Sheila L. Brown, Manager and Principal Owner of Vision Multi Media Group, LLC. She is a visionary leader, two-time author, and CEO of a qualified Woman Business Enterprise(WBE) since 2007. Brown fulfilled her longtime dream of owning a radio station, becoming the youngest African-American female to do so in the country.
Sheila L. Brown
Owner | Founder
Raven Mozee - Traffic Coordinator
In October 2014, I started off at an intern. Then, January 2015 I became a part time employee as Traffic/Administrative Assistant for WUFO Mix 1080 AM where we played Gospel ministries, and gospel music. June 2015, I elevated to become a full-time employee. After 2 years, at WUFO I was able to be a part of the station flipping the switch from AM to Power 96.5 FM with a format of R&B, and popular throwback.
Diana Everett - Traffic / Administrative Assistant
In January 2021 after working 35 years in broadcast television I decided to retire, but that was not the end. Later that year in September, I was contacted by Sheila L. Brown, President and CEO with an opportunity to join the Legendary Mix 1080/Power 96.5 family. I am now currently working part-time in the Traffic/Administrative offices for Vision Multi-Media Group (WUFO Mix 1080 AM and Power 96.5) a growing and thriving company that I am honored to be a part of. Fun-fact: love watching the Food Network and trying out new recipes
I joined WUFO in Fall 2021 as the Promotions Assistant and Head of Podcast. My daily tasks include using social media to help build the WUFO brand, along with helping to coordinate various events and organizational tasks. During my time here at WUFO I have taken on many other responsibilities and titles, I am the Assistant & Brand Manager of Sheila L. Brown "SLB". I manage Mrs. Brown’s calendar, create content for SLB and manage the SLB website. Before WUFO, I worked several years in customer service and interned at Spotlight Radio in New York City. I graduated from Buffalo State College, where I majored in Communication Studies. There I learned and sharpened my skills in social media management. When I am not working with the radio station, I create content for my brand, “Total Life Chanel.” And taking care of my puppy Chase. Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/pretty.popin/
Beverly J. Burch - Sr. Marketing Executive
Beverly has enjoyed an extensive career in media and has worked as an Account Executive for WIVB/WNLO TV, WKBW-TV; FOX/MY TV; TOWN SQUARE MEDIA(WBLK,WYRK,WJYE & JACK FM radio); CUMULUS RADIO (97.ROCK, 103.3 THE EDGE ,WHTT),NORMALCOMMUNICATIONS (NFTA) and LAMAR OUTDOOR ADVERTISING and currently holds the position of Senior Marketing Executive at WUFO-POWER96.5. Beverly has touched the lives of countless co-workers and clients by being of good cheer, giving of her time and talents to help others succeed, and by loving all people in a Christ-like manner. Her commitment to excellence and integrity has garnered much praise and recognition from those in her field and from members of the community. Beverly is equally committed to serving Christ and His people inside the house of God. As a dedicated member of Faith Missionary Baptist Church for almost twenty-five years, Beverly has served on several committees and ministries and is currently the Chairman of the Scholarship Committee, and an Officer on the FBC Trustee Board. Beverly loves to sing and sings with the FBC Praise & Worship Team, FBC Voices and Mass choirs. Beverly has had the distinct privilege of assisting with the preparation and coordination for several of the annual “Women of Grace” conference and has presided as the Mistress of Ceremonies for the Conference from 2009 to 2014. Her civic duties include being the Chaplain of the Buffalo Chapter of the Links, Inc. and serving on several committees and facets of that Chapter. Although she is very active in her job and church, Beverly always has time for her family. She is the wife of Albert Burch and mother of 2 daughters, Allison (Friday) and Bridget. Her relationship with God has been enriched and deepened through the life experiences of motherhood and marriage. Beverly’s life motto is from 2 Corinthians 5:7: “(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)”. This small reminder from the Apostle Paul has provided continual encouragement and spiritual importance in her life, allowing her to persevere in life’s journey. “THIS IS THE DAY THAT THE LORD HAS MADE, LET US REJOICE AND BE GLAD IN IT” Ps.118:24
Kerry L Saunders is a tireless community servant whose love for the East Side of Buffalo is surpassed only by the love he has for his family. The youngest child of the late Eddie and Cleatis Saunders, Kerry was educated in the Buffalo Public School system, attended Buffalo State College and is a graduate of Erie Community College. Kerry is currently employed by the City of Buffalo as a Senior Service Specialist for the Richmond Summer Senior Center. Kerry began working with seniors because of his passion and concern for helping seniors and baby boomers get the most enjoyment out of their golden years. Kerry plans interesting programs and trips for his seniors. His love for his seniors is exemplified by his weekly "A Senior Moment" talk show on WUFO Radio. Kerry uses this platform to present thought provoking guests on a variety of topics of interest to baby boomers and seniors. Another passion for Kerry is politics, driven by his desire to make a positive difference in the people who serve our community. An experienced political consultant, Kerry operates "Primary Win," focusing on helping elected officials obtain and retail their elective seat. Kerry also serves as a Community Liaison for Senator Tim Kennedy. Married to Stephanie A. Saunders, the couple has three children: Lacey, Eddie and Gylan and two grandsons Eddie Jr. and Ryian. After hours, Kerry spends his free time relaxing and watching the Buffalo Bills.
