For release: October 19, 2009
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Malvin Massey Jr. has been appointed general manager of the campus radio station of
the University of Memphis. The station, WUMR, is also known as U92 FM and The Jazz
Malvin Massey Jr.
Massey began working for WUMR (then WSMS) while he was a student at the University
of Memphis (then Memphis State University) in1988. He began his work as a volunteer,
but later became an employee. Before being named general manager, he had served as
the station’s music director, program director, traffic director, and production director.
In addition to his current duties, Massey also hosts two public affairs programs on
WUMR – Spotlight 92 and Focus on the Arts – as well as Images of Jazz, which airs
every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A Memphis native, Massey graduated from Hamilton High School and from the University
of Memphis, where he earned a B.A. degree in broadcast communications.
WUMR is the only jazz radio station in the Mid-South. The 25,000-watt station serves
listeners within a 60-mile radius of Memphis. Its playlist blends contemporary and
traditional jazz with a touch of fusion, Latin and New Age music.
Staffed almost exclusively by students and volunteers, WUMR serves the area with educational,
sports, and community service programming. It also functions as a learning laboratory
for students, providing them experience in announcing, news reporting and writing,
talk-show hosting, and sports broadcasting.