WASHINGTON, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Radio One, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROIAK and ROIA) announced today that Eddie Harrell, Jr. has been named Vice President and General Manager of its Columbus radio stations.
Eddie Harrell, Jr. is a mission-oriented professional, whose career path includes a unique blend of skills and experience in operations management (non-profit and corporate environment) as well as leadership experience driving revenue growth, productivity, and improved bottom-line business results.
Mr. Harrell has held the position of President and CEO for the Columbus Urban League for the past five years where he successfully led the organization to positive business results after several consecutive years of six figure operating deficits.In 2000, Mr. Harrell was recognized as one of the outstanding "Forty Under Forty" community leaders in Central Ohio by Business First. He currently serves on several professional boards and community organizations in the Ohio Area. Jeffrey Wilson, Regional Vice President, stated, "Eddie is widely recognized as one of Central Ohio's most successful business strategists and community leaders. He embodies our creed that focuses on advancing the goals of our partners, and is whole-heartedly committed to our philosophy of 'Growing great people, who in turn, grow great people.' I welcome his energy, talent, and leadership to Radio One." "I am pleased to join the Radio One family at this time of tremendous opportunity. Radio One is a leader in the Columbus market, and I look forward to growing our market share and developing our awesome talent," said Eddie Harrell, Jr. Mr. Harrell will join Radio One on June 1, 2011. ABOUT RADIO ONE, INC. 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.