Radio One Switches from Gospel to News Station

Lanham-based Radio One (NASDAQ: ROIAK, ROIA) announced that it will reconfigure its KROI-FM/Houston (92.1 FM) radio station to a new format with the marketing moniker News 92 FM.

The 24-hour news station will replace what is currently being aired as gospel station Praise 92.1.

Doug Abernethy, Radio One Regional Vice-President said that Houston was an underserved market in the news broadcasting segment. The station will air local and national news as it happens as well as segments from ABC News Radio and Associated Press Platinum. J.P. Pritchard and Lana Hughes will anchor the morning news segment, the veteran duo have served the Houston market for over 27 years.

Radio One is the parent company of TV One cable station, the urban media specialist at one time opted to move to the Broadcast Center One project in the Shaw neighborhood adjacent to the Howard University campus in Washington, D.C. Those plans were cancelled and the company later announced a headquarters move to downtown Silver Spring to be closer to its TV One operations already located in the urban district.

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