Radio One Announces It Regained Compliance with NASDAQ Listing Rules
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
Radio One, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROIA and ROIAK) reported that the Company had received a letter from The NASDAQ Stock Market today advising the Company that its Class D shares, traded under the symbol ROIAK, had regained compliance with NASDAQ's minimum bid price listing requirements and were in good standing on The NASDAQ Global Market.
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On September 20, 2010, Radio One had received a notice of deficiency from NASDAQ with respect to the Class D shares, notifying the Company that for the 30 consecutive business days preceding the date of the letter, the bid price of the Company's Class D shares had closed below the $1.00 per share minimum bid price required for continued listing, and that the Class D shares had 180 days to regain compliance by meeting or exceeding the minimum bid price for a period of at least 10 consecutive trading days. The letter received from NASDAQ on November 22, 2010 stated that because the Class D shares closed above the $1.00 minimum bid price for the 10 consecutive trading day period from November 8, 2010 through November 19, 2010, the Company had regained compliance and the matter was now closed.
Cautionary Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. Forward-looking statements represent management's current expectations and are based upon information available to the Company at the time of this press release. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond the Company's control, that may cause the actual results to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially are described in the Company's reports on Forms 10-K/A, 10-Q/A and 10-Q and other filings with the SEC.
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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