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Radio One, Inc. Hires Bob Walden as National Sales Manager Of the Richmond Cluster

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Radio One, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROIAK; ROIA) announced today, that effective August 20, 2001, it has hired Bob Walden as National Sales Manager of WKJS-FM 104.7, WJMO-FM 105.7, WCDX-FM 92.1 and WRHH-FM 99.3 in the Richmond, Virginia market. In this position, Bob Walden will manage the overall national sales efforts of the stations. He will report to Bob Rich, Director of Sales for the cluster.

Mr. Walden comes to Radio One from Clear Channel Communications where he served as National Sales Manager. Over the past twenty-two years, between Clear Channel, Edens Broadcasting and Harte Hanks he held the positions of National Sales Manager for seventeen years overseeing sales for six radio stations, General Sales for three years, Local Sales for one year and Local Sales Representative for one year. Mr. Walden also worked for Roy H. Park Broadcasting, Nationwide Communications, Jacqueline Tompkins Advertising, Richmond Newspapers and was co-owner of an ad agency, Walden and O'Connor Advertising.

Commenting on the hire, Bob Rich, the Station's Director of Sales stated, "Bobby is regarded as one of the premier National Sales Managers in the country. We're thrilled to have him join the Radio One family of stations in Richmond. He has worked with most (if not all) of the major rep firms and is known from coast-to-coast in the national arena. Most major New York buyers know him on a first name basis. In our view, his experience and knowledge of the national spot radio market is unequalled."

Radio One is the nation's seventh largest radio broadcasting company in the United States 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: Loretta Washington, Chief Executive Assistant of Radio One,