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Radio One, Inc. announces that Shawneen Thompson has been named Vice President and General Manager of the Philadelphia Market

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Radio One, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROIAK and ROIA) announced today that Shawneen Thompson has been named Vice President and General Manager of its Philadelphia radio stations.

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Shawneen joined Radio One in March of 2010 as Station Manager of the St. Louis radio stations. She was promoted to Vice President and General Manager on July 20, 2013.  After successfully managing the operations in this market, she was tapped to move on to the bigger market of Philadelphia. 

"Shawneen's performance in St. Louis has been consistent since she joined us is 2010.  She has demonstrated that she can get the job done by growing the top and bottom lines for the company.  Her leadership and involvement in the St. Louis community have set new standards in ratings and revenue.  I know she will do great things for the company in Philadelphia," said Chris Wegmann, President, Radio Division.

"I'm excited to continue my journey with Radio One in the Philadelphia market. I look forward to working with this phenomenal team to enhance our listener experience and build customers through idea generation. Together we will create new opportunities in the changing media landscape," said Shawneen Thompson

About Radio One, Inc.

Radio One, Inc., together with its subsidiaries (, 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 and/or operating 54 broadcast stations located in 16 urban markets in the United States. Through its controlling interest in Reach Media, Inc. (, the Company also operates syndicated programming including the Tom Joyner Morning Show, the Russ Parr Morning Show, the Yolanda Adams Morning Show, the Rickey Smiley Morning Show, The D. L. Hughley Show, Bishop T.D. Jakes' "Empowering Moments", and the Reverend Al Sharpton Show. Beyond its core radio broadcasting franchise, Radio One owns Interactive One (, an online platform serving the African-American community through social content, news, information, and entertainment. Interactive One operates a number of branded sites, including News One, UrbanDaily, HelloBeautiful and social networking websites, including BlackPlanet, MiGente, and Asian Avenue. In addition, the Company owns a controlling interest in TV One, LLC (, a cable/satellite network programming primarily to African-Americans.

SOURCE Radio One, Inc.

Christopher Wegmann, President, Radio Division, 301-429-2600