Rev. Al Sharpton is the founder and President of the National Action Network (NAN), a not-for-profit civil rights organization headquartered in Harlem, New York, with over 47 Chapters nationwide. As one of the nation’s most-renowned civil rights leaders, Rev. Sharpton has been praised by President Barack Obama as “the voice of the voiceless and a champion for the downtrodden,” and by former President George W. Bush who said that “Al cares just as much as I care about making sure every child learns to read, write, add and subtract.”
Rev. Sharpton is currently the only African-American host of an evening talk show called “PoliticsNation” on MSNBC that analyzes the top political and social news of the day featuring the country’s leading newsmakers. He also hosts a nationally syndicated radio show “Keepin it Real” that is heard daily all over the country, and two local New York radio shows.
In April of 2001, Coretta Scott King hailed him as “a voice for the oppressed, a leader who has protested injustice with a passionate and unrelenting commitment to nonviolent action in the spirit and tradition of Martin Luther King Jr.”
Born on October 3, 1954 in Brooklyn, New York, Al Sharpton began his ministry at the tender age of four, preaching his first sermon at Washington Temple Church of God & Christ in Brooklyn. Just five years later, the Washington Temple church’s legendary Bishop F.D. Washington licensed Al Sharpton, his protégé, to be a Pentecostal minister.
Born and raised in Lexington, KY. A graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and Shaw University with degrees in broadcasting and business management her passion for radio began at the age of 12.
Jodi’s love for music proved she’s one of the best in the business, she was awarded the BRE Drummer award for Music Director of the year, and nominated Assistant Program Director and Music Director of the year by Billboard magazine.
Jodi’s career spans over 20 years in radio and television. She began her stint in radio as the midday host, morning show host and assistant program director and production director for WCKU. Jodi came to Raleigh in 1993 as WQOK’s afternoon drive-time announcer and was later became Music Director.
She likes to keep it real by connecting with her audience with her conversational and smooth delivery. Jodi feels radio is more than just playing music, she feels a responsibility to motivate and inspire her listeners to dream big and be the best they can be.
She’s interviewed national and political figures including President Obama, the legendary Eddie Levert , Actress Angela Bassestt, John Legend, and she’s not afraid to ask the tough questions.
Jodi is committed to the community especially the annual Breast Cancer “Race for The Cure” walk and loves to MC public service events. She enjoys sports, reading, cooking especially fresh foods from her garden and an avid photographer.
Jodi keeps her listeners up to date on what’s hot in the entertainment industry, and credits her success and longevity in radio to God and her loyal listeners. Listen to her on WFXC/WFXK 6a-10a Monday-Friday and 11a-3p Sundays.
Shawn Alexander has more than 13 years of commercial radio experience and is also on the air Saturdays from 3-7p.
Shawn is originally from Stamford Connecticut and a proud Alumnus of North Carolina Central University. He received his start in Radio at NCCU’s Jazz Radio Station 90.7 WNCU. After working there for 6 months he was able to break into commercial radio his sophomore year at WQOK K97.5 as a weekend on air personality.
After graduating Shawn received a full time position doing The Quiet Storm. Then, he was moved to Mid-Days and became the Music Director and Assistant Program Director. After doing Mid-days for over 6 years he was moved to Foxy to do the Quiet Storm. Shawn took a break from radio for a couple years but, now he is happy to be back home at Foxy!
Outside of radio Shawn enjoys just about anything involving cars especially going to the Drag Strip to see cars race.