About

About

WURD Radio is the only African-American owned and operated talk radio station in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (and one of few in the country.)   Taking a multi-media approach -- on-air, online and in the community -- WURD serves as the heartbeat of the African-American urban market, providing information and solutions that educate, uplift and inspire the heart and soul of Philadelphia.

 

900AM-WURD offers a unique two-way talk format that is widely recognized as the pulse of the African-American community - locally, regionally, and nationally.  WURD has helped shape every major event in the region.  From mayoral races to Presidential elections, from the street corner to the corner suite, WURD has tackled the hard issues as an influential, respected and powerful voice in the marketplace.

 

Beyond the airwaves, WURD has a robust interactive website 900AMWURD.com and a highly acclaimed symposium series – WURD Speaks.  This event series gathers local, national and internationally renowned experts to share insights on issues ranging from health care, education and economic development to arts and culture  and civic engagement.

 

Spreading our voice on-air, on-line and in-community has attracted creative partnerships with such blue chip clients as Universal Companies, PECO, Keystone Mercy Health Plan, United Health, Peirce College, Wells Fargo, and PNC Bank.  Leading organizations like the Philadelphia Theatre Company, Art Sanctuary, the University of Penn and WHYY have also established strategic partnerships with WURD on several ground-breaking initiatives.

 

WURD has become a gathering point for the diverse voices that exist in the Delaware Valley. If you want to know what’s happening in the Black world, tune in to WURD. Whether it’s interviews with Heads of State, business leaders or local activists, we are, as our tagline explains, “the information station, committed to solutions.”

 

About LEVAS

 

LEVAS Communications, LP the parent company of 900AM WURD, was founded based upon the principle that communication and dialogue are central components to empowerment. The word “LEVAS” is an acronym for Lift Every Voice and Sing”, (also known as The Black National Anthem) and acknowledges the reality that no voice is special until it is heard.

 

LEVAS Communications, LP is a media and entertainment holding company. Through its subsidiaries, LEVAS is engaged in the business of original content creation, marketing and distribution across various communications platforms including radio, internet, special events, film, children’s television, sports entertainment and publishing.

 

Our Staff

Sara Lomax Reese: President/ General Manager ext. 101
Stephanie Renee: Program Director ext.105
Monica Lewis: Director of Sales and Business Development ext.114
LiRon Anderson-Bell: Director of Marketing & Digital Media
Kyle Cuffie-Scott: Marketing and Promotions Manager ext. 104
Al Butler: Host ext.117
Nick Taliaferro: Host ext. 116
Saundra Ali: Account Executive ext. 110
Mark Draper: Account Executive ext. 107
Steve Stevenson: Account Executive ext. 103
Kia Alston: Traffic Manager ext. 111
Alexis Lindsey: Production Manager ext. 109
Hakima Lamour: Office Manager ext. 100
Troy Wilmore: Board Operator/Producer of The Morning Show ext. 120
Troy Morris: Board Operator/ Producer
Eric Nixon: Board Operator/Producer of Nick Taliaferro Show ext. 116