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Radio One, Inc. Set To Cover Republican Democratic National Conventions From Black Perspective With Digital, Radio And Television Assets

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016

Radio One, Inc., the largest Black-owned and targeted multi-media company reaching over 82% of Black America will provide its digital, radio and television audiences with timely coverage of both the upcoming Republican and Democratic National Conventions in Cleveland, Ohio and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania respectively.

TV One's News One Now, the only daily television news program dedicated to Black viewers, will broadcast live each morning at 7 a.m. ET from the conventions with host and managing editor Roland S. Martin. Known for his political savvy, provocative interviews and no-nonsense approach, Martin will provide daily original reports and feature interviews with key stakeholders, including party representatives, delegates, surrogates, and celebrities, covering issues affecting the Black community. He is a veteran journalist and has been an influential figure reporting on the #BlackLivesMatter movement since its evolution and continues to keep the topic in the cultural forefront. News One Now has featured topics such as criminal justice reform, job opportunities for minorities, veteran affairs and public education--to name a few of the critical issues facing presidential nominees.

The expansive local and syndicated broadcast radio footprint of Radio One and Reach Media reaches over 25 million listeners weekly.  EZ Street, midday talent on Washington DC's WKYS 93.9 FM is a radio veteran and versatile talent who will provide daily live coverage from the convention floor, along with recaps on all of Reach Media's nationally syndicated morning shows to ensure listeners are aware of the information shared at the conventions nightly. EZ Street will also 'take it to the street' and interview delegates in addition to residents in Cleveland and Philadelphia to capture the energy of these convention cities for our listeners.

Audiences can follow Roland Martin and EZ Street's behind the scene footage and complete, un-broadcasted interviews from the Republican and Democratic National Conventions at Reaching more than 100 million visitors weekly across its digital, social and mobile footprint, is the premier news and information destination for and about Blacks in America. Daily, viewers can find news briefs and insightful commentary provided by the journalistic team of

"There couldn't be a more critical time in our country for Black media to engage in the political process," said Yashima White AziLove, Vice President, Corporate Communications, Radio One.  "More now than ever the outcry of Black people continues to reverberate throughout this country for equality, justice and reform. Our entire platform will be represented at each convention to ensure our community is informed of each presidential nominee's plan to address the issues plaguing America, especially those that impact daily Black life."

About Radio One, Inc.
Radio One, Inc. (, together with its subsidiaries, is a diversified media company that primarily targets African-American and urban consumers. It is one of the nation's largest radio broadcasting companies, currently owning and/or operating 56 stations in 16 urban markets in the United States. Through its controlling interest in Reach Media, Inc. (, the Company also operates syndicated programming including the Tom Joyner Morning Show, the Russ Parr Morning Show, the Rickey Smiley Morning Show, Get up Morning! with Erica Campbell, the DL Hughley Show, Bishop T.D. Jakes' Empowering Moments, the Ed Lover Show, the Willie Moore Jr Show, the Nightly Spirit with Darlene McCoy and the Reverend Al Sharpton Show. Beyond its core radio broadcasting franchise, Radio One owns Interactive One (, the fastest growing and definitive digital resource for Black and Latin Americans, reaching millions each month through social content, news, information, and entertainment. Interactive One operates a number of branded sites including News One (news), The Urban Daily (men), Hello Beautiful (women), Global Grind (Millennials) and social networking websites such as BlackPlanet and MiGente. The Company also owns TV One, LLC (, a cable/satellite network programming serving more than 57 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain, inform and inspire a diverse audience of adult Black viewers. Additionally, One Solution combines the dynamics of the Radio One's holdings to provide brands with an integrated and effectively engaging marketing approach that reaches 82% of Black Americans throughout the country.


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