January 31, 2022

Colby "Colb" Tyner Promoted to Senior Vice President of Programming at Radio One and Reach Media

David Kantor, CEO of Urban One’s Radio One and Reach Media Divisions, announced this week the promotion of Colby Tyner to Senior Vice President, Programming Radio One and Reach Media.

From his early days working as an intern and assistant program director in Philadelphia at WUSL and as a music director at Power 105 (WWPR) in New York City, to his second tour in Philadelphia, followed by his days in radio in Cleveland, Colby “Colb” Tyner is an industry veteran who has held various positions at Radio One over the last 20 years. In his previous role as Vice President of Programming at Radio One, Tyner increased ratings within several brands, procured major talent for NTR events and TV One programs, and launched nationally syndicated radio shows like The Morning Hustle and Get Up Mornings with Erica Campbell. Additionally, Tyner has provided leadership for significant, myriad revenue-generating programming and promotional initiatives and has executive produced Reach Media’s podcast series, The Undressing Room, in partnership with Macy’s.


“I am pleased to formally announce the well-deserved promotion of Colby Tyner.” said David Kantor, CEO of Radio One and Reach Media. “Colby has been instrumental in the ratings success of both our Network and local programs. His leadership has led us to execute format leading quality content that entertains, educates and engages our listeners.”

Upon reflection of his tenure in radio and his most recent appointment to SVP Programming, Tyner stated, “It can be hard to find your way in the media industry. I’m very appreciative of Radio One, who gave me my first program director position, and I’m also thankful for the continued opportunity to grow in this business. I’d like to especially thank Ms. Hughes, Alfred Liggins, and David Kantor for their constant support and for allowing me to lead this amazing group of programmers and talent.”

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