Radio One Addresses Recent Radio Division Changes, Layoffs
July 31, 2015 at 6:43 AM (PT)
ALL ACCESS reported YESTERDAY (NET NEWS 7/30) that veteran personalities CAROL BLACKMON and RENE MILLER had exited RADIO ONE Urban AC WAMJ (107.5/97.5)/ATLANTA.
TODAY, the company issued an official statement, saying “CAROL BLACKMON, RENE MILLER and PM drive DWAYNE SEARCY are all seasoned on-air talents and valuable colleagues of RADIO ONE/ATLANTA. Their departure has nothing to do with their personal performance, but reflects our need to redesign our operations to work more efficiently. We are currently working through internal realignment plans to fill their dayparts. BLACKMON, MILLER and SEARCY were treated with the dignity and respect they deserve and we are grateful for their years of service.”
There have been reports of other departures at other RADIO ONE properties. ALL ACCESS has learned the extent of the recent changes in the radio division will be fully disclosed and addressed in the upcoming Quarterly Earning conference call on AUGUST 6th at 10a (ET).
Here's the link for the upcoming call: www.radio-one.com/investor-relations.
Meanwhile, we have also confirmed the exit of midday personality CECE MCGHEE from RADIO ONE Gospel WPPZ( PRAISE 103.9)/PHILADELPHIA.