WASHINGTON, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Radio One, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROIAK and ROIA) announced today that Douglas M. Spak has been named Vice President and General Manager of its Cincinnati radio stations.
Doug Spak brings his 30 years of marketing and business development experience to Radio One. Having spent the last 25 years in Cincinnati, Doug has built relationships with advertisers and the community that will complement the mission and the focus of our three radio stations. Most recently Doug had his own consulting business and provided a variety of services to small and mid-sized businesses including brand and media strategy.
Jeffrey Wilson, Regional Vice President, stated, "Doug brings decades of accomplishment, leading outstanding teams to craft innovative and effective marketing solutions for businesses all across the country. I am thrilled to welcome his leadership and customer focus to Radio One, Cincinnati.""Anyone who knows me knows that I have always been a believer in the power of Urban media. So, when the opportunity came to join the Radio One family, I jumped at it. I'm thrilled to be a part of an incredible team of professionals who are clearly passionate about their work and committed to serving the Cincinnati community. Frankly, I can't imagine a more exciting media job than this, especially for a non-media guy," said Mr. Spak. Radio One, Inc. ( http://www.radio-one.com/) is a diversified media company that primarily targets African-American and urban consumers. The Company is one of the nation's largest radio broadcasting companies, currently owning 53 broadcast stations located in 16 urban markets in the United States. As a part of its core broadcasting business, Radio One operates syndicated programming including the Russ Parr Morning Show ( http://www.therussparrmorningshow.com/) the Yolanda Adams Morning Show ( www.syndication1.com/yolanda.htm), the Rickey Smiley Morning Show ( www.syndication1.com/rickey.htm), CoCo Brother Live ( www.syndication1.com/coco.htm), CoCo Brother's "Spirit" ( www.syndication1.com/coco.htm) program, Bishop T.D. Jakes' "Empowering Moments" ( www.syndication1.com/td.htm), the Reverend Al Sharpton Show ( www.syndication1.com/al.htm), and the Warren Ballentine Show ( www.syndication1.com/warren.htm). The Company also owns a controlling interest in Reach Media, Inc. ( http://www.blackamericaweb.com/), owner of the Tom Joyner Morning Show and other businesses associated with Tom Joyner. Beyond its core radio broadcasting business, Radio One owns Interactive One ( http://www.interactiveone.com/), an online platform serving the African-American community through social content, news, information, and entertainment, which operates a number of branded sites, including NewsOne, TheUrbanDaily, HelloBeautiful, Community Connect Inc. an online social networking company, which operates a number of branded sites, including BlackPlanet, MiGente, and AsianAvenue, and an interest in TV One, LLC ( http://www.tvoneonline.com/), a cable/satellite network programming primarily to African-Americans. SOURCE Radio One, Inc.