Radio One, Inc. Announces that Christopher Wegmann has been Named Vice President/General Manager and Alan Leinwand has been Named Director of Sales for the Washington, DC Market
WASHINGTON, Sept 27, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Radio One, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROIAK; ROIA) announced that Christopher Wegmann has been named Vice President/General Manager and Alan Leinwand has been named Director of Sales for Radio One's five-station cluster in Washington, DC.
Mr. Wegmann, a broadcasting veteran of 30+ years, joined Radio One in March 2009 as Vice President/General Manager of St. Louis and Regional Vice President over Dallas. He continues to hold these positions.
"I am excited to have Chris assume the position of General Manager of our five-station cluster in DC," said Barry Mayo, President, Radio Division. "His ability to increase revenue and market share is amply evident in the results that our St. Louis and Dallas markets have posted in 2009 and 2010, and I anticipate the same outcome in DC."
"I am fortunate that after only a short time with Radio One I have been given the opportunity to oversee the Company's heritage market," said Mr. Wegmann. "I look forward to working with the dedicated staff of the DC market to achieve our collective goals of increased ratings, revenue and market share."
Mr. Leinwand will be responsible for advertising sales, including the digital brands, for Majic 102.3 (WMMJ-FM), Kiss 93.9 (WKYS-FM), Praise 104.1 (WPRS-FM), WYCB(AM) and WOL(AM). He was most recently General Sales Manager in New York City for Clear Channel-owned Z100 and Power105, and will be returning to DC where he had an extensive track record of success in management and sales with CBS Radio.
During Mr. Leinwand's 12-year tenure with WJFK-FM in DC he led the station to the top billing position in the market during four consecutive years. Prior to joining WJFK he worked for WMAL(AM) in DC where he spent almost seven years as General Sales Manager, Local Sales Manager and a Senior Account Executive. He started his career at WTOP(AM) in Washington in the early 1980's.
Chris Wegmann commented, "Alan's strong track record and history of success in Washington along with his knowledge and passion for the DC market made him the clear choice for the DOS position to lead this Radio One cluster."
Alan Leinwand stated that, "I am thrilled to be joining Radio One and excited about returning to the DC radio market where I spent over 20 years. The Radio One DC cluster is loaded with heritage brands that consistently deliver, and I feel fortunate to have been afforded this wonderful opportunity. I can't wait to start working with our team as well as with our advertising partners on building great programs together... all while helping Radio One develop the best sales effort in DC radio."
ABOUT RADIO ONE, INC.
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, the Yolanda Adams Morning Show, the Rickey Smiley Morning Show, CoCo Brother Live, CoCo Brother's "Spirit" program, Bishop T.D. Jakes' "Empowering Moments", the Reverend Al Sharpton Show, and the Warren Ballentine Show. 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 News One, UrbanDaily, HelloBeautiful, Community Connect Inc. (http://www.communityconnect.com/), an online social networking company, which operates a number of branded websites, including BlackPlanet, MiGente, and Asian Avenue and an interest in TV One, LLC (http://www.tvoneonline.com/), a cable/satellite network programming primarily to African-Americans.
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