WNXP Is Growing & There’s A New Voice On The Air: Ayisha Jaffer’s

91.ONE, WNXP couldn’t be more excited to welcome the station’s new Assistant Program Director, Ayisha Jaffer, to the airwaves. She’s the new midday host, on weekdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and brings a wealth of experience to the station.

Here’s the lowdown on her background:

Ayisha Jaffer has held many roles in the music industry over the past 20 years. Under her latest company, Greater Than Propaganda, she focused on artist and tour management, venue promotion, and production. She’s also worked for a variety of management firms such as Saiko Management and Punkdafunk, helping steer the careers of artists including Lorde, Cut Copy, and Architecture in Helsinki.

Jaffer has a long history in media as a live and radio DJ with slots on two non-commercial alternative stations in New Zealand, 95BFM and Aotea FM. She was also a co-host on US Virgin Mobile Live FM. Most recently, Jaffer was the first female radio host on WYMS Radio Milwaukee’s Afternoon Drive and is a continued contributor to KEXP Seattle and Wisconsin Public Radio. Outside her time on the airwaves, you might find her playing music with her band Skux, working on wildlife conservation efforts, kayaking the nearest river or hiking the tallest mountain.

And here’s what Jaffer says about this new phase:

“I am thrilled to be joining the WNXP team as the new assistant program director and midday host. I firmly believe that music and stories are key to bringing people together which is where my passion for radio originates. I look forward to diving into this community, adding my experiences and stories, as well as hearing yours, and I aim to be proactive within my role at this station to help give a platform to and amplify the work of artists and leaders, aspiring and established, to be truly listened to.

“I think it’s important to be a part of something bigger than yourself, and WNXP is an excellent example of being an enthusiastic contributor to a growing community. My goal with this new role is to lift up and add to an already great music city’s story and history through highlighting its artists, creators, dreamers, and community leaders on the airwaves.”

That’s not the only change at WNXP. After stepping into the role of Sonic Cathedral Coordinator, Emily Young has also shifted her on-air hosting from weekends to weekday mornings. With Jaffer now in the role of midday host, previous host Jewly Hight will focus on expanding coverage of music-making communities and overlooked voices in the city and beyond, as well as current happenings and historical and cultural context.

The new weekday schedule for WNXP is:

6-10 AM Celia Gregory
10-11 AM Emily Young
11 AM-3 PM Ayisha Jaffer
3-6 PM Jason Moon Wilkins
6-10 PM Marquis Munson