Mel has been the early-morning voice of WVAS since the station began broadcasting in 1984. He studied at Stillman, Tuskegee, and Troy Universities. Early in his career, Mel provided advance promotions for the iconic 1970s R&B band, The Commodores. He then worked as a radio announcer, sales executive, and assistant program director before coming to WVAS to help plan and launch the station. For more than 20 years, Mel has supervised all production at WVAS. In the spring of 2007, he was named program director. He is also half-time show announcer for the Alabama State University Marching Hornets.