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Mayo Resigns From Radio One

President of radio leaving to pursue other opportunities

Radio station group owner Radio One announced the resignation of Barry A. Mayo, who had served as president of radio since August of 2007.

According to a release, Mayo will be pursuing other opportunities. The brief announcement didn’t give details.

Mayo has been a media consultant and was a station owner as a founder of Broadcast Partners, an 11-station group. He also spent time with Emmis Radio as a senior vice president and market manager.

Radio One CEO and President Alfred C. Liggins III commented: “Barry has been an integral member of Radio One’s executive management team for nearly five years … I understand, however, that there comes a time for change in a person’s career, and I fully respect Barry’s decision to undertake new challenges. I truly wish him well.”

Radio One owns some 50 radio stations in 15 “urban” markets. It syndicates programming such as the “Russ Parr Morning Show,” “Yolanda Adams Morning Show” and the “Reverend Al Sharpton Show.”

The Washington Business Journal reported that the company’s recent radio results have reflected loss of advertisers and format changes at some of its stations.

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