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.


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.


According to a 2013 Pew Research Center survey, about nine-in-ten Americans cited love as a very important reason to get married, ahead of making a lifelong commitment and companionship. Millennials--and some Gen-Xers--are choosing to delay marriage until they have completed their education, established careers, and have sound financial footing. This delay may be part of the reason why the divorce rate among Millennials is below 50 percent. UMES 30 host Dr. Joshua K. Wright discusses love, marriage, and relationships with Dr.

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PRINCESS ANNE, Md.--More than 400 degrees will be conferred during the 2019 spring commencement exercise at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

The ceremony takes place Friday, May 24th at UMES' Hytche Athletic Center at 10 a.m. Doors close at 9:45 a.m.

This year's commencement speaker is former U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr., who served during President Barack Obama's administration.


Over the past several years, the UMES School of Pharmacy has been deliberate in providing patient-centered care, continuing outreach in the community about health issues, and creating an environment that fosters research as well as medical discoveries. Host Dr. Joshua K. Wright speaks with UMES School of Pharmacy faculty, a graduate of the program, and a 4th year student. (ORIGINAL AIR DATE 5/12/2019) 

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The athletic shoe industry has helped to shape mainstream culture around the world for decades. How did sneakers grow from just something athletes wore while they were on the court or the field, to multi-billion dollar brand recognition in fashion and hip-hop culture?

UMES 30 host Dr. Joshua K. Wright speaks with Gene Smith and Drew Greer--two men who have been involved with sneaker branding and storytelling for more than ten years.