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Radio One, Inc. Reports Positive Second Quarter Results

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, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROIAK and ROIA) today reported its results for the quarter ended June 30, 2010. Net revenue was approximately $75.2 million, an increase of 7.6% from the same period in 2009. Station operating income(1) was approximately $28.4 million, a decrease of 5.0% from the same period in 2009. The Company reported operating income of approximately $13.8 million compared to operating income of approximately $18.8 million for the same period in 2009. Net income was approximately $2.0 million or $0.04 per share, compared to net income of approximately $7.2 million or $0.12 per share for the same period in 2009.

Alfred C. Liggins, III, Radio One’s CEO and President stated, “the recovery in radio revenues continued in the second quarter, led by national business, which was up 17.5%. Our overall radio revenue growth of 8.4% was in line with expectations, however as I previously indicated we had upward pressure on the cost base, driven by a combination of contractual increases, such as in PPM fees, severance costs and non-cash compensation expenses. Reach Media made excellent progress with its in-house sales effort during the second quarter, although revenues and EBITDA were both adversely impacted by the lack of guaranteed revenues. Our internet business is growing strongly, with revenues up 48% from the second quarter of 2009, and we continue to believe that our on-line platform will be a major source of revenue and EBITDA growth for the future.

The volatility in the credit markets has made our refinancing much more complex than we could have anticipated when we started the process. While we have triggered certain defaults under the terms of our credit facility, our business remains viable and we are actively engaged in constructive dialogue with our lenders and bondholders. We are confident that we will be able to solve both for the defaults under the credit facility and for our upcoming debt maturities in a manner that permits the Company to maintain both strategic optionality and operational flexibility.”