Radio One names new VP/GMs in Philly, DC


Radio_OneRadio One says Shawneen Thompson has been named Vice President and General Manager of its Philadelphia radio stations; and Alan Leinwand has been given the same role at its Washington, DC radio stations.

Shawneen joined Radio One in March of 2010 as Station Manager of the St. Louis radio stations. She was promoted to VP/GM on 7/20.  After successfully managing the operations in this market, she was tapped to move on to Philadelphia.

Leinwand joined the company in September of 2010 as Director of Sales for the Washington, DC stations.  His previous experience includes 16 years at CBS Radio where he held positions as GSM, VP/GM and VP/Sales. He also worked as GSM for CCME New York.

In Philly, Thompson will be in charge of:

WPHI 107.9 FM Urban

WPPZ 103.9 FM Urban gospel

WRNB 100.3 FM Urban AC

In DC, Leinwand will be in charge of:

WKYS 93.9 FM Urban

WMMJ 102.3 FM Urban AC

WOL 1450 AM News/Talk

WPRS 104.1 FM Urban gospel

WYCB 1340 AM Urban gospel

“Shawneen’s performance in St. Louis has been consistent since she joined us is 2010.  She has demonstrated that she can get the job done by growing the top and bottom lines for the company.  Her leadership and involvement in the St. Louis community have set new standards in ratings and revenue.  I know she will do great things for the company in Philadelphia,” said Chris Wegmann, President, Radio Division, to whom they will both report.

“I am very thankful that Chris, Alfred, and Ms. Hughes have shown the confidence in me to lead our terrific group of employees and heritage brands. Radio One DC has become a destination for those who want to be part of a world class organization. My colleagues throughout the DC Cluster are some of the very best at what they do. I look forward to supporting them, as well our many business partners, as we continue to deliver great entertainment on-air, on-line, on-site, and mobile — always with a keen eye on touching the communities we serve,” said Leinwand.