Ena Esco, creator and host of Verbally Effective, is a 19-year radio veteran with a passion for all things media related. Currently broadcasting on iHeartMedia’s V101FM, Ena has worked in various roles in radio including producer, voice-over talent, morning show co-host, mid-day host, and weekend talent.
A Memphis transplant by way of Beaumont, Texas, Ena graduated from Millington-Central High School and then matriculated to LeMoyne-Owen College, where she was a Dubois Scholar, president of her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, and Miss Lemoyne Owen. She graduated with a degree in Business Administration and then went on to obtain an MBA.
As a senior in college, Ena began her career in radio as a research coordinator at Flinn Broadcasting’s urban format Hot 107.1FM (KXHT). After two months she hit the airwaves and has been on air ever since. Ena’s experience also includes working on Cumulus urban format Power99 (WMPW) and urban AC Soul Classics 103.5FM (WRBO).
Through her gift of communication, Ena created a platform to spotlight the people and stories of those who are at the forefront of ushering in a new era in Memphis… Verbally Effective.
A native Memphian, SunAh is the Producer for Verbally Effective. Her long-standing appreciation of storytelling stems from the love of books that was instilled in her as a child. It’s no surprise then that beginning in high school she took advantage of opportunities to craft and investigate stories from being involved in the production of her high school’s television show (RETV: Raleigh-Egypt Television), a journalist with the city-wide high school newspaper, The Teen Appeal, and serving on K97’s On Point Panel. From there SunAh continued unearthing the stories of people and places through sociological training and research, obtaining her BA in sociology from the University of Memphis and then an MA and PhD in sociology from the University of Maryland. SunAh combines her broad lens on society with her craft of storytelling to seek out inspiring guests rooted in Memphis’ history, contributing to the city’s present, and moving it forward.