Radio One Appoints New General Manager to Washington DC Market Cluster
Radio One announces a new General Manager of the Washington DC market cluster by expanding the responsibilities of radio veteran Jeff Wilson, Senior Regional Vice President.
Jeff has an over 35 year career in radio, television, live entertainment and pro sports. Having held a plethora of roles from On-air Personality to Controller, Sales Manager and General Manager, Jeff joined Radio One in 2003 as Vice President, General Manager in Columbus. Consistently setting new rating and revenue records, Jeff’s passion for urban media was evident and earned him a promotion in 2010 to Regional Vice President with oversight of Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Detroit, St. Louis, and Charlotte. Now, his leadership role at Radio One has expanded once again to Senior Regional Vice President and includes the management of the historic Washington DC market.Radio One Appoints New General Manager to Washington DC Market Cluster
“I have an enormous passion for Radio One, and its bright future. It’s a true honor to move my energy and my home to the birthplace of this great company, our nation’s Capital”, said Jeff.
Washington DC is in fact the birthplace of Radio One, Inc. Founder and Chairperson, Cathy Hughes took to the airwaves as the first African-American woman to own a radio station on Black talk WOL-AM almost 35 years ago. The market cluster subsequently added WMMJ-FM Majic, urban AC, WKYS-FM, mainstream/urban, WPRS-FM-Praise, and WYCB-AM, both inspiration stations.
“Jeff has been a high-value employee of Radio One for years,” said, Chris Wegmann, President, Radio Division. “I have every confidence that he will provide the inspiration, strategy and leadership necessary to catapult the DC market.”
More than a stellar radio executive, Jeff is an inspirational leader and community activist that is committed to the issues impacting human kind in general and urban America more specifically. Jeff was awarded the 2010 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Award by the Ohio State
University, the 2010 Otterbein College Alumni Association Community Service Award, and the 2011 Citizen of the Year Award from the United States Marshal Service of Northern Ohio.
Jeff is on the Board of Directors for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation. In addition, he has been an elected trustee for the King Arts Complex of Columbus, and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s After School All Stars. Jeff is also a spokesperson for the American Heart and Stroke Associations. He has done missionary work with Mother Teresa’s “Missionaries of Charity” in Mexico, and the Glide charities of San Francisco.