Al Payne Named OM For Radio One Detroit Cluster
July 30, 2007 at 8:19 AM (PT)
RADIO ONE SVP Programming JAY STEVENS confirmed the appointment of AL PAYNE to the position of OM/PD of their DETROIT radio cluster. PAYNE will oversee Urban AC WDMK, Urban WHTD and Black Gospel WCHB. He will work with WHTD PD SPUDD to guide the programming strategies of that station. SPUDD will remain in place.
“AL has brought vision and a passion for excellence over the past three years to our RICHMOND market, and I am pleased to afford him this opportunity for growth in a larger market,” commented STEVENS.
CAROL LAWRENCE, Market Manager for the MOTOR CITY cluster, added: “We are thrilled to have AL PAYNE join RADIO ONE/DETROIT as Operations Manager/Program Director. AL’s track record of ratings success in DALLAS and RICHMOND speaks for itself. His dedication to precision and unmitigated passion for what he does makes him a welcome addition to our DETROIT operation. I look forward to partnering with Al and seeing great things happening for the DETROIT market.”
PAYNE will officially begin his new duties MONDAY, AUGUST 13.