UNCP's Kay Oxendine
Hosts Public Radio Show
day Kay Ensing Oxendine is a mild-mannered employee of UNC Pembroke's
Printing Center, but one night a week, she is transformed into the host
of her own public radio program.
Kay is the voice
of "Native Voices," a news, music and information program
on Native Americans that airs on 100,000-watt WFSS-FM (91.9). The show
runs Tuesday nights, 7-10 p.m. on the public radio station that is operated
by Fayetteville State University.
"I am very
excited about doing this show because it allows me to share pieces of
my culture with the listening audience," she said.
Kay has been around
the entertainment scene for many years, managing and performing in Native
American drum groups and doing casting work for several high profile
movies, including"Broken Chains," "Richie Rich,"
"The Chamber" and co-producer of "Pocohantas: The Documentary."
Her passion for
all things Native American and the entertainment business was nourished
by her role in making movies.
movie 'Broken Chains' changed my life," Kay said. "This was
the first time I was able to see Native Americans from across the U.S.
and Canada come together for such a worthwhile project."
"It gave us
hope that we can do anything that we put our hearts and minds to,"
Kay has published
many articles on Native American issues for newspapers and other periodicals.
This is her second radio program. Kay has recently begun singing with
Kau-ta-noh, Jrs., a local Native American drum group. They just signed
a five-year record deal with Sunshine Records of Canada.
Tribe member and raised in Richmond, Va., Kay comes to Pembroke via
marriage to John Oxendine. They have two children, Jonathan, two, and
Rachel Ann, 12.
For the future,
she plans to take classes at the university and keeping an eye on the
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