While attending the University of Iowa, Maya hosted a weekly radio show on the University student based radio station 89.7FM KRUI. As part of the KRUI production team she covered live remotes of Iowa football and basketball home games. Upon completing her undergraduate studies, Maya continued her broadcast training by taking production classes at Columbia College in digital editing and later acquired a Master’s of Science Integrated Marketing Communications from Roosevelt University. In 2010 Maya took a chance on pursuing her lifelong dream of sports talk radio and auditioned for an on air talent search hosted by a local CBS Radio affiliate 670 The Score. After going toe to toe with 700 contestants, predominately male, Maya won the contest and hosted her own two hour weekend show, the Maya Gavin Show. After leaving 670 the Score, Maya launched her own internet show based sports talk show, The Maya Gavin Show Rebooted on BlogTalkRadio.com. In June 2012, Maya joined the sports talk show ensemble The Sports Cypher (formerly Stats & Stiletto) as a host.
Faruq Basir is from Chicago, born and raised. He has worked at WVON for nearly four years as a Technical Producer.