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Maxx Myrick

Winfred “Maxx” Myrick was raised in Toledo, Ohio where he first went on the air at age 14 as a teen reporter at WKLR.  After High School and the Marine Corps, he enrolled at the University of Toledo where he began his career on college radio.  From there he worked his way up in radio markets including Cincinnati, Greenville, SC, Shreveport, Richmond, Cleveland, Pensacola, Washington, DC and New York.  In 1988 he was the first voice on the air doing midday’s at the launch of WVAZ in Chicago.  In 1990 Maxx and consultant Tony Gray signed on UAC WALR-Atlanta where he was the Operations Manager and Program Director and in 1993 he returned to WVAZ-Chicago as Operations Manager and Program Director until 2000 when he left to help launch XM Satellite Radio where he created the Real Jazz channel, programmed the Neo Soul channel “The Flow”, the Latin Jazz channel “Luna” and worked with and produced Wynton Marsalis at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City.  In 2008 he left radio for four years, finally returning to his true love in 2011 as Operations Manager and Program Director of Heritage UAC WHUR, the flagship station of the Howard University Radio Network.  Maxx is a divorced father of four wonderful adults Tondalaya, Khalfani, Akili and Nyasha Myrick.

I’m inspired by:

Maxx kids

Maxx and his kids Tondalaya, Khalfani, Akili and Nyasha Myrick

 My favorite person in the whole world is:

Maxx and Karen

Karen Sweeting & Maxx

My best friend is:

Maxx and Stradford

Maxx and Mike Stradford

The sexiest person(s) I don’t personally know is:


Tarija P. Henson and Sanna Lathan

 If I could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, past or present; it would be:


Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong

The song I can’t stop listening to is: 

Pharrell Happy

Pharrell “Happy”

 If I hear his song again I’ll go nuts:

Robin Thicke Blurred Lines

 My your favorite artist is:

Maxx and Wynton

Maxx and Wynton Marsalis “pure genius and integrity”

My favorite album of all time is:

Al Jarreau Look to the Rainbow Live in Europe

Al Jarreau “Look to the Rainbow Live in Europe”

My favorite movie is:

My Life

“My Life” starring Michael Keaton and Nicole Kidman

The last movie I saw? was:

The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street

My favorite actor is:


Denzel Washington

 My favorite sports team is:


 My all-time favorite athlete is:

Muhammad Ali2

Muhammad Ali

My favorite vacation spot is:


Rio De Janeiro for now…
but in an effort to find my inner Moor,
I want it to travel to Granada, Spain

 My favorite TV Show is:

House of Cards

House of Cards

 My guilty pleasure is:

Juniper Books

Tom Wolfe Books

My favorite cocktail is:


Cuba Libre
(Rum & Coke)

 My dream car is:


I’m having Tesla dreams!

Maxx guitar

And that’s the Buzz On Winfred “Maxx” Myrick