A Lexington native, Mary is a recent graduate of the University of Kentucky with degrees in Media Arts and Studies as well as Art studio. She’s no stranger to radio – Mary grew up around WRFL and served as the Music Director for two years and station Librarian prior to that. Mary has always been very active in the vibrant arts scene in Lexington, and she wants her position at LCR to help Lexington’s creative community thrive!
victor palominowlxl 'el pulso latino' program director
Victor Palomino comes to Lexington Community Radio by way of Asheville, NC where he pioneered the first-ever Spanish-segment radio in the state at Mountain Area Information Network (MAIN 103.5). Most recently Victor hosted a weekly Spanish news show, La Radio, as part of Asheville Free Media, and covered news and sports for the Hispanic community paper La Noticia. Victor is also a seasoned community advocate and organizer. He developed content for the Carolina Western Women’s Business Center, directed education and outreach at the West North Carolina AIDS program, created computer class materials for young mothers at the Latino Advocacy Coalition, and served as multi-media director for the Teatro Latino de Asheville. In his spare time, Victor is an exhibiting artist and performing musician.
sharon hayscommunity ambassador
Sharon is a Transy graduate with an extensive background in sales, marketing, and community service. She served the City of Lexington’s Commissioner of General Services. She has been a public advocacy speaker for economic and domestic justice programs at the state level, and she is committed to pediatric health issues, including volunteer work at the Ronald McDonald House of Manhattan. Sharon has a natural talent for relationship building, and she will coordinate efforts with donors, sponsors, volunteers, and community partners.
mark j royseexecutive director | general manager
Mark comes to Lexington Community Radio from a diverse, creative background. He served as Executive Director of AVOL (AIDS Volunteers, Inc.) and has worked with a variety of other local non-profits including JustFundKY, LexArts, and Beaux-Arts Ball. He served as Director of Communications for the UK College of Design. He was formerly a creative director and most recently the business manager for Group CJ advertising. He was also a buyer and inventory manager for the J. Peterman Catalog made famous by Seinfeld. Mark is a graduate of the theatre program at the University of Kentucky and an alum of the Governor’s Scholar Program.