Radio One, Inc. Officially Launches Name Change To "Urban One"
New Name Reflects Long-Standing Role as the Only Integrated Multimedia Company Representing Black Culture
Commemorating the 18th anniversary of its IPO on May 5, the only integrated, multimedia company focused on Black culture, Radio One, Inc., is changing its name to Urban One, Inc. Reflecting its longstanding, rich history as the most trusted source to inform, entertain and inspire the African-American community, Urban One will continue to provide culturally relevant integrated content through its iconic brands and platforms – TV One, Radio One, Reach Media, iOne Digital and One Solution.
"More than 35 years ago, we proudly began representing Black culture by lifting our voices boldly, courageously and unapologetically," said CEO Alfred C. Liggins III. "Urban One's mission is to enhance and maintain our position as the largest distributor of urban content in the country."
Expansive television and digital networks, nationally syndicated programs and its community-based local radio markets comprise Urban One's portfolio as the country's largest distributor of urban content:
- TV One: The Largest African-American Owned Television Network
- Radio One: The Largest African-American Owned Local Urban Radio Network
- Reach Media: The Largest Syndicator of Urban Programming
- iOne Digital: The Largest Distributor of Digital Urban Content
- One Solution: Urban One's Award-Winning Branded Solution Division
Dedicated to diversifying its overall business portfolio away from dependence on advertising revenues, Urban One will continue to establish mutually beneficial partnerships like the One VIP card from American Express Serve© and its investment as a Principal Entity of MGM National Harbor, LLC.
Urban One is also committed to connecting with Black America, urban enthusiast and lovers of Black culture one person at a time and does so through its annual live and public affairs events reaching over 1 million people a year. In addition, the company offers actionable insights to help the community make informed decisions with consumer insights and research studies.
More information about Urban One's extensive portfolio, including company history and milestones, is available on the company's corporate website at www.urban1.com.
The "Radio One" name will live on through the radio stations owned by the company along with Reach Media, which is the syndication division of Urban One, Inc.
Radio One recently announced the addition of WWXT 92.7 FM to the Washington DC cluster. On May 1st, 92.7 began simulcasting WMMJ MAJIC 102.3 FM, further expanding the Real Sound of the DMV brand of the heritage Urban AC station. Listeners of the DMV will continue to hear their favorite personalities on both 102.3 and 92.7.