Yolanda Adams, Ricky Smiley First of New Talent Added To Radio One Lineup

Syndication One announced plans to expand its programming beginning with two feature weekday morning shows which include Rickey Smiley and Yolanda Adams. Syndication One, a joint relationship between Radio One, Inc. and REACH Media Inc., has made programming changes in an effort to extend its lineup to include established talent that complement music based programming, as well as FM radio stations. “The Al Sharpton Show, Keeping It Real,” which has proven to be a popular draw on weekdays addressing news and talk issues, will continue with Syndication One. Current radio shows, “The 2 Live Stews” and “The Warren Ballentine Show,” will end their run with Syndication One in December. “We’re excited to be bringing additional creative and entertaining programming to the urban radio market place,” stated Alfred Liggins, President and CEO of Radio One. “Rickey Smiley and Yolanda Adams are proven talent that can be a morning show cornerstone for key stations.” Grammy award winning gospel artist Yolanda Adams has developed an inviting morning show with a mix of praise and inspiration launched on Houston’s KROI Praise 92.1 FM. “The Yolanda Adams Show” is syndicated to twelve markets, including Praise 97.5 WPZE-FM in Atlanta, 94.1 WXEZ-FM in Norfolk and Praise 103.9 WPPZ-FM in Philadelphia. Popular comedian Rickey Smiley, who has already established rating success on Dallas’s KBFB 97.9 The Beat, a Radio One, Inc. station, has generated a number of inquiries that have prompted syndication opportunities. “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” has already been added on WHHL-FM in St. Louis and WFXA-FM in Augusta.

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