Troy Landrum Jr.
RadioActive Program Producer
Troy Landrum Jr. leads RadioActive’s community programming and outreach strategy, as well as co-leading intro workshop and mentor teams.
Troy Landrum Jr. is a native of Indianapolis, IN and has lived in Seattle WA, for 8 years. He developed a passion for writing during a process of self-rediscovery surrounding identity, faith, and his family’s migration stories from Jim Crow South to the Midwest--A process that is at the helm of his human experience and literature process as a Black artist. Prior to completing his Masters in Fine Arts and Poetics at the University of Washington Bothell, Troy worked for various programs and nonprofit organizations with focuses on youth development, community development and breaking the cycles of the School to Prison Pipeline. He has worked as a Bookseller at Third Place Books Seward Park for the last 2 years before joining KUOW's RadioActive team. Troy currently serves as a freelance journalist and short fiction writer for publications, such as the South Seattle Emerald.
Remembering D'Vonne Pickett Jr., a pillar of Seattle's Central District
D’Vonne Pickett Jr. and his wife Keanna are familiar faces throughout the Central District community. When the USPS closed its office in the CD, the two founded The Postman, a shipping and mailing business.