Marcellus Shepard

Host, In the Groove and Program Director/Music Director

Marcellus “The Bassman” Shepard has been an on-air radio personality for the last 21 years, working in commercial and public radio. He is well-known for his distinctive deep voice which he uses for his afternoon drive shift, In the Groove, on WEAA and as co-host of the nationally syndicated Cool Jazz Countdown, which can be heard in 19 markets across the country and Sirius XM. Marcellus is also the Program Director/Music Director of WEAA.

In addition to radio, you can occasionally catch Marcellus on the big screen as well, as acting has been a love of his for years. He starred in several independent films including Hip Hop Task Force, Lorenzo & Monica-L.A.F.S., and Bachelorette's Degree.

Marcellus is committed to serving his community. In 2003 he and his wife, DeShawn, the former Mrs. Maryland International 2006, founded Project Goodwill to provide lunches, toiletries, and sleeping bags to men and women living on the streets and in shelters in both D.C. and Maryland. Marcellus and DeShawn have been married for 18 years and live in Laurel, Md., with their three boys.

Ways to Connect

In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, The Fruition Experience stopped by the studios of WEAA for a live Jam Session, In the Groove with the Bassman.

In honor of the centennial celebration of her life, WEAA will present "Ella All Day Long" on Tuesday, April 25th. Tune in to hear your favorite Ella Fitzgerald tunes as well as artist inspired by her artistry. "Ella All Day Long" here on WEAA-FM.

It’s been nearly 3 years since we’ve heard from vocalist Carmen Lundy. She’s back with a  stunning new CD, “CODE NOIR”, on Afrasia Records. 

April is Jazz Appreciation Month. Tune in to WEAA all month long to hear artist profiles who are “Living the Jazz Life” as they share stories surrounding surreal experiences in their career.