WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Radio One, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROIAK and ROIA) announced today that David Presher has been named Vice President and General Manager of its Columbus radio stations. He will officially assume his position in July.
Dave Presher brings his 20 years of senior management experience to Radio One. Mr. Presher was recently Market Manager for Riviera Broadcast Group in Las Vegas as well as President of Digital for all of Riviera Broadcast Group. He also has a diversified track record with senior management success in radio, television, professional sports and digital. He is known for attracting top level management teams in major and large markets following his personal philosophy of "The Greatest Winners in Life Are Those That Help Others to Become Winners." Over his management career he has worked for CBS Radio in Los Angeles and Dallas, Cox Sports in San Diego, Belo Television in Portland, Oregon and Allbritton Television in Washington D.C., among other positions.
Barry Mayo, President of the Radio Division, stated, "Dave Presher's wealth of experience in radio, TV and digital in such markets as Los Angeles, San Diego and Washington, D.C. is a welcome addition to our three FM stations in Columbus. We are fortunate to have enticed such an innovative and motivational manager as Dave to join the Radio One family."
"I am humbled by the opportunity to join Radio One. I am a big fan of the Company's overall strategy. The Columbus market is a great operation and Jeff Wilson, who is now the General Manager in Cleveland, as well as all the staff in Columbus, deserves a lot of credit for building a winning team. I will do my best to bring all my experience and ideas to the market and take on the challenge of moving us forward!" said Mr. Presher.
Radio One, Inc. (http://www.radio-one.com/) is a diversified media company that primarily targets African-American and urban consumers. The Company is one of the nation's largest radio broadcasting companies, currently owning 53 broadcast stations located in 16 urban markets in the United States. As a part of its core broadcasting business, Radio One operates syndicated programming including the Russ Parr Morning Show (http://www.therussparrmorningshow.com/) the Yolanda Adams Morning Show (www.syndication1.com/yolanda.htm), the Rickey Smiley Morning Show (www.syndication1.com/rickey.htm), CoCo Brother Live (www.syndication1.com/coco.htm), CoCo Brother's "Spirit" (www.syndication1.com/coco.htm) program, Bishop T.D. Jakes' "Empowering Moments" (www.syndication1.com/td.htm), the Reverend Al Sharpton Show (www.syndication1.com/al.htm), and the Warren Ballentine Show (www.syndication1.com/warren.htm). The Company also owns a controlling interest in Reach Media, Inc. (http://www.blackamericaweb.com/), owner of the Tom Joyner Morning Show and other businesses associated with Tom Joyner. Beyond its core radio broadcasting business, Radio One owns Interactive One (http://www.interactiveone.com/), an online platform serving the African-American community through social content, news, information, and entertainment, which operates a number of branded sites, including NewsOne, TheUrbanDaily, HelloBeautiful, and social networks BlackPlanet, MiGente, and AsianAvenue and an interest in TV One, LLC (http://www.tvoneonline.com/), a cable/satellite network programming primarily to African-Americans.
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