Radio One To Launch Morning 'News One Now' Show With Roland Martin
July 10, 2013 at 3:55 AM (PT)
RADIO ONE is launching a three-hour syndicated radio news show for mornings hosted by former CNN commentator ROLAND MARTIN in SEPTEMBER. THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER reports that the third hour of "NEWS ONE NOW" will also be simulcast on RADIO ONE's cable TV network TV ONE as well.
MARTIN, whose NU VISION MEDIA is producing the show with RADIO ONE, will be based in WASHINGTON and will offer online components and SKYPE interviews with RADIO ONE hosts.
“We are delighted to announce the launch of NEWS ONE NOW, which continues RADIO ONE and TV ONE’s pledge to serving our audience with compelling, quality coverage of current news events, issues and trends affecting the Black community,” said RADIO ONE President and CEO and TV ONE Chairman ALFRED LIGGINS.
“African Americans are some of the most highly engaged cable news consumers, and it’s vital that we meet that thirst with a daily morning show that speaks to our issues, our concerns, from our perspective,” said MARTIN. “NEWS ONE NOW will launch as the pre-eminent destination for the pulse of Black AMERICA.”