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We are proud to announce that WPGC's Joe Clair will serve as the Grand Marshal of the
5th Annual 5K Run/2K Walk HBCU Alumni Community Day, Saturday, June 24, 8AM.
Host, comedian, radio personality and on-air veteran is no stranger when it comes
to Washington, D.C. This native of Seat Pleasant, MD is the current host of WPGC’s
Joe Clair Morning Show, taking the morning airwaves by storm and making the drive
to work much more enjoyable for listeners across the DMV. He is proud graduate of
Morgan State University where he pledged Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and
graduated as a psychology major but found is passion for comedy, music and
Joe Clair got his start on HBO’s famed Def Comedy Jam before gaining national
notoriety as host of BET’s famed show “Rap City,” where he introduced the world to
hip-hop and rap superstars and was most notably known as the last person to
interview hip-hop icon Notorious B.I.G.
While finding notoriety on Rap City, he was offered an opportunity to launch a
career in radio on the #1 radio station in the DMV, WPGC’s Sunday Night Hip-Hop
Show with Big Tigger before making his way to Hot 97 in New York City, Sirius XM-
Foxxhole in Los Angeles and V-103 in Atlanta.
After being gone for more than a decade and the love of the DMV in his heart, Joe Clair made his way back home.
We are pleased to have Mark Gray (WJFK-FM 106.7 The Fan Washington, D.C.) serve as the
Master of Ceremonies of the 5th Annual 5K Run/2K Walk HBCU Alumni Community Day.
A dynamic veteran sports journalist and broadcaster, Mark Gray (Morgan State
University) has 25 years experience in multimedia communications. Mark’s
distinctive style is energetic and provocative in broadcast (radio & TV), print, and
on the internet. His SportsGroove Media brand continues to set new trends in new
and non-traditional media.
An award winning writer, Gray’s professional experience began at the Atlanta
Daily World newspaper as Sports Editor where he redefined community and local
sports coverage in that market. From there he became a general sports
correspondent for the Atlanta Journal & Constitution. For three years Gray was a
sports columnist for Creative Loafing, Atlanta’s City Paper, which led to his
opportunity to write for the Atlanta Tribune. He was also the original Atlanta Hawks
NBA blogger for the The Sporting News. In 1997, Gray was honored by the Atlanta
Association of Black Journalists with the Best Feature Story for Print Award. He
was also a contributor for Atlanta Hawks, Falcons, and Braves team publications.
Currently, he is a correspondent for the Afro American Newspaper.
We are pleased to announce the host hotel for the
5th Annual HBCU 5K Run/2K Walk - HBCU Alumni Community Day