Kevin Washington

Operations Assistant

Kevin Washington was born in Charleston, South Carolina and grew up in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. He is the son of two educators, and at an early age began to cultivate a genuine love for music and entertainment. His favorite styles of music are R&B, soul, funk and gospel and says he really has a big appreciation for all types of musical genres. He’s a proud alumnus of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, NC where he studied Television Production. Following college, Washington began his career at an urban gospel station in Gaffney, SC - WFGN-AM 1180 “Your Spiritual Friend,” where he worked as a radio personality from 2009 until 2017. He also served as a producer and editor for Foothills News Channel, formerly Cleveland Headline News in Shelby, NC. He joined the staff of WNCW in 2015 working with Senior News Producer Paul Foster, reporting and producing short news segments for regional newscasts that air during National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition.” His current title is Operations Assistant where he works diligently behind the scenes gathering and processing important station and music data for Program Director Joe Kendrick. On occasion, he fills in for Foster, hosting Morning Edition. He has enjoyed being a WNCW Guest DJ, co-hosting two special Friday night Music Mixes with Spencer Jones. One of those shows was a fantastic musical tribute to Black History Month. When he’s not at WNCW, he volunteers for the Cleveland County Art Council’s Real to Reel Festival, Creative Mornings in Charlotte, NC and enjoys serving as a videographer for his local community. Finally, this multitalented busy young man is also a comic artist and storyteller who hopes to someday produce and write a TV series. We’re glad Kevin Washington is part of our WNCW Staff!

Ways to Connect

Billy Potter

Kevin Washington interviews MerleFest director Ted Hagaman. Ted explains MerleFest’s move to September of 2021, which stems from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the uncertainty of how soon we will be able to have in-person music events again. Originally aired August 14, 2020