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.

The White House

In 1950, Earl Lloyd (1928 - 2015) became the first African American to play in the NBA, paving the way for the game of basketball to be integrated on the professional level.

He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003.

On this episode of UMES 30, show host Dr. Joshua K. Wright interviews Lloyd's son, Kevin Lloyd, looking back on his father's accomplishments and legacy in the world of professional sports.

(ORIGINAL AIR DATE: 2/10/2019)



Chances are, you've heard of a number of historical African-American figures--especially during Black History Month. But have you heard of Annie Malone, the first African-American woman to become a millionaire in the United States? UMES 30 host Dr. Joshua K. Wright has a conversation with Linda Nance and Linda Jones, President and Vice President of the Annie Malone Historical Society. (ORIGINAL AIR DATE: 2/3/2019)


Join us February 18th at Salisbury University and February 19th in Rehoboth Beach for a meeting regarding collaboration between WESM and Delmarva Public Radio.

Representatives from University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Salisbury University and the radio stations, will present scenarios and gather your feedback.

The February 18th meeting will be held at the Wicomico Room in the Guerreri Student Union at Salisbury University. 

The meeting on February 19th will take place at The Bellmoor Inn and Spa in Rehoboth Beach.

Both meetings begin at 5:30 p.m.

How well do you take care of yourself? Poor diet, lack of sleep, and lack of excercise can cause physical and  emotional harm, and can even lead to depression.

Show host Dr. Johua K. Wright explores the topic of self care with Rev. Danielle Graham, a chaplain at the Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center in New Jersey.

The jazz scene heats up this winter with the return of the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival in Rockville, Maryland, February 15 - 17, 2019.

Festival-goers will enjoy such artists as Branford Marsalis, Paul Carr, Brian Lynch, Jackie Ryan, Regina Carter, Sean Jones, and so many more!

Information on tickets, performances, and lodging can be found at: