Radio One, Inc. Hires Keely L. Collins as Director of Sales for Its Atlanta Cluster
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 2, 2004--Radio One, Inc. ("Radio One" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:ROIAK and ROIA) announced today that it has hired Keely L. Collins as Director of Sales for its Atlanta, Georgia cluster of radio stations (WHTA-FM 107.9, WJZZ-FM 107.5, WPZE-FM 97.5 and WAMJ-FM 102.5). In this newly created position, Ms. Collins will oversee the sales efforts of all the stations. She will report to Wayne Brown, Vice President and General Manager of the Atlanta radio stations.
Ms. Collins is formerly the General Sales Manager of Infinity Radio's WVEE/FM and WAOK-AM in Atlanta. Ms. Collins' local radio sales experience in the Atlanta market spans 19 years. Her Sales career started in 1985 at Cook Inlet Broadcasting's WZGC-FM as an Account Executive. In 1992, Ms. Collins moved to WVEE-FM and WAOK-AM, (then owned by Summit and now by Infinity) as an Account Executive and after a couple of promotions, she became the General Sales Manager of the stations. Over the years, Ms. Collins consistently guided the station's sales efforts in achieving revenue goals and outpacing the market place.
Commenting on the hiring, Mary Catherine Sneed, the Company's Chief Operating Officer stated, "Keely has a wealth of knowledge about the Atlanta market because she's been there all of her professional career and she is considered to be one of the best at what she does. Keeley and I worked together ten years ago. I always hoped to work with her again and it has finally happened."
"I'm very excited about taking on the position of Director of Sales for Radio One in Atlanta. It's a tremendous opportunity. Radio One is a dynamic company that has quickly grown over the past five years to become a major force in Atlanta. I want to be part of a progressive company that's committed to radio as a medium both short-term and long-term. The continued growth potential for Radio One in Atlanta is tremendous. I look forward to becoming part of the team," stated Keely Collins.
Radio One, Inc. (www.radio-one.com) is the nation's seventh largest radio broadcasting company (based on 2003 net broadcast revenue) and the largest company that primarily targets African-American and urban listeners. Pro forma for all announced acquisitions, Radio One owns and/or operates 69 radio stations located in 22 urban markets in the United States and reaches approximately 13 million listeners every week. Radio One also programs "XM 169 The POWER" on XM Satellite Radio and owns approximately 40% of TV One, LLC, an African-American targeted cable channel, which is a joint venture with Comcast Corporation.
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