Ms. Nicole Brown is a native of Chattanooga and received her B.S. degree from Middle Tennessee State University in Mass Communications and her Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Ms. Brown’s radio career began with a summer internship at Brewer Media Group. The following semester, she worked at the student radio station at MTSU. Brewer Media Group offered her a job immediately after graduating from MTSU. Since then, she has worked in the following formats: Hip/Hop and R& B, R&B Oldies and Urban Adult Contemporary. Her most notable radio shows include The Instant Request Line, Soul Food Sunday and Lunch Live.
Ms. Brown is most known in Chattanooga for her work as a professional broadcaster with the Brewer Media Group. With over 15 years as on-air personality Khole Brown, she enjoyed entertaining and informing listeners for WJTT-Power 94, WMPZ-Groove 93 and WMPZ-Z93. In 2003, she began working for both WJTT and WMPZ. Her roles included On-Air Personality/Entertainment Reporter for WJTT-Power 94 and Midday Host for Z93-WMPZ. Brewer Broadcasting switched the format for Z93 WMPZ in 2004 and Brown began her weekly recording of the In Touch Community Calendar. In 2005, she returned as the Midday Host for the newly formatted Groove 93 WMPZ. Ms. Brown resigned from her midday host position on WMPZ in April 2007 after receiving her master’s degree. She worked occasionally for the Brewer Media Group until 2010 as an on-air personality and reporter for the Chattanooga Traffic Network, which includes radio and television stations.
Brown currently works for UTC as the Coordinator in the Office of Equity and Diversity and Faculty Advisor for The Perch. Brown has accepted others roles within the University which include: UTC Chancellor’s Multicultural Advisory Council, UTC Office of Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee, UTC Black Alumni Council, UTC Safe Zone Committee, UTC Culture Improvement Team and the UTC Strategic Plan Subcommittee/Resource Development.
She also volunteered as moderator forPoint of View which airs on a CBS affiliate station and on-air talent for WTCI, a PBS affiliate, (Membership drives, Live-Auctions, Riverbend Reporter and guest host “Beyond the Headlines”).
Over the years, Ms. Brown has been an advocate of community outreach. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Chattanooga Women's Leadership Institute, Chattanooga Choral Society for the Preservation of African-American Song, Partnership for Families, Children and Adults, Inc. and the City of Chattanooga The Future Is Ours (Gang Task Force). She is also a graduate of the 2012 Leadership Chattanooga class with the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce. Brown served as a researcher for a doctoral dissertation: Successful Communication in a Social Movement: A Case Study of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Awards, Features and Recognitions
2012 Sarah J. Woodson-Early Award; Miss Black Tennessee USA
2012 Horace J. Traylor Diversity Leadership Award; UTC
2012 Girls Summit Dedicated Service Acknowledgment; Deltas Serving Together, Inc
2012 Reaching The Light: The Documentary on the Desegregation of the University of Chattanooga; Sound Effects and Scoring Assistant
2010 Essence Magazine, provided “How To Be Frugal” tips; January 2010
2005 Yellow Rose Broadcasting Celebrant: NANBPW Club
2002 Featured in the Onyx Business Report: “Making Music Happen”