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Radio One, Inc. Promotes Howard Mazer to General Manager Of its Baltimore Cluster

RICHMOND, Va., Dec 3, 2001 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

Will Manage the Day-to-Day Operations of WWIN-AM, WWIN-FM, WERQ-FM and WOLB-AM in Baltimore, Maryland

Radio One, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROIAK; ROIA) announced today, that effective immediately, it has promoted Howard Mazer to General Manager of WWIN-AM 1400, WWIN-FM 95.9, WERQ- FM 92.3 and WOLB-AM 1010 in the Baltimore, Maryland market. In this position, Mr. Mazer will manage the day-to-day operations of the stations. He succeeds Pam Somers, Radio One's Regional Vice President for the Baltimore, Washington, and Richmond markets. Ms. Somers relinquished the General Manager position in order to focus solely on her duties as Regional Vice President. Mr. Mazer will report to Ms. Somers.

For the past year and a half, Mr. Mazer served as Station Manager of the Radio One Baltimore cluster. He came to Radio One nine years ago as General Sales Manager, and in 1997, he was promoted to Director of Sales for the cluster. Mr. Mazer has been in the broadcasting industry and the Baltimore market for over twenty years. During that period, he also held the positions of General Sales Manager, Local Sales Manager, and Account Executive with Scripps Howard Broadcasting Inc.

Commenting on the promotion, Pam Somers, Vice President and Regional Manager stated, "As Station Manager, Howard has excelled at running the day to day operations while continuing to set the pace for successfully securing major revenue share. I look forward to Baltimore's continued success under his strong leadership and guidance."

Radio One is the nation's seventh largest radio broadcasting company (based on 2000 pro forma revenue) and the largest primarily targeting African- American and urban listeners. Pro forma for all announced acquisitions and operating agreements, the Company owns and/or operates 65 radio stations located in 22 of the largest markets in the United States and programs five channels on the XM Satellite Radio System.

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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CONTACT:          Loretta Battle Washington, Chief Executive Assistant of Radio
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