WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 19, 2018) -- Jay Lang, Station Manager of Hampton University’s 88.1 WHOV- FM, has been appointed to the National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Executives (NANOE) Board of Governors. Lang has been called upon to refine, improve, and strengthen New Guidelines for Tomorrow’s Nonprofit (Second Edition), a new set of governing guidelines that supercharge nonprofit capacity-building.
"Jay's devotion to WHOV, combined with his leadership and his giving heart make him a fantastic addition to the NANOE Board of Governors," said Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey. "I applaud his nomination and am looking forward to hearing great reports from his work with NANOE."
NANOE National Director Tracy Ebarb said, “Jay has joined a working group that will peer-review a new set of capacity-building guidelines rooted in principles of moral agency, stewardship, freedom of speech, freedom of peaceful assembly, ethical practice and transparency that supercharge charity. Jay is one of society’s guardians who use their expertise to ensure everyone experiences a life worth living.”
Lang came to Hampton University in August of 2009 and since then has taken WHOV-FM to a new level. In 2010 Lang oversaw a major renovation to the WHOV-FM on-air studio and production studio. In 2012 WHOV-FM partnered with Clear Channel Communications (now iHeart Media) to stream the station via the iHeartRadio app, allowing listeners world wide, on-demand access to WHOV online, via mobile devices, and on select video game consoles. Under Lang’s leadership WHOV-FM has been committed to Public Affairs programing. Last year Lang launched the HJLang Foundation, which donates musical instruments to Hampton Roads Middle and High School students.
“I am humbled and honored to be chosen,” said Lang. “As said by wise men and women who came before us: ‘Do your very best at all times and strive for excellence every day like it's your last because you never know who is watching you.’”
NANOE’s Nominations Committee was co-chaired by Bishop Redfern II, Charlotte Berry, Kathleen Robinson & Tracy Ebarb. Nominees were suggested by members of AFP, CFRE, AHP, ASAE, CASE, United Way, National Development Institute, Nonprofit Associations, Industry Associations, and other local and national leaders.
Lang will be honored alongside fellow Governors March 26-27, 2019 in Charleston, S.C., at NANOE’s Annual Board of Governors Convention & Expo.
NANOE oversees the codification of guidelines that govern sound charitable practice through a Board of Governors from all 50 states.
To learn more about NANOE, visit https://NANOE.org
In 1964, WHOV became the first federally licensed educational FM radio station among Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The station, which first went on-air in 1941, has been serving HU and the surrounding Hampton Roads area ever since. Once primarily a jazz station, WHOV now offers a variety of genres, including jazz, gospel, R&B and Latin music. Its morning drive program, The Gospel Express, is one of the area's highest-rated programs in its format, beating all of the area's commercial and non-commercial stations. “Lessons in Jazz” is a critically acclaimed program that has earned the respect of jazz aficionados and enthusiasts across the country. WHOV’s weekend “Hispanic Sounds” program ranks as the No. 1 radio broadcast for fans of Latin American music in Hampton Roads. WHOV is also home to live Hampton University football and basketball broadcasts.