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Sep 2010Present

Air Personality

WHUR - Howard University Radio

I am responsible for creation, and overall content of "The Hang Suite", as one of the hosts of the show. "The Hang Suite" (launched this fall) is a weekly radio program, with a strong multimedia component centered around video content, podcasts, and social media.  

Mar 2009Nov 2009

Interim Executive Director

Community Media of Baltimore City - People 75

The Executive Director serves as the chief executive officer and principal spokesperson for CMBC, and People 75. My key responsibilities included a variety of community media and public access related activities.

I built awareness, and worked to create partnerships that benefited public access television in Baltimore.

I lead and directed the development of educational learning for citizens interested in television production.

I worked to ensure the fair and equitable delivery of services, and encouraged the growth of diverse and quality programming.

I reported to a Board of Directors, worked effectively in a team environment, and interacted well with leaders of local government and community organizations. 

Nov 2008Jun 2009

Multimedia Commentator/Blogger

The Baltimore Sun

Generated an online blog on the Baltimore Sun's website entitled "Off The Mic". I was responsible for writing daily original commentary, hosting video blog content, and audio podcasts on a wide range of topics.

Nov 2006Nov 2008

Talk Show Host


Created, conceived, and contributed daily to an evening talk show titled “The Back Room”. Created the direction of the show, selected topics, and provided commentary on a wide range of information, from current affairs, to entertainment and politics.

I was also responsible for production, direction, and overall content of “The Troy Johnson Show”. I provided guidance for my producer to select relevant topics, and timely guests. I engaged the audience with commentary focused on the issues of the day, with an emphasis on politics, and current affairs.

Nov 1999Oct 2006

Morning Show Host

Radio One, WERQ-FM

Contributed daily to the success of Baltimore’s #1 morning show “The Big Phat Morning Show” as one third of the on-air team.

I wrote and produced a wide range of material from bits, parody songs, and interview material, and contributed social commentary on today’s news and current affairs.

Produced, edited, and mixed down the audio content of the show.

Along with my partners on the show participated in a radio-thon entitled “92 Hours Of Peace” raising the awareness to the community about Baltimore’s increasing level of homicides. I also played an integral part in the kick-off of “Baltimore Believe” Mayor Martin O’Malley’s initiative on civic pride.


Jul 1987Apr 1988

Central State University


Qualification Highlights

During my 20 years in the media, I have become a seasoned on-air talent and mastered production, and development in mass media communications. I continue to demonstrate technical expertise in the production of a wide variety of engaging and creative programs for diverse audiences. From commercial production, to parody songs, promos, television voiceovers and solid writing, I possess a unique skill set leading to outstanding, compelling, and award-winning work. 


¬Association of Black Media Workers (ABMW), Baltimore Chapter, President 2007-Present

¬National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), Radio Task Force Chairman 2009

¬Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association (BACVA), Diversity Meetings and Tourism Council, Member 2006-2007

¬ Community Media of Baltimore City (CMBC), Board of Directors & Ombudsman 2006-2009

Awards and Recognition

¬ 2008, 2009 Media Choice Award, Best Radio Host / Entertainment: Association of Black Media Workers (ABMW) 

¬2006 Governor’s Citation, State of Maryland 

¬2006, 2000 Congressional Achievement Award: Rep. Elijah Cummings 

¬2005, 2004 Industry Achievement Awards Nominee: Radio & Records Magazine “Personality/Show of the Year” 

¬2002 Executive Citation “Troy Johnson Day” Baltimore County, Maryland 

¬2002 Mayor’s Business Recognition Award 

¬Summer 2002, Key to the City of Baltimore 

¬2002, 2000 Mayor’s Citation “Big Phat Morning Show Day in Baltimore”

¬2000 Baltimore Achievement In Radio Award 

¬1995, 1994 Marconi Award Winner: St. Louis Radio Association