July 23, 2020

96.3 WHUR Adds Autumn Joi for Middays and John Monds as 'The Quiet Storm' Host

Joi Autumn takes over middays from 10am to 3pm Monday-Friday with her ratings winning “Live Squad Show.” Joi, fresh back from North Carolina, is no stranger to Washington radio having spent time at two other DC stations and also up the road in Baltimore. “I started my career in DC over 10 years ago and to be coming home to the top station in the market is literally a dream come true,” said Joi.

Additionally, WHUR welcomes back John Monds as the new host of the “Original Quiet Storm” Monday-Friday 7:30pm to midnight. Monds’ triumphant return to WHUR marks his second stint at the station and will continue WHUR’s legacy of being the only live and local ballad driven R&B night show in the DMV. “I’m so excited to be back at WHUR and a part of the team to lead the ‘Quiet Storm’ back to its rightful #1 place,” said Monds.

WHUR Program Director Al Payne says, “Our core mission is to entertain and inform. The addition of Autumn and John to our already wildly popular stellar team of radio personalities, led by the award-winning “Steve Harvey Morning Show” from 6am to 10am, is guaranteed to keep the DMV engaged and in the know.”

WHUR stands on a long rich legacy of delivering broadcast excellence and we are elated to have John Monds and Autumn Joi with us as we begin to mark our 50th Anniversary,” said WHUR General Manager Sean Plater.

Both Autumn Joi and John Monds hit the air today.

Additional bio information:

Autumn Joi

From K97.5 in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina

Our Midday Love #AutumnJoiLive signed off on airwaves today, July 17th and we are wishing her well. During her last show she announced her big move back home to Washington, DC to continue her radio career.

Autumn-Joi was bitten by the entertainment bug early in life. She received her first internship at WPGC 95.5 in Washington, DC, with radio/TV icon, Donnie Simpson. From that exposure, she knew behind the mic was where she wanted to be. Autumn then took her talents to South Beach where she interned at 99 JAMZ . It was at 99 JAMZ where she got to spread her radio wings when asked to fill in for DJ Khaled's 'The Takeover' show. Upon graduating from college, Autumn received the ultimate graduation present from 93.9 WKYS in Washington, DC when they asked her to bring her talents to their over-night and Sunday afternoon shows. She's been a correspondent for TMZ, News One Now & TV One. A red carpet correspondent for the BET Awards, NAACP Awards & the Grammys!

John Monds

John exited as host of 'Love and R&B' for Reach Media, Radio One, and Majic 102.3/92.7 in July 2019. Al B. Sure is now the host of that show. John was also a former morning show host at WHUR.

John began his career in broadcasting before he graduated from Clinton High School in North Carolina. After attending East Carolina University, he jumped in the radio business full time. John has hosted radio shows in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. over the last 25 plus years. He has also hosted several nationally syndicated radio programs, including The U.S.A. Music Magazine and Reflections. John was seen as a segment host on the nationally syndicated television show, “Live in Hollywood.” He is a two time Music Director of the year for Gavin Magazine and once for Billboard Magazine. He has been nominated numerous times for Major Market Personality of the Year during his long career.


  1. What about EZ? I enjoyed listening to him during the day. Will he take over the 3-7pm?

  2. EZ along with Coka-Lani and Wes Hall will hold down the afternoon drive position until a permanent host is announced. Which will be sooner rather than later.

  3. Where did Al B Sure go.. I really enjoyed him in the evening


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