Chip Washington is the new director of community relations at WLOK. (Courtesy photo)

Chip Washington, WLOK’s host of the station’s “Let’s Talk About It” program, has assumed additional duties at WLOK as director of community relations. 

Washington, a veteran communications specialist, will help further WLOK’s commitment to serve the greater Memphis community.

“We are pleased that Chip has joined our growing radio team,” said Art Gilliam, president of WLOK Radio. “Chip knows our community well and will use his skills to support WLOK’s mission to help make Memphis an even better place to live.”

Washington has served as a television journalist and as public information officer for the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, senior communication specialist for Memphis Light Gas and Water, and public information officer for the Shelby County Health Department.

Since its founding 46 years ago, WLOK has offered listeners a wide format of gospel music and talk shows that focus on news and information. WLOK also presents several community events, including the annual WLOK Stone Soul Picnic, and the WLOK Black Film Festival.

(WLOK broadcasts a gospel format on AM1340 and FM105. For more information, contact Art Gilliam, 901-527-9565, or [email protected].)