ABOUT WJZP 107.9
OUR STAFF . THE BOARD . OUR HISTORY
As the only minority-owned radio station serving the Portland, Maine area, 107.9 WJZP plays tribute to artists of color. More than just a radio station, we’re a cultural outlet, celebrating and sharing our heritage through our music and programming.
We broadcast music that reflects the talent, history, and richness of our culture. From jazz, gospel, and Motown, to R&B, funk, neo soul and more!
With a strong sense of community, we also promote the creative and cultural landscape of Portland by showcasing our city’s own artists, venues and businesses.
We appreciate our listeners and are excited to grow our community--expanding our reach through our online presence and making great music accessible to everyone. Our hope is to widen the appreciation for the music we play while amplifying cultural awareness through an ever-growing listenership.
WJZP 107.9 is committed to bringing high quality music, education and artistry to the Portland community and beyond.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Like the wide variety of music and cultural programming we provide, here at WJZP we are inclusive. We celebrate various approaches and points of view. We are governed by the philosophy diversity drives innovation. So we’re building a culture where difference is valued. We take a holistic approach. We’re are committed to growing our WJZP team of people, programs and tools all designed to stay rooted in the Portland, Maine region.
Loida is the Community Manager for WZP 107.9. She believes in building strong communities with compelling stories that garner long-lasting relationships. Her deep-rooted desire to improve people’s lives can be shown across the various opportunities she has completed throughout her career.
With over 5 years of experience working with Indie brands spanning different industries, Loida aims to deliver a well-crafted narrative that authentically communicates WJZP 107.9’s story in a relatable, impressionable, and authentic way.
She holds a B.S. in Public Affairs with a minor in Psychology from the Austin W. Marxe School of Public & International Affairs from Baruch College. When she's not working on a creative project, you’ll find her exploring the local food scene, tea shop, or book store.
Earth Saylove is an Emcee, DJ, Producer, and the Author of Hip Hop and the Art of Peace Education. Her performances include The 5% Nation’s Show and Prove in Harlem and the Indigenous People’s Movement Benefit Concert in D.C. Her creative process entails sampling, songwriting, storytelling, and her own unique melodies. On-Air, Saylove provides sophisticated mixes, and music interviews. An International Artist of Nicaragua, her artistic community is rooted in The Universal Zulu Nation. With an education in Peace Education and Human Rights, since 2010; Saylove has volunteered and worked to recover missing and exploited girls, assisted a sister-friend in reducing her life sentence, all while remaining active within (the academic collective) HipHopEd. JAZZY PEOPLES is the radio program produced by earthsaylove. Jazzy Peoples airs on WJZP 107.9 FM to half a million residents and streams online to an international audience.
Dylan Raw is a recording artist, producer, record label executive, CEO, and budding philanthropist. He was raised right in our backyard of South Portland, Maine. Greatly influenced by hip hop at an early age, Dylan finds great importance in not only preserving the culture, but giving back to his community as well. As a headlining artist since age 12, Dylan brings a breath of experience in the music industry to our station. He has garnered millions of online streams for his individual music catalog, signed artists and producers to his record label Raw Affiliation (in which he is CEO/President and Founder) and has worked with countless Grammy-winning and multi-platinum producers and entertainers in the music industry. Dylan will play an instrumental role in growing the station's presence not only in Maine, but in markets all across the U.S. and the rest of the globe. He maintains a major following in markets like Los Angeles, Houston, Las Vegas, and Atlanta. The hometown hero looks to bring some of this knowledge back to his home state. Dylan's goal is to help preserve New England’s only minority-owned radio station and to help it thrive for years to come.
2000 - future
WJZP partners with JAB Media to upgrade its technology and bring new and innovative products/services to all of their listeners
WJZP was developed on the guiding principle that jazz music, is all its various forms, is a reflection and celebration of the world's incredble diversity and expression of the human experience.
Dennis Ross founds All Inclusive, Inc as a non-profit educational operation under the laws and statues within the state of Maine