Kevin Washington20/21 Host and 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 title now is Music Host and Operations Assistant, as he hosts and produces the program 20/21 which airs Tuesday nights 8-9pm, and works diligently behind the scenes gathering, processing and implementing important station and music data. On occasion, he fills in for Foster, hosting Morning Edition. 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.
Kevin Washington interviews MerleFest director Ted Hagaman. Ted explains MerleFest’s move to September of 2021, which stems from the ongoing coronavirus…