WNCU since the very beginning, helping to supervise the construction of the station in 1994–5. Although he’s still the chief engineer (in charge of the technical operation of WNCU), he’s best known as host of “8 Track Flashback,” where you can relive fond memories as he plays R&B, rock ’n roll, pop, and jazz from the 1940s through the ’60s.
As General Manager, Sykes is responsible for the overall management, performance and operation of the station. She will also head the implementation of the training of mass communications students interested in the many facets of radio broadcast.
music/program director / “Morning Jazz”
BH Hudson has been with WNCU since it first signed on the air, and has worked on a variety of shows. Although she’s the music director and assistant program director, listeners getting their day started know her best as host of “Morning Jazz.” She plays mainstream jazz, with a mixture of Latin and blues, and as an added bonus she interviews many famous jazz artists who breeze into town to perform at local venues.
special events director / “Inside NCCU”
Gayle Hurd hosts “Inside NCCU,” a show providing our communities with information about university activities, programs and accomplishments. Gayle is also the former host and producer of the Tom Joyner Morning Show for Foxy 107/104 and host of Time Warner Cable’s daily talk show, “Triangle Profiles.” “Inside NCCU” can be heard on Saturdays mornings from 11 am – 11:30 am.
public affairs producer / “Afternoon Jazz”
Aasim Inshirah serves a dual function as public-affairs producer and announcer. He’s been involved in radio for more than 20 years, starting with KBIA in his home state of Missouri. Aasim writes the PSAs (public service announcements) that you hear on WNCU, and exercises his extensive knowledge of jazz while hosting “Afternoon Jazz” Monday through Thursday.
Kimberley Pierce Cartwright
news & public affairs
Kimberley Pierce Cartwright has been in radio for a couple of decades, having worked in Raleigh and Elizabeth City, NC. She earned her Master’s in Public Affairs Reporting and was awarded the Hampton Roads Black Media Professional Echoes of Excellence Award. She now serves as news and public-affairs director at WNCU. You hear her local news reports every weekday morning and evening following NPR news.
AudioNet general manager
Lolethia Underdue casually chose radio as an extracurricular activity in college, got bitten by the broadcasting bug, and switched her major from biology to English in order to get more involved in radio. She worked at various stations in North Carolina and Virginia before earning her Master’s in broadcast management at Norfolk State University. She is now the general manager of AudioNet, the campus wide cable TV student-run radio station that is also broadcast via the Internet; additionally, she is an adjunct professor at NCCU in the Mass Communications program.
Salome Serena Wiley
administrative support specialist / “Evening Jazz”
Salome Wiley is our newest member to WNCU, and hosts “Evening Jazz” every week night except Thursday. Salome is a recent graduate of the jazz studies graduate program at NCCU. Salome continues the tradition of playing mainstream, Latin, rhythm and blues with “Evening Jazz.”