Tarik Moody

Digital Director & Music Host
Rhythm Labs
Participates in 1 Session

Tarik Moody was born in Louisville, Kentucky. He spent most of his life in Atlanta. Tarik received a 4-year scholarship from Army ROTC to attend Howard University. He graduated in 1996 from Howard’s School Of Architecture in Washington DC. He practiced architecture in Detroit and Minneapolis.

While working in architecture in Minneapolis, he became involved in volunteering for a local community radio station called KFAI. Eventually, he hooked up with DJ Jennifer at KFAI and became co-host of the station’s long-running show, “Groove Garden.” In 2005, he hosted his own radio show called Rhythm Lab Radio on Minnesota Public Radio.

Then in 2006, he was approached by the new Milwaukee radio station 88Nine Radio Milwaukee. Tarik made the leap from architecture to the radio, and now works as the Director of Digital Strategy and Innovation and evening music host.

Now, he oversees product, audience and content development initiatives across such platforms as radiomilwaukee.org, podcasts, social media, broadcast, etc.; collaborations with internal teams and external local media partners to develop new models that support audience growth and engagement, and partnerships with other products and platforms that deliver the content and impact of Radio Milwaukee to new audiences; provide data analysis and insights to internal departments.

Tarik has received multiple awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, and Wisconsin Broadcasters Association. 

Tarik’s passion for technology led him to create 88Nine Labs in 2018. 88Nine Labs mission to make the Milwaukee tech and startup scene more inclusive for underrepresented communities through talks, hackathons and more.

Tarik also created Unlooped, a series of events to bring diverse artists together. Unlooped curated many events in Milwaukee including partnering with Alverno Presents on shows reimagining the works of Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder.

Tarik also served for 14 years in the Army Reserves. He received training as a signal officer from Fort Gordon and completed the Public Affairs Officer Qualification Course from DINFOS at Fort Meade.

Sessions in which Tarik Moody participates

Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Time Zone: PDT/(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
10:00 AM
10:00 AM