WLRH Staff

Elaine Oakes

Underwriting Manager
(205) 864-2400

Elaine Oakes joined the team at WLRH 89.3 FM/HD public radio in December 2020 as the Corporate Underwriting and Support Manager. Elaine has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree from James Madison University, but has honed her skills through working in corporate America with Honeywell, with her own business for more than 2 decades with Mary Kay Cosmetics, and in mostly veteran-related non-profits including one she co-founded in 2020 called Honoring Veteran Legacies. Her grandfather was 102 year-old WWII veteran Sherwin Callander (pictured w. Elaine) -- a Pearl Harbor and D-Day survivor! She lives in Madison with her husband Lynn and has 3 active boys, with her oldest having graduated from Auburn University and her middle son studying business at UAH. She is a passionate band mom as well, with her youngest playing tuba for Bob Jones High School.

WLRH Staff

host of Reelin' in the Years
host of The Invisible City
General Manager / Director of Radio
host Morning Blend / producer Sundial Writers Corner
Underwriting Manager
host of Morning Edition & Morning Blend
Promotions / Membership Specialist
host of Brass, Reeds and Percussion
Radio Program Producer
Promotions / Membership Specialist
host of All Things Considered / Morning Edition & Arts Underground
host of Talkin' the Blues
host of All Things Considered / Weekends & Valley Sounds
Membership / Promotions Specialist
host of Morning Blend



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