WAMU 88.5 : About

Carey Needham, Senior Director of Business Operations

Carey Needham began his career with WAMU 88.5 in September 2002. He supervises a staff of three business managers and the director of special events. Carey’s management duties include budget/financial oversight, human resources, payroll, facilities, studio rentals, CPB & FCC compliance, annual financial audit, and sub-carrier clients.

Prior to joining WAMU 88.5, Carey was a senior budget officer with the American University (AU) Budget Office for five years. While with the budget office, Carey worked closely with several AU academic and administrative units, including WAMU 88.5.

Carey moved to Washington, D.C., in 1990 to pursue a career with the Agency for International Development (USAID). Carey worked with USAID as a contractor for nearly seven years, managing participant training programs for developing world entrepreneurs. He facilitated training throughout the United States, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia.

Carey holds a B.A. in foreign service and international relations from Penn State University and an MBA from American University.

Reporting departments

  • Business Administration
  • Underwriting
  • Membership

Contact

cneedham@wamu.org

WAMU 88.5

Verdine White On 45 Years With Earth, Wind & Fire

Forty-five years ago, the band “Earth, Wind and Fire” introduced audiences to a new kind of funk--one that fused soul, jazz, Latin and pop. Bassist Verdine White talks to guest host Derek McGinty about breaking racial boundaries in music and how the band is still evolving.

NPR

The Case Against The Shirley Temple (The Drink)

Author and cocktail enthusiast Wayne Curtis wrote an article called "Shirley Temples Are Destroying America's Youth." He talks about why he hates Shirley Temples — the drink, not the person.
WAMU 88.5

What's Ahead At The Democratic National Convention

The Democratic National Convention gets underway in Philadelphia, where Hillary Clinton will accept the presidential nomination.

NPR

Experimental Plane Sets Off On Final Leg Of Its Round-The-World Journey

It's the first time for a solar-powered plane to circumnavigate the globe. Now it's en route to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — and you can watch the journey in a live video from the cockpit.