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Radio One, Inc. Announces That Shawneen C. Thompson Has Been Named Station Manager of St. Louis

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Radio One, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROIAK and ROIA) announced today that Shawneen C. Thompson has been named Station Manager of its St. Louis radio stations.

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Ms. Thompson comes to Radio One with over 18 years of experience in radio, digital and online brand management and marketing. Prior to joining Radio One, she was Local Sales Manager/General Sales Manager at CBS Radio - WVEE-FM and WAOK-AM in Atlanta. Her career includes sales management positions at Cox Radio in Atlanta, and Blue Chip Broadcasting/Radio One in Columbus.

"Shawneen brings a winning track record to our St. Louis cluster from CBS' V103 in Atlanta. She has proven herself to be a true professional with a positive attitude that gets it done," said Chris Wegmann, Regional Vice President.

"I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to oversee Radio One St. Louis. I look forward to growing our relationships in the communities we serve and educating business leaders in the value of urban radio," said Ms. Thompson.

Radio One, Inc. ( 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. (, 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 (, 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. (, 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 (, a cable/satellite network programming primarily to African-Americans.

SOURCE Radio One, Inc.