Dale Martin - Sales Representative
A seasoned entrepreneur, Business Development Consultant, and both a Radio and TV Host Professional. With 15+ years of experience in staffing, corporate training, corporate planning and media sales, and providing business solutions to businesses across multiples industries is one of my true passions. A graduate of Leadership Buffalo, the Harvard Business School of Buffalo, M.S in Executive Leadership & Change from Daemen College, and student of Six Sigma training has provided me with the depth and understanding to help businesses improve their bottom line.
Donna Bryant - Sales Representative
Donna Bryant has been working with WUFO’s owner Sheila Brown for over 20 years and started as the manager of Sheila’s clothing store. Donna graduated with a bachelor’s from Buffalo State College in 1986 and has sold everything from insurance to jewelry during her career as an entrepreneur. With her experience and sales resume, Sheila thought Donna would be an excellent fit for the station's sales team and joined the WUFO family as an account executive before the start of the pandemic. She saw great success, but took a small hiatus during the height of the pandemic to assist her daughter's businesses. She has now returned to WUFO and is a full-time team member. Donna is a community activist & people person and loves networking, traveling, shopping and listening to music in her free time. She is a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Coach Muki Hawkins - Sports Director / Account Executive
Coach Muki has been a fixture in the community for over 30 years. Coaching at various youth programs such as Fruitbelt Rockets that produced Super Bowl Champions (Corey Graham and Steve Means Jr.) Co- Founder of GC Cowboys and Beastelite Ducks. Also Coached on a High School level at Cardinal O'Hara for 15 years and Riverside High School. Founder of SportsQube Tv established in 2011. National Media Director UYFL. Joined WUFO 1080/ POWER 96.5 in 2019, Beat Reporter for Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Bandits, and all Collegiate sports teams in the WNY area. Degree in Sports Marketing and Management.
Leon “Lee Pettigree” Pettigrew - Imaging Coordinator
I began at WUFO 1080AM in August of 1999 as a part-time on-air announcer from 3 pm-7 pm. In 2001, I moved to "The Morning Drive" from 6 am to 10 am. Later, I was promoted to Program Director and Production Director in 2004. In November of 2013, I was a part of the radio station transition from the LaSalle site to the Broadway site, where I continued working as Program Director. After four years, I was a part of WUFO, switching from AM to Power 96.5 FM. I am the Assistant Program Director and helped to produce the on-air Ricky Smiley Morning Show at WUFO.
On Air Disc Jockeys
Anita “Razor Sharp” - Sunday Jock
I am a loving Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, and Wife to Dillard Williams Jr. I am a Retired NYS licensed Registered Nurse with 40 years of experience as a MICU RN, Charge Nurse & Preceptor. I hold a Doctorate of Divinity from the National School of Theology Founded God’s Ministry of Deliverance. I am the founder of the original "Taking it to the Streets Inc" 34th annual August events. Also, the founder of Well Done Media and “SWIM” Suffering Women in Ministry. I currently host WUFO RADIO mix 1080am & POWER 96.5 FM Sunday Evenings. I am aka RAZOR SHARP!
