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Radio One, Inc. Hires Zemira Jones as Vice President Of Operations

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 13, 2004--Radio One, Inc. ("Radio One" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:ROIAK and ROIA) announced today that it has hired Zemira Jones as its Vice President of Operations. He will report to Radio One's Chief Operating Officer, Mary Catherine Sneed. Mr. Jones will be based at the Company's corporate headquarters in Lanham, Maryland. Mr. Jones' broadcast experience spans 25 years in Radio and Television with 19 years in general management or general sales management. He is formerly the President and General Manager of ABC Radio's radio stations in Chicago and has worked in multiple formats in radio including Urban Contemporary, Urban Adult Contemporary, Urban Oldies and Jazz. He was also named as one of the "Top 25 Most Successful African-Americans in Radio" by Radio Ink Magazine.

Commenting on the hiring, Ms. Sneed stated, "We are thrilled to have Zemira join Radio One. His experience and knowledge are exactly what we need to strengthen our management bench and allow us to be better positioned for future growth opportunities."

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 68 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.

    CONTACT: Radio One, Inc.
             Steven Golsch, 301-429-4621

    SOURCE: Radio One, Inc.