Volunteer Music Director
Originally from Mount Holly, North Carolina, Josh Cunningham has traveled all across the United States and abroad – quite often to do community service or volunteer work.
Josh studied at Johnson and Wales University in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he earned an associate’s degree in restaurant management and a bachelor’s in foodservice management.
As a college student, Josh had already caught the volunteerism bug: he worked for Habitat for Humanity and spent a spent a summer rehabilitating aardvarks in Costa Rica.
After college, Josh served in multiple service positions with AmeriCorps. In 2010, Josh worked as a woodland firefighter in Eldorado National Forest (outside of Lake Tahoe, California); in 2011, he was in Farragut, Tennessee as an AmeriCorps water quality technician.
Josh also served at Sugar Pine Christian Camp (outside of Yosemite National Park) and, just before coming to KNOM, volunteered with LearningAlly in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, helping to record books for the visually- and learning-impaired.
Aside from volunteer service, one of Josh’s chief passions is music: a good thing, since he’s our music director. Not only does he listen to and organize music programming in his daily duties at KNOM, but Josh also creates electronic music in his free time.
Regardless of what he’s doing, however, Josh doesn’t take himself too seriously. “My favorite word in life is whimsy,” he says. “I try to add it into everything I do from my personal to professional life.”