Radio One Undergoes Name Change and is Now Urban One

Marking the 18th anniversary of its IPO on MAY 5th, African-American-centric Radio One, INC., is changing its name to Urban One, INC., which will continue to provide “culturally relevant integrated content” through its various brands and platforms – TV One, Radio One, Reach Media, iONE Digital and One Solution.

“More than 35 years ago, we proudly began representing Black culture by lifting our voices boldly, courageously and unapologetically,” shares CEO Alfred C. Liggins, III. “Urban One’s mission is to enhance and maintain our position as the largest distributor of urban content in the country.”

Urban One reaches 82% of African-Americans with “high-quality, relevant urban content that reflects, acknowledges and pays homage to the Black culture that has impacted every fiber of American life.”

Urban One reaches 59 million households, 22 million listeners, 40 million video streams, 20 million unique visitors and 5 million app starts.

Expansive television and digital networks, nationally syndicated programs and its community-based local radio markets comprise the newly named company’s portfolio as the country’s largest distributor of urban content.

  • TV One: The Largest African-American Owned Television Network
  • Radio One: The Largest African-American Owned Local Urban Radio Network
  • Reach Media: The Largest Syndicator of Urban Programming
  • iOne Digital: The Largest Distributor of Digital Urban Content
  • One Solution: Urban One’s Award-Winning Branded Solution Division

More information about Urban One’s extensive portfolio, including company history and milestones, is available on the company’s corporate website at

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