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Randy Jones, Host

Randy JonesRandy "The Voice of the Vikings" Jones has seen his radio career come full circle. Jones is now officially back home at WRVS-FM 89.9 ECSU in Elizabeth City, North Carolina where his radio career first began in 1991. As a student-volunteer at WRVS, Jones began crafting his radio style by serving as an on-air announcer during "Nightwinds" weeknights from 10pm to 1am. He also served as the play-by-play announcer for the Viking Sports Network and co-host of the award-winning program, 89.9 SportsScope, which Jones created along with fellow Vikings, Carlos "The Guru" McCormick and Richard "Valentine" Flood in 1994. 89.9 SportsScope was the first radio/talk show from WRVS-FM 89.9 ECSU to win a Hampton Roads Black Media Professionals' Excel Award in 1993 and 1994.

Jones continued to serve in the aforementioned capacities until he graduated in 1995 with a B.S. degree in Physical Education and Health from Elizabeth City State University. After a brief stint in education, Jones returned to ECSU as Sports Information Director in 1998. Jones was instrumental in the facelift of the interior of the R.L. Vaughan Center which included a new hardwood floor, new basketball goals, championship banners in the rafts, and the renovation of the Athletic Department offices.

Jones would leave his alma mater in 2000 to take a similar position at Norfolk State University. However, due to the birth of his daughter Tayla in 1999, Jones resigned from Norfolk State University in October 2001 to focus on his family. He took advantage of the departure of long-time News/Public Affairs Director, Kim Pierce, and returned to WRVS-FM 89.9 ECSU as News/Public Affairs Director. In 2004, Randy was awarded "Best Radio Public Affairs/News Talk Show" by the Hampton Roads Black Media Professionals in February 2004 for his public affairs program Issues & Answers with a show on "Adoption Awareness Month." He also garnered another Hampton Roads Black Media Professionals' Excel Award in 2005 for "Best Live Talk Show" with Issues & Answers on "High Electric Rates in Elizabeth City" in June 2005. As the old saying goes, "When one door closes another door opens." Randy currently serves as the Program Director for WRVS, host of Neo-Soul Cafe heard weekdays from 12-3pm, and "Voice of the Vikings" on the Viking Sports Network.

Additionially, he is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., the High School Basketball Official-North Carolina High School Association, and the College Basketball Official-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

Randy is married to his lovely wife Natarsha Edmonds Jones ('95) and together they have three beautiful kids. One daughter Tayla (12) and twin boys Trent and Trevor (7). Randy enjoys life to the fullest.