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Radio One, Inc. Promotes Randy James To Program Director of Minneapolis' KTTB-FM

MINNEAPOLIS, Sep 17, 2001 /PRNewswire/ --

Current Director of Programming & Operations of Radio One's WGTZ-FM, WING-FM, WKSW-FM, and WING-AM in Dayton

Radio One, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROIAK; ROIA) announced today, that effective September 1, 2001, it has promoted Randy James to Program Director of, KTTB-FM 96.3 in the Minneapolis, Minnesota market. Mr. James was the Director of Programming & Operations of WGTZ-FM, WING-FM, WKSW-FM, and WING-AM in Dayton, Ohio. In his new position, Mr. James will direct the overall programming of the station. He will report to Steve Woodbury, General Manager of the Minneapolis stations.

Mr. James was Director of Programming & Operations of WGTZ-FM, WING-FM, WKSW-FM, and WING-AM in Dayton for a year. Mr. James began his career in programming as an Operations Manager with ARS' WMMX-FM in Dayton, Ohio in 1992. He moved to Washington, DC in '94 to work for Disney/ABC's WRQX-FM as Operations Managers. During his three-year tenure, the station consistently ranked in the top three Persons 25-49. In '97, Mr. James returned to Ohio as the Program Director of Jacor's WMVX-FM in Cleveland. He took that "sign on" station from zero to number one in most Adult, Male and Female demos within the first year! For the next two years, he served as Director of Programming for Clear Channel Communication's KHMX-FM in the Houston/Galveston market and KEGL-FM and KDMX-FM in the Dallas/Ft. Worth market. Within three rating books, KHMX-FM went from number seven to number one. Also, under his guidance, KEGL-FM and KDMX-FM went to number one with Men and number two with Women, respectively. Mr. James held the position of Director of Mix Programming for several of Clear Channel/Jacor's markets from 1998 to 2000.

Commenting on the promotion, Steve Woodbury, the Station's General Manager stated, "We are lucky to have Randy on our team. He has demonstrated the work ethics and commitment it takes to win in this competitive business. I think he has the ability to help us do great things with our programming efforts here in Minneapolis."

Radio One is the nation's seventh largest radio broadcasting company (based on 2000 pro forma revenue) in the United States 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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SOURCE Radio One, Inc.

CONTACT:          Loretta Washington, Chief Executive Assistant, of Radio One,
                  Inc., +1-301-429-2644
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