Durham, N.C. – Kitty Kinnin, a fixture in Triangle radio for almost two decades, returns to the airwaves to host a new blues show, “Tell Mama – Saturday Night Blues” on WNCU, 90.7 FM.
Kinnin joins the station after four years in Wilmington, N.C., hosting a local TV show on WWAY TV3 and narrating the documentary, “Diversity, Part 1” for Step Up Wilmington. Kinnin also managed the marketing and public relations campaign for the new luxury condo development downtown, The View on Water Street. Edith Thorpe, general manager of WNCU says, “Kitty is a seasoned radio professional and we are elated that she has joined our team.”
Kinnin admits, “I’m back where I belong – in the Triangle and in front of a mic playing the music.” Although she spent her entire Triangle career in commercial radio—12 years on WRDU as midday personality and host of Sunday Jazz Brunch, four years doing the same on FOXY 107/104 and briefly, at Curtis Media—Kinnin looks forward to the challenge of public radio.
“At WNCU, 90.7, they are all about the music and that’s rarely found in local commercial radio,” said Kinnin. “I’ve always had a passion for jazz and the blues, so this is a perfect fit for me.” Saturday nights on WNCU are dedicated to the blues. From its roots in the field hollers, work songs and church choirs, from Africa to the Mississippi Delta, Beale Street to the Streets of Chicago and to our own Piedmont, Kitty will put together her own special mix during “Tell Mama – Saturday Night Blues.” The show debuts Saturday night, July 5, at 8 p.m., on WNCU 90.7 FM.