A trio of Urban One radio division leaders have each been promoted to the roles of VP/Radio at the company superserving African American consumers across the U.S.
Taking those titles for the Cincinnati; Columbus, Ohio; and Philadelphia markets, respectively, are Daniel Abercrombie, Kimberly Kyle and Ezio Torres.
Abercrombie will gain full oversight of WDBZ-AM, WIZF-FM & WOSL-FM, and marks his ascension to the lead role at the three stations in Cincinnati after starting in 2015 as an LSM for Urban One in the market. He was promoted to GSM in 2018 and in 2019 gained the role of Station Manager.
Speaking of his new role, Abercrombie said, “The importance of radio as a means of serving our local communities cannot be understated. I am humbled for the recognition but truly proud of our entire Cincinnati team with how they persevered in 2020 and excited to continue the journey with them. But also, it is an honor just to be surrounded by great people every day as a whole at Urban One, and I am just very thankful.”
Kyle held the role of Local Sales Manager with Radio One for 14 years. After serving two years as the Director of Sales at North American Broadcasting, Kyle returned to Urban One in 2017 as the Columbus market station manager.
She’ll oversee WCKX-FM, WJYD-FM and WXMG-FM.
“Urban One and the Columbus team are amazingly resilient. Our people just know how to get it done!” she said. “It’s an honor and a privilege to be surrounded by some of the greatest minds in the business and to represent this audience every day!”
Torres returned to Urban One in 2016 as the Philadelphia cluster’s Director of Sales. He’ll now have top duties for WPHI-FM, WPPZ-FM and WRNB-FM. His experience includes a stint from 2002-2009 as NSM for Urban One’s Washington, D.C., flagship station group.
In Philadelphia, he has been National Sales Manager and General Sales Manager and was promoted to General Manager in 2018. “I am excited and thrilled to be recognized by the company!,” Torres said. “I am also humbled because the acknowledgment should go to every member of the Philadelphia market team – one of the best teams with which I have had the pleasure to be associated.”
Urban One Radio Division CEO David Kantor added, “I am delighted to celebrate the achievements and recognize the outstanding efforts of Dan, Kim, and Ezio. They earned the promotion to Vice President with their strong management capabilities, especially in 2020. Not only have they continued to improve their operations, but each made their 2020 budget in what can only be described as an unprecedented year. Under their leadership, each market beat their Miller Kaplan Metrics in Local, National, Total Spot, Digital, and Total Revenues.”