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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In the summer of 1967, racial tensions that had been simmering for years boiled over into an outburst of violence across the United States in a number of the country's large urban populations. 

Many African-Americans were frustrated over the slow pace of change since the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Less well remembered are the small towns and rural areas swept up in the strife--places like Cambridge,  here on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

Back in the 1950s, college athletes began filing for workers compensation and benefits because they were not only being injured on the playing field, but some were even dying. 

Most college programs were scared of the idea of players being treated like state employees at the time.

On this episode of UMES 30, host Dr. Joshua K. Wright discusses the current state of college sports with Keith Davidson, Direrctor of Athletics at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and two student athletes from UMES.


"UMES 30" is a weekly half-hour radio program hosted by Dr. Joshua K. Wright, an Associate Professor of History at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

The features a wide variety of topics, with guests from UMES, the local community, and people from around the country.

"UMES 30" can be heard each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on WESM 91.3 FM (streams live on wesm913.org).  

WESM 91.3 FM will be presenting a new weekly half-hour talk/interview radio program called "UMES 30" starting Sunday, December 2 beginning at 10:30 a.m. 

The program will feature guests from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, as well as the local community and from around the country speaking on a wide variety of topics.

The show's host is Dr. Joshua K. Wright, a tenured associate professor of history and a coordinator of the Social Studies Teacher Education program at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.