91-ONE, WNXP: Nashville’s New Music Experience is pleased to welcome Ayisha Jaffer as Assistant Program Director and Emily Young as Sonic Cathedral Coordinator.
Ayisha Jaffer has held many roles in the music industry over the past 20 years, including artist and tour management and was a key voice for WYMS/Radio Milwaukee.
“I firmly believe that music and stories are key to bringing people together, which is where my passion for radio originates,” Jaffer says. “I look forward to diving into this growing community, adding my experiences and stories as well as hearing from WNXP listeners.”
Emily Young has been a core team member since WNXP’s launch in November 2020 as both a weekend host and social media coordinator. She’ll be working across departments at WNXP’s parent company Nashville Public Radio to coordinate the use of the Sonic Cathedral, a unique performance and special event space.
“Nashville has needed a radio station like WNXP for a long time, and it’s been an honor to be a part of this team,” Young says. “I’m thrilled to continue to introduce new artists to Nashville and beyond, and to help foster our creative community through this event space.”
“Ayisha Jaffer is an exceptional DJ with proven editorial skills and a drive to create community connection both on and off the air,” says Jason Moon Wilkins, WNXP Program Director. “And Emily Young brings the kind of direct experience and extensive local relationships that are a perfect fit for running our new performance space.”
The hiring of Jaffer will move current midday host Jewly Hight into a full-time role as Editorial Director, where she will lead music and culture coverage for WNXP and crossover efforts with sister station WPLN News.
Jaffer has worked for a variety of management firms such as Saiko Management and Punkdafunk. Young previously worked for WRLT in marketing and events and has music business experience across multiple disciplines.