Brian Daniels

On-air Music Host, Web Curator, PSA Director

Brian can be heard weekdays on Afternoon Jazz from 1 to 4 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Afternoon Jazz features a blend of the latest mainstream jazz with big band/swing, bebop and some blues on the side every once in a while.

Brian also served as the station's Interim General Manager from July 2016 to August 2017.

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UMES 30 debuted on Dec. 2, 2018. Over the past 8 months, show host Dr. Joshua K. Wright has interviewed a number of guests covering a wide variety of topics ranging from sports and athletics to self care and the environment.

This week's show will take a look back at some of the more memorable conversations Dr. Wright has had with his guests, including UMES President Dr. Heidi Anderson, UMES alumni/students/educators, author/historian Dr. Peter Levy, TIME Magazine senior sports writer Sean Gregory, 2-time Superbowl champion Dexter Manley, and others. 


On this week's UMES 30, show host Dr. Joshua K. Wright talks with Sean Gregory, senior sports writer for TIME Magazine.

Gregory has been a staff writer for TIME covering sports since 2002 and has written about everything from the Detroit Pistons’ run to the NBA championship to new marketing efforts in the golf and tennis industries and the rebuilding of Iraq’s Olympic team. His column appears on TIME.com every Friday.



On this episode of UMES 30, show host Dr. Joshua K. Wright talks to Richard C. Willis, founder and CEO of Sankofa International, Inc.

In 2013, Dr. Wright took a life-changing trip to the West African nation of Ghana, organized by Sankofa International, Inc., a non-profit based in the United States (est. 1993) whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for Africans living in Africa.


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Throughout his life, Dexter Manley has had his share of demons, doggedly trying to outrun them while running down opposing , quarterbacks as a member of the Washington Redskins football team for several years during the 1980's.

Nicknamed the "Secretary of Defense", Manley was a two-time Super Bowl champion.

UMES 30 host Dr. Joshua K. Wright talks with Manley about his football career, past drug addiction, recovery, and his life as a former player for the Washington Redskins.


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UMES 30 host Dr. Joshua K. Wright speaks with former hip-hop promoter Maria Davis about her life as an AIDS survivor and her work on behalf of those suffering from HIV/AIDS.

This episode contains frank language about HIV/AIDS and sexuality which may not be suitable for some listeners. Discretion is advised.