Radio One, Inc. Promotes Dennis Jackson to General Manager

Will Manage the Day-to-Day Operations of the Augusta Cluster



Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Radio One, Inc.

    WASHINGTON, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Radio One, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROIAK; ROIA)
 announced today that on March 12, 2001 it promoted Dennis Jackson to General
 Manager of its Augusta, Georgia stations WAKB-FM 96.9, WAEG-FM 92.3, WAEJ-FM
 100.9, WFXA-FM 103.1, and WTHB-AM 1550.  In this position, Mr. Jackson will
 manage the day-to-day operations of those stations.  Mr. Jackson will report
 to Chief Operating Officer, Mary Catherine Sneed.  Mr. Jackson replaces Bill
 Yeager as General Manager of the cluster.  Mr. Yeager retired from his
 position with Radio One on March 1, 2001.
     For the last year, Mr. Jackson served as Station Manager of Radio One's
 Greenville station WJMZ-FM.  Mr. Jackson began his career in broadcasting in
 1970 when he went to work for ABC Broadcasting's WXYZ-AM in Detroit, Michigan.
 In 1973, he became Division Manager of ABC-FM Spot Sales.  From 1974 to 1984,
 he worked for Bell Broadcasting's WJZZ-AM and WCHB-AM Radio in Detroit,
 Michigan as their General Sales Manager.  A year later, Mr. Jackson accepted a
 Local Sales Account Executive position for Cox Broadcasting's WSB-TV in
 Atlanta, Georgia.  Cox then promoted him to General Sales Manager of WSB Radio
 in Atlanta.  In 1993, he joined Midwestern Broadcasting, Inc.'s WALR/WCNN
 Radio in Atlanta to become their General Sales Manager.  Before gaining
 employment with WJMZ-FM in Greenville in 2000, he started Dennis Jackson &
 Associates, a radio consultant and sales training firm.
     Commenting on the hiring, Mary Catherine Sneed, the Company's Chief
 Operating Officer stated, "Dennis comes to us with a wealth of knowledge of
 the radio broadcasting industry.  His professional experience and my knowledge
 of his reputation and accomplishments are reasons enough to want him on my
 team.  We feel very confident with him managing and growing all of our
 stations in the Augusta market."
 
     Radio One is one of the nation's largest radio broadcasting companies and
 the largest primarily targeting African-American and urban listeners.  Pro
 forma for all announced acquisitions and divestitures, the Company owns and/or
 operates 63 radio stations located in 22 of the largest markets in the United
 States.
 
     This press release may include forward-looking statements within the
 meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the
 Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  Because these statements apply to future
 events, they are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual
 results to differ materially, including the absence of a combined operating
 history with an acquired company or radio station and the potential inability
 to integrate acquired businesses, need for additional financing, high degree
 of leverage, granting of rights to acquire certain portions of the acquired
 company's or radio station's operations, variable economic conditions and
 consumer tastes, as well as restrictions imposed by existing debt and future
 payment obligations.  Important factors that could cause actual results to
 differ materially are described in the Company's reports on Forms 10-K and 10-
 Q and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
 

SOURCE Radio One, Inc.
    WASHINGTON, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Radio One, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROIAK; ROIA)
 announced today that on March 12, 2001 it promoted Dennis Jackson to General
 Manager of its Augusta, Georgia stations WAKB-FM 96.9, WAEG-FM 92.3, WAEJ-FM
 100.9, WFXA-FM 103.1, and WTHB-AM 1550.  In this position, Mr. Jackson will
 manage the day-to-day operations of those stations.  Mr. Jackson will report
 to Chief Operating Officer, Mary Catherine Sneed.  Mr. Jackson replaces Bill
 Yeager as General Manager of the cluster.  Mr. Yeager retired from his
 position with Radio One on March 1, 2001.
     For the last year, Mr. Jackson served as Station Manager of Radio One's
 Greenville station WJMZ-FM.  Mr. Jackson began his career in broadcasting in
 1970 when he went to work for ABC Broadcasting's WXYZ-AM in Detroit, Michigan.
 In 1973, he became Division Manager of ABC-FM Spot Sales.  From 1974 to 1984,
 he worked for Bell Broadcasting's WJZZ-AM and WCHB-AM Radio in Detroit,
 Michigan as their General Sales Manager.  A year later, Mr. Jackson accepted a
 Local Sales Account Executive position for Cox Broadcasting's WSB-TV in
 Atlanta, Georgia.  Cox then promoted him to General Sales Manager of WSB Radio
 in Atlanta.  In 1993, he joined Midwestern Broadcasting, Inc.'s WALR/WCNN
 Radio in Atlanta to become their General Sales Manager.  Before gaining
 employment with WJMZ-FM in Greenville in 2000, he started Dennis Jackson &
 Associates, a radio consultant and sales training firm.
     Commenting on the hiring, Mary Catherine Sneed, the Company's Chief
 Operating Officer stated, "Dennis comes to us with a wealth of knowledge of
 the radio broadcasting industry.  His professional experience and my knowledge
 of his reputation and accomplishments are reasons enough to want him on my
 team.  We feel very confident with him managing and growing all of our
 stations in the Augusta market."
 
     Radio One is one of the nation's largest radio broadcasting companies and
 the largest primarily targeting African-American and urban listeners.  Pro
 forma for all announced acquisitions and divestitures, the Company owns and/or
 operates 63 radio stations located in 22 of the largest markets in the United
 States.
 
     This press release may include forward-looking statements within the
 meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the
 Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  Because these statements apply to future
 events, they are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual
 results to differ materially, including the absence of a combined operating
 history with an acquired company or radio station and the potential inability
 to integrate acquired businesses, need for additional financing, high degree
 of leverage, granting of rights to acquire certain portions of the acquired
 company's or radio station's operations, variable economic conditions and
 consumer tastes, as well as restrictions imposed by existing debt and future
 payment obligations.  Important factors that could cause actual results to
 differ materially are described in the Company's reports on Forms 10-K and 10-
 Q and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
 SOURCE  Radio One, Inc.