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.

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.


There have been quite a few debates over policing and police reform.

UMES 30 host Dr. Joshua K. Wright and his guests tackle issues of community policing, racial bias, gun control, and more.

The show's guests are Dr. Lorenzo Boyd and officer Lydia Polk.

Dr. Boyd is the former chair of the Criminal Justice and Social Science Department at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Dr. Boyd is currently an associate professor at Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences in New Haven, Conn.


On this edition of UMES 30, show host Dr. Joshua K. Wright speaks with Dr. John R. Winnersten, award-winning author and Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Dr. Winnersten discusses the effects of environmental change in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, as well as the future of communities along the watershed and the nation as a whole.

(ORIGINAL AIR DATE: 5/26/2019)



Join 91.3 WESM for a special airing of The United States Air Force Band Airmen of Note Presents: The Jazz Heritage Series this Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) from 1 to 4 p.m.

Featured artists include vocalist Cyrille Aimée, pianist Kenny Barron, and saxophonist Branford Marsalis.

The Airmen of Note's Jazz Heritage Series, presented by The United States Air Force Band, provides a wonderful opportunity for the public to experience the Air Force's high level of professionalism through concerts featuring masters of the only American-born art form--jazz.