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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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.


A&U Magazine

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.



UMES 30 host Dr. Joshua K. Wright has a conversation with award-winning author and entrepreneur, J.R. Fenwick. 

Fenwick describes how he lives life on his own terms and how that philosophy inspired him to create his own stock company--a company which educates and helps people learn how to invest in the stock market. 


University of Maryland Eastern Shore

UMES 30 host Dr. Joshua K. Wright speaks with Dr. Kirkland Hall. Dr. Hall is a 1974 alumn and a recently retired professor from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. He is a local civil rights activist, political figure, and a minister. 

Dr. Hall--affectionately known as "Coach" Hall--talks about growing up in Somerset County, Maryland, under Jim Crow, his time as an educator, as well as his political activism.



We all know people who watch the news all day and then complain about what our politicians are not doing. Many of those who grumble never actually do anything to make things better.

But then there are people like Charlee Childs who run for office and affect political change on their own terms.

Childs is a native of Baltimore with family ties to Maryland's Eastern Shore.

She ran for a seat on the State Central Committee in Baltimore County's 10th District in 2018.