Elaine Oakes has recently joined the team at WLRH 89.3 FM/HD public radio as the Corporate Underwriting and Support Manager. After building her own business since 1997, she entered the non-profit sector in a volunteer capacity in 2016. She enjoyed learning how to benefit organizations which she cared about through fundraising, grant-writing, volunteer management, public relations, etc. With her skills and background in marketing, business management and relationship-building, Elaine is excited to help businesses and non-profit organizations in our community share their messages through supporting WLRH public radio through underwriting opportunities.
Elaine has a Bachelors of Business Administration degree from James Madison University, but has honed her skills through working in corporate America, Mary Kay Cosmetics, and in mostly veteran-related non-profits including one she co-founded in 2020 called Honored Legacies for Veterans. She lives in Madison with her husband Lynn and has 3 active boys, with her oldest attending Auburn University and her middle son about to enter UAH. She is a passionate band mom as well, with her youngest playing tuba for Bob Jones High School.
WLRH 89.3 FM/HD is Alabama’s original Public Radio Station, providing News, Music, and Community programming to the Tennessee Valley since October of 1976. WLRH staff and volunteers produce 9 weekly original programs and is an affiliate for programming from American Public Media and National Public Radio and others nationally recognized content providers. Learn more at WLRH.org