Radio One Consolidates Syndication One With Reach Media
December 3, 2012

Radio One announced that it will consolidate its Syndication One Urban programming line-up with Reach Media, Inc. in 2013. Reach Media will use its affiliate lineup and relationships with leading Urban stations to also launch a new network, as well as expand its dedicated sales and marketing staff to sell radio network advertising inventory along with web and event sponsorships. In making the announcement, Radio One CEO/President Alfred Liggins and Reach Media CEO David Kantor also disclosed that Radio One would increase its ownership stake in Reach Media from 53 percent to 80 percent.

The combination will consolidate several of the largest Urban formatted shows into the same company, including: Tom Joyner, Rickey Smiley, Russ Parr, Yolanda Adams, Reverend Al Sharpton, Warren Ballentine and CoCo Brother.

Liggins stated, "Radio One has a commitment to be the leader in radio and online programming with compelling entertainment and information for the African-American audience. Combining our assets under Reach Media offers an incredibly broad platform for affiliate stations and advertisers to connect with our loyal audience."

Kantor added, "In bringing together the most compelling Urban programming in radio, we've created a platform that can focus on outstanding talent for our affiliates and the delivery of an incredibly responsive consumer base. We look forward to expanding our offerings and becoming the primary radio network for advertisers to reach African- Americans."

Reach Media will also represent sponsorship and integrated marketing opportunities created by its talent including online content, events and community initiatives.

Breaking News
Alpha Media Announces Strategic Moves in the Portland Market
FCC Commences Hearing Regarding KDND/Sacramento's License
WWKX (HOT 106)/Providence Launches HOT Morning Show
October 27, 2016
SiriusXM Reports Third Quarter 2016 Results
In Brief - October 27, 2016
October 26, 2016
Beasley Media Group Names Justin Chase EVP/Programming
Beasley Media Group Appoints Buzz Knight To VP/Programming
Pandora Reports Q3 2016 Financial Results
BIA/Kelsey Forecasts Overall U.S. Local Advertising Revenues
Nielsen Reports 3rd Quarter Results
October 25, 2016
John Garabedian Leaving Open House Party
The 4th Annual CBS RADIO “We Can Survive” Concert
Brooke & Jubal Joins WSHE/Chicago For Mornings
KWEE/Portland Adds Tino Cochino To Nights
October 24, 2016
CBS Radio Names Brian McHale SVP/Information Technology
Nielsen Announces Launch of National Television Out-Of-Home Measurement Service
The Atlantic Records New York Team Celebrates Charli XCX
October 20, 2016
CBS Radio Signs Michael Martin To Multi-Year Contract Renewal
SportsRadio 94WIP/Philly Adds Joe Decamra & Jon Ritchie To Middays
October 19, 2016
Frankie C Extends Agreement With KZHT/Salt Lake City
Voncile Anderson Named Beasley Director/NTR Sales In Tampa Bay
In Brief - October 19, 2016
October 18, 2016
Rob Stringer Promoted To CEO Of Sony Music Entertainment
Music News
Final A Tribe Called Quest Album Arrives Next Month
Quick Hits: 2016 American Music Awards, AFI
Billboard Women in Music Event to Honor Shania Twain, Halsey
Quick Hits: Twenty One Pilots, Green Day, Justin Bieber, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Mariah Carey, Neil Young
Prince’s Paisley Park Approved to Open Permanently for Public Tours
Quick Hits: Jason Derulo, Alessia Cara, Hailee Steinfeld, Lady Gaga, Tove Lo
Kings of Leon Earn First #1 Album
Quick Hits: The Chainsmokers, Drake, Prince, Sting, Charlie Puth, The Decemberists, Dead or Alive
Quick Hits: Radiohead, Frank Ocean, A$AP Ferg
"Crash" Into Against Me!
Maroon 5 Closes The Top 40 and Hot AC Radio Panels Upon Impact
Jordan Fisher Will Make His Broadway Debut In Hamilton On November 22
Quick Hits: Kanye West, Eminem, Bruno Mars, Gwen Stefani
Pearl Jam, 2Pac & Depeche Mode Lead 2017 Rock Hall Nominees
Green Day Tops Billboard 200 For Their Third Time

Jon Zellner
EVP/Programming Operations

          Question Of
           The Week

FMQB Member Login

Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!