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Radio One, Inc. Hires Kirk Kopic as Senior Director of Sales for 100.3 the Beat

LOS ANGELES, Jan 28, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Radio One, Inc. ("Radio One" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:ROIAK and ROIA) announced today that it has hired Kirk Kopic for its Los Angeles, California radio station KKBT-FM 100.3 The Beat. Mr. Kopic replaces Ron Turner and will oversee the sales efforts of the stations. He will report to Sue Freund, General Manager of the radio station.

Mr. Kopic is the former Senior Director of Sales for Infinity Broadcasting in Los Angeles. Prior to joining Infinity, Mr. Kopic was Vice President of Advertising Sales, for DIRECTV for almost three years and a member of the senior management team preparing that company for sale. Mr. Kopic also worked for Viacom Broadcasting in sales management for both its radio and television divisions. He once owned a hybrid broadcasting company and he also worked for Metromedia Television as Vice President of Sales of both the rep firm and Channel 11 in Los Angeles. Mr. Kopic is a member of the Los Angeles Ad Club and was recently honored with the AIEF John Frye Humanitarian Award.

Commenting on the hiring, Sue Freund, the Station's General Manager stated, "Kirk's Radio and TV experience, coupled with his amazing relationships, will certainly help our LA efforts for 100.3 The Beat and Radio One."

Radio One, Inc. ( is the nation's seventh largest radio broadcasting company (based on 2003 net broadcast revenue) and the largest company that primarily targets African-American and urban listeners. Pro forma for all announced acquisitions, Radio One owns and/or operates 69 radio stations located in 22 urban markets in the United States and reaches approximately 13 million listeners every week. Radio One also programs "XM 169 The POWER" on XM Satellite Radio and owns approximately 40% of TV One, LLC, an African-American targeted cable channel, which is a joint venture with Comcast Corporation.

SOURCE: Radio One, Inc.

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