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Freddy Jenkins

Back Porch Music Announcer & Operations

Freddy is a North Carolina native. He came to Chapel Hill to attend UNC-CH in 1978 and has called it home since. He began working at WUNC in 1979 as a work-study student recording features, working on Listen Magazine (the station's original program guide) and assisting in the music library. Later he moved into on-air work.  Some of his duties over the years have included hosting music programs of all types, recording live concerts and engineering talk shows. He's also written about music for various Triangle-area publications. 

In addition to hosting Back Porch Music, Freddy works in The Operations Department at WUNC scheduling underwriting announcements, acquiring programs and preparing daily logs. Previously he has been involved in just about every job there is in the music business, from music retailer/product buyer to making many trips around the country as a tour manager for rock bands.

You can also find Freddy announcing the musicians at the Back Porch on the Lawn Concert Series at The American Tobacco Campus co-hosted by WUNC.  In any free time he has, Freddy enjoys listening to jazz, reading and watching baseball.