Radio One, Inc. Installs New Personalities at Its Dayton, Ohio Station WDHT-FM - 'The New Hot 102.9'
Formerly WING-FM, the Station's Call Letters Changed on October 22, 2001Radio One, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROIAK; ROIA) announced today, that effective November 1, 2001 it has hired J.J. Jennings for its Midday air-shift (10am-3pm), Marcel Thornton for its Afternoon air-shift (3pm-7pm) and will move Yvette "The Diva" Williams from Midday to Evenings at WDHT-FM "The New Hot 102.9" in the Dayton, Ohio market. They will report to the station's Operations Manager, J.D. Kunes.
Ms. Jennings comes from WBLS-FM in New York where she held the Evening air-shift. Ms. Jennings started her on-air career in August '95 at rock station WKET-FM in Kettering, Ohio. From there she has done various stints throughout the Ohio Valley and also with WCLK-FM in Atlanta, Georgia and WKKV- FM in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Mr. Thornton leaves WTLZ-FM in Saginaw, Michigan as the Promotions Director and Afternoon Personality. Marcel has worked throughout the Louisiana and South Carolina markets as the Morning and/or Afternoon Personality. He started his radio career in April '91 with WHDT's sister station, WERQ-FM in Baltimore, Maryland.
Commenting on the hirings, J.D. Kunes, Operations Manager, stated "We are very excited to have both J.J. and Marcel in our line-up for the New Hot 102.9. I think they both are exemplary talents, and combined with our remaining shows, will help us create a fresh and exciting climate and sound for our community here in Dayton."
Radio One is the nation's seventh largest radio broadcasting company (based on 2000 pro forma revenue) in the United States and the largest primarily targeting African-American and Urban listeners. Pro forma for all announced acquisitions and operating agreements, the Company owns and/or operates 65 radio stations located in 22 of the largest markets in the United States and programs five channels on the XM Satellite Radio System.
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.
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