About Marcellus "Bassman" Shepard: Marcellus “The Bassman” Shepard has been an on-air radio personality in commercial and public radio for the last seventeen years. He is well known for his distinctive deep voice, which he uses for his afternoon drive shift, “In the Groove”, on WEAA 88.9FM in Baltimore, MD and as co-host of the nationally syndicated “Cool Jazz Countdown”. The Countdown is currently heard in more than a dozen markets including: Baltimore, MD (WEAA-88.9FM), Jackson, MS (WJSU 88.1FM), Miami, FL (WDNA 88.9FM), Nashville, TN (WFSK 88.1FM), Minneapolis, MN (KBEM). “The Bassman” has also had the pleasure of being a guest music commentator and contributor on the syndicated Michael Eric Dyson show. Most recently, Marcellus has become a highly sought after emcee throughout the East Coast for pageants within the Miss America Organization, Miss High School & Collegiate America and Miss, Mrs. & Teen International systems.
Currently the Assistant Program and Music Director at WEAA- FM, Marcellus also hosts “The Baltimore Buzz”.The TV program, a weekly news magazine, airs on Comcast and keeps viewers informed of everything Baltimore by showcasing news and entertainment reports, highlighting organizations in the community making a difference, and spotlighting various neighborhoods. A talented actor, he’s also had supporting roles in several independent films such as “ Hip Hop Task Force” and “Lorenzo & Monica-L.A.F.S.” while also serving as an extra for the Baltimore based HBO series “The Wire”.
Committed to serving his community, he and his wife of 14 years, DeShawn, Mrs. Maryland International 2006, founded Project Goodwill in 2003. Through Project Goodwill they provide lunches, toiletries and sleeping bags to men and women living on the streets and in shelters in both Washington, DC and Maryland. A proud graduate of Morgan State University and member of the distinguished Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., he and his wife reside in Laurel, Maryland with their three sons.