Her energy is infectious! When Nikki Strong is on, you know you will get caught up in what’s going down (and learn something new too)! From Soft Rock to Hip-Hop, Gospel to World music, Nikki’s 15+ year radio career involves working in various capacities and formats. Currently Nikki serves as Producer of the Hang Suite on Saturday nights and the go to Talent whenever anyone takes vacation time or needs a fun host for a remote event. Engaging and informative, this Harlem native loves to have a good time with great music!
One of her most fulfilling gigs was giving birth to the “Neo-Soul” channel, The Flow, at XM Satellite Radio where she worked as Music Director. She also served as Music Director and Air Talent for the World Music station XM100 WorldZone and then went on to help build an international Hip Hop music station for WorldSpace Satellite Radio. These last two positions, in particular, enabled Nikki to experience first hand how impactful African American culture,especially Soul, Hip Hop and Jazz have been on music from all over the world.
Off air, Nikki loves the theater arts and also works as an actress/dancer/singer and voice over artist. She also teaches dance to youth in the DMV area. Occasionally you may catch her substitute teaching a Ballet, Modern or Jazz class for adults at several of the local dance studios, or flexing her acting chops on stage at one of the DC’s great local and regional theatres.
Nikki is proud that DC has been her home for over 10 years. She is excited and honored to be a member of the WHUR family and its rich legacy.