Martina White has been a member of the WUMR team since January 2008. The Memphis native
and University of Memphis alumna currently hosts a radio show on Fridays from 10 a.m.
to 1p.m. weekly. Aside from her on-air duties, she also serves as the station’s Director
of Underwriting. Martina has an extensive background in TV News, and Print Journalism
as well! Her journey as a journalist started over ten years ago when she became a
reporter for her high school's Emmy Award winning television station. When most teens
were chasing fun...she was out chasing interviews. Her hard work paid off, and her
stories were featured on local and national newscasts before she even graduated from
high school! After graduating from high school, she decided to pursue a degree in
Broadcast News. While in college, she worked as a TV news reporter and anchor for
the campus television station. She decided to dive into the world of journalism
from as many aspects as possible. While still working for the TV station, she started
reporting for the campus newspaper and even began hosting her own radio show here
at WUMR. With more than a decade of experience in hand, Martina is still enjoying
her career in broadcast.
The smooth Disc Jockey has already built a local, national, and international fan
base. She has recently starred on one of America's #1 reality television shows as
well. Aside from that, Martina is an avid blogger and a very successful Youtuber.
In fact, she has received almost 300,000 video views thus far! Because of her success,
she was recently accepted into the Youtube Partnership Program by Google. The company
only offers partnership to a select few.
But most importantly, Martina is an avid music lover! Therefore, her passion for
music goes beyond simply playing music on-air- it is truly her first love. “I think
it is important to love music because if I am enjoying myself on- air listeners will
pick up on that, and it creates an all-around better listening experience for the
audience,” Martina said. She is proud to be a member of the Jazz Lover team, and looks
forward to continuing to provide quality on-air entertainment to our listeners.