Radio One Lures An iHeart/Austin Exec To Run Houston


After nearly a decade running iHeartMedia‘s Austin, Tex., station group, Pamela B. McKay is returning to Houston.

But, she’s not transferring to the company’s cluster in the Storm Harvey-stricken market, where she served as GSM from 1999-2006.

Rather, she’s been selected to lead the Radio One division of Urban One‘s properties in Nielsen Audio market No. 6.

Pamela B. McKay is the new VP/GM for Radio One’s three stations targeting African Americans in the Houston market: KROI-FM 92.1 “Radio NOW,” KBXX-FM 97.9 “The Box,” and KMJQ-FM “Majic 102.1.”

McKay reports directly to Radio One CEO David Kantor, who said, “Today is a good day for Radio One Houston. Our team continues to literally weather the storm, but now can do so with a first class leader who is willing to get into the trenches with them. We’re excited to have Pam join our team and look forward to the growth of the market based on her multifaceted skill set and robust experience.”

McKay added, “Houston is a resilient city of tremendous opportunity and I am thoroughly honored to be returning to Houston to join the Radio One family. I look forward to re-connecting with previous clients, colleagues and community leaders while also developing many new and exciting partnerships.  I’d like to thank Alfred Liggins and David Kantor for providing me the opportunity to represent this great team and these iconic brands to the Houston community.”