Dwayne Cumberlander - News Coordinator
I started at WUFO in 1979 as an intern. WUFO was also my first professional radio job. Little did I know at the time that WUFO would become like a home base for me. I would leave WUFO to hone in on my Craft. At the time I was at WUFO, there was so much talent that you would have to be extraordinary in order to get the position and knowledge one desired to be relevant in the business. Other talents such as Byron Pitts, Danny Harris, Kieth Pollard, Laura Dean and Mark Vann "Superman".So now you see why I had to leave.,. During my tenure in other cities I had the opportunity to become promotion director, Production director, Program director, general Manager. I credit WUFO for always keeping me grounded in the business and allowing me to meet people that have become lifelong friends. Although the radio bug had bitten me I still found my second passion which was education. In particular I would like to see more of my brothers fill their minds with all the knowledge meant for us to have in this life. Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/dwayne.cumberlander
Centrell O. Smith - Production Coordinator
I joined WUFO in November of 2009 as an Intern and News Reporter for Project Access To A-Free-Ka with Ras Jomo. In 2010 I transitioned into your “Friendly International Selecta” on the show, becoming a Second Generation DJ (I am the eldest son of 80’s Gospel Jock Jimmy Smith) on the WUFO airwaves. In the summer of 2019 I expanded my role at Vision Multimedia when I officially became a Relief Announcer for the Michael Baisden show as well as the Board Operator for Sound Check Fridays. Eventually my role expanded again when I became the Sunday Board Operator for all our great Inspirational shows as well as the WUFO Sport Report. In January of 2020 I took on the new role of Production Coordinator (yet again following in my father’s footsteps). It is mainly in this capacity that I serve today; insuring that all our commercials and shows have World Class Quality sound before they hit our airwaves. However I have not left my on air talents behind - I can be heard every Friday night from 10PM to 1AM as Da Soul Controlla bringing you the Set It Off Sessions!
DJ King Shad - Afternoon Jock
I play music from my heart and soul!! I really enjoy seeing people dance, sing and have a good time!! I want to for as long as I am your dj to take your away from whatever you might be going through. I am a music maestro so play music to take you to a music vibes that heals, or brings joy is so refreshing for me.
DJ Ready Robb - Evening Jock
BUFFALO’S “FAVORITE NEPHEW” DJ Ready Robb….Started @ WUFO In October 2017 as an On Air- JOCK INTERN ……Under The Direction Of DAVID ALLEN & DONALD SWAREZ…..The Following Year He Started His On DJ Show Called “SOUND CHECK LIVE “ …..Which Airs In Evenings Mon-Friday From 7pm-10pm….He Does Weekend BOARD OPP ENGINEERING Under The Direction Of LEE PETTIGREE. He Also Is WUFO’S Annual Host @ BLACK ACHEIVERS CEREMONY….& WUFO’S Red Carpet Host & MC @ The Stations Annual BMMCA Award Show Every Year….His Favorite Music Is OLD SCHOOL ANYTHING….
DJ Ras Jomo - Evening Jock
I am Ras Jomo of Access To AFreeKa, and I joined WUFO in 2007. Previously, I sponsored my reggae show on Saturday afternoons when Carol Salters was station manager. Our Reggae and AfroBeats show currently airs on Sunday from 6-9 pm. In previous years, we also had a 6-8 pm show, "Dinner with the Rastas. 'As Vice President of the Juneteenth Festival, the Sankofa Days Committee and WUFO now produce an annual international concert on the Radio Station Grounds entitled "Culture in the Corridor." WUFO is also a major Media Sponsor for Juneteenth and Kwanzaa of Buffalo. In 2017, WUFO selected Ras Jomo to receive the Black Achievers Award. Annually, the Access To AFreeKa crew invites our listeners to Jamaica on a January trip, where we travel the island and attend the Rebel. Salute concert series, interact with community schools and organizations, and broadcast live from Jamaica on our Sunday show. We invite you to follow us and Make Love Happen.
Terri Davis - Evening Jock
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Buffalo State College, where I started in radio in 1981 at the college station WBNY 91.3 FM. I had a show called "Music For Lovers, For Lovers of Music." I began my professional career here at 1080 AM WUFO, around the same time as Sheila Brown when we were at 89 LaSalle Avenue. From there, I spent three years at 103.9 FM WDKX in Rochester. While under the guidance of Jeff Grant, another WUFO Great, and Andre Marcel, I learned so much while I did weekends, being Assistant Music Director, and later Mid-days. I eventually came home, returning to WUFO before being "recruited" by 96.1 WJYE, where I also did work for WECK and Metro Traffic Control. After three years at WJYE, 93.7 WBLK decided I should be working for them and made me an offer I couldn't refuse. I left WJYE for WBLK, where I did Mid-days before being paired with The "Magic Man" for the Morning Show (I am NOT a morning person….LOL…). I did that for seven years, leaving in 2000 to become a professional firefighter. I did many fire safety seminars for Senior Citizen Homes, Community Centers, for the public school system and produced a fire safety PSA. I retired from one of the greatest fire departments in the country, The Buffalo Fire Department, in 2020. Retirement is lovely but will drive you crazy if you have nothing to do. With the magical workings of Mrs. Sheila Brown, cause she has a way of getting things done, she asked me just to come to hang out. So I decided to use some of this downtime and do what is in my system. Bottom line, I've come full circle, back to where I started my professional career, The Legendary Mix 1080 AM WUFO and, now, Power 96.5 FM. I've come home.