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Radio One Agrees to Acquire KRTS-FM; 100kW Station Located in the Houston, TX Market

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 24, 2004--Radio One, Inc. ("Radio One" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:ROIAK and ROIA) announced today that it has agreed to acquire the assets of radio station KRTS-FM, located in the Houston, Texas market for approximately $72.5 million in cash. Following the completion of this acquisition, likely during the third quarter of 2004, the Company expects to change the call sign and format of the station. The Company will announce the specifics of these changes at a later date.

Commenting on this acquisition, Radio One president and Chief Executive Officer Alfred C. Liggins, III stated, "This acquisition is a huge win for Radio One. This station represents one of the last high-powered, independently owned radio stations in the Houston market. We are very excited to be able to enhance our competitive position in one of our, and the radio industry's, largest and best markets."

Radio One, Inc. ( 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 68 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.

This press release includes 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, seasonal nature of the business, granting of rights to acquire certain portions of the acquired company's or radio station's operations, market ratings, 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 Radio One's reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    CONTACT: Radio One, Inc.
             Scott R. Royster, 301-429-2642

    SOURCE: Radio One, Inc.