FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 27, 2018
Contact: Wendy Cyrus-Herndon
RADIO ONE DETROIT NAMES MILDRED GADDIS AS
THE NEW COMMUNITY AFFAIRS DIRECTOR AND ANNOUNCES PLAN TO LAUNCH THE NEW DETROIT PRAISE NETWORK
Detroit, MI – Effective Monday, July 30, 2018 – Mildred Gaddis, host of the iconic Mildred Gaddis Show has been named Community Affairs Director for all Radio One Detroit stations. As Community Affairs Director she will be responsible for all Community outreach on Hot 107.5, WGPR, Kiss 105.9, WDMK and the brand new Detroit Praise Network airing on 93.5, 98.3 and 99.9 FM. The new Detroit Praise Network will replace WPZR, 102.7 sold to EMF. As part of that transaction, Radio One acquired 93.5 and 98.3 from EMF and plans to marry them with our existing 99.9 to build the new Detroit Praise Network.
Ms. Gaddis, who has just commemorated 40 years in radio, is looking forward to her new role. “Mildred Gaddis has played a critical role in community matters in Detroit for many years. The company wants to tap further into the unique perspective Mildred brings to our listeners by having her lead all our Community Affairs efforts both on and off the air.” said Kathy Stinehour, Vice President and General Manager of Radio One Detroit. Radio One is making a considerable investment to upgrade the signals of the new Detroit Praise Network over the coming months.
“I am thrilled by this opportunity which will allow me to work closer with Radio One Detroit listeners in such a meaningful way. Radio One has been an integral institution in this community and we will continue to build upon that,” said Mildred Gaddis, Community Affairs Director of Radio One Detroit.
The Mildred Gaddis show is moving to Sundays 8am-10am on Kiss 105.9, WDMK effective Sunday August 12. The Detroit Praise Network on air lineup is 6am-10am Erica Campbell, 10am-3pm, Randi Myles, 3pm-7pm Willie Moore Jr., 7pm-11pm Darlene McCoy.
Praise Program Director, Randi Myles said, “I have been privileged to work both on and off the air for Praise since our inception in Detroit as the first 24/7 Inspiration station in the market. I know firsthand how passionate our listeners are and am very pleased we will continue to be able to serve this very special and unique audience.”
# About Radio One, Inc.
Radio One, Inc. (radio-one.com), together with its subsidiaries, is a diversified media company that primarily targets African-American and urban consumers. It is one of the nation’s largest radio broadcasting companies, currently owning and/or operating 55 stations in 15 urban markets in the United States. Through its controlling interest in Reach Media, Inc. (blackamericaweb.com), the Company also operates syndicated programming including the Tom Joyner Morning Show, the Russ Parr Morning Show, the Yolanda Adams Morning Show, the Rickey Smiley Morning Show, the DL Hughley Show, Bishop T.D. Jakes’ Empowering Moments, and the Reverend Al Sharpton Show. Beyond its core radio broadcasting franchise, Radio One owns Interactive One (interactiveone.com), the fastest growing and definitive digital resource for Black and Latin Americans, reaching millions each month through social content, news, information, and entertainment. Interactive One operates a number of branded sites including News One (news), The Urban Daily (men), Hello Beautiful (women), Global Grind (Millennials) and social networking websites such as BlackPlanet and MiGente. The Company also owns TV One, LLC (tvone.tv), a cable/satellite network programming serving more than 57 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain, inform and inspire a diverse audience of adult Black viewers. Additionally, One Solution combines the dynamics of the Radio One’s holdings to provide brands with an integrated and effectively engaging marketing approach that reaches 82% of Black Americans throughout the country.