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Radio One, Inc. Announces New Regional Vice Presidents of Programming Appointments

WASHINGTON, Jul 23, 2001 /PRNewswire/ -- Radio One, Inc. ("Radio One" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: ROIAK; ROIA) announced today the restructuring of the Company's Programming division. The following programmers have been named Regional Vice Presidents of Programming for specific stations:

    Kathy Brown:     WMMJ-FM, WOL-AM, Washington, DC/WKJS-FM, WJMO-FM,
                     Richmond/WWIN-FM, Baltimore

    Carl Conner:     KMJQ-FM, Houston/WDMK-FM, Detroit/WILD-AM,
                     Boston/KTXQ-FM, Dallas

    Tony Fields:     All Blue Chip Stations/WHHH-FM, WTLC-FM,
                     Indianapolis/WQOK-FM, WFXC-FM, Raleigh
                     (upon consummation of the Blue Chip acquisition which is
                     expected to occur in August, 2001)

    Darryl Huckaby:  WKYS-FM, Washington, DC/WBOT-FM, Boston/WCHH-FM,
                     Charlotte/WHTA-FM, Atlanta/WERQ-FM, Baltimore

    Lance Panton:    WZAK-FM, WENZ-FM, Cleveland/WFUN-FM, St. Louis/WAKB,
                     WAEG, WAEJ, WFXA, Augusta/WCDX-FM, WRHH-FM, Richmond

    Robert Scorpio:  KKBT-FM, Los Angeles/WDTJ-FM, Detroit/KBFB-FM,
                     Dallas/WPHI-FM, Philadelphia/KBXX-FM, Houston

    Jeff Majors and
    Jerry Smith:     WNNL-FM, Raleigh/WWIN-AM, Baltimore/WCHB-AM,
                     Detroit/WJMO-AM, Cleveland/Gospel Network
Commenting on these appointments, Alfred C. Liggins, III, Radio One's CEO and President stated, "All of these individuals are highly qualified to take on the additional responsibilities that come with these promotions. Through this regionalization, we will further enhance our industry-leading programming position by bringing all of the Company's radio stations under this tent of quality leadership."

Radio One is the nation's seventh largest radio broadcasting company and the largest primarily targeting African-American and urban listeners. Pro forma for all announced acquisitions and divestitures, the Company owns and/or operates 64 radio stations located in 22 of the largest markets in the United States.

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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SOURCE Radio One, Inc.

CONTACT:          Scott R. Royster, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial
                  Officer of Radio One, Inc., +1-301-429-2642
                  (ROIA ROIAK)