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No Joke. Radio One Hires Former Stand up Comedian to Run Cincy Cluster

No Joke. Radio One Hires Former Stand up Comedian to Run Cincy Cluster

You don't often see a radio company hire someone to run a cluster of stations who hasn't climbed through the ranks. That's exactly what Radio One did with this hire. Douglas Spak has been in Cincinnati for the last 25 years and has 30 years of marketing and business development experience.  Radio One says "Spak has relationships with advertisers and the community that will complement the mission and the focus of our three radio stations".  Spak had his own consulting business and provided a variety of services to small and mid-sized businesses including brand and media strategy.

Spak's consulting website says "Doug is a published author, active blogger and former stand-up comedian." A search of Youtube didn't turn up any comedy videos so we're guessing the stand-up comedy was only a minor gig. Spak's site also says "I help companies and individuals create and deliver presentations that inform, inspire and motivate their audiences." Jeffrey Wilson, Regional Vice President, stated, "Doug brings decades of accomplishment, leading outstanding teams to craft innovative and effective marketing solutions for businesses all across the country.  I am thrilled to welcome his leadership and customer focus to Radio One, Cincinnati."

"Anyone who knows me knows that I have always been a believer in the power of Urban media.  So, when the opportunity came to join the Radio One family, I jumped at it.  I'm thrilled to be a part of an incredible team of professionals who are clearly passionate about their work and committed to serving the Cincinnati community.  Frankly, I can't imagine a more exciting media job than this, especially for a non-media guy," said Mr. Spak.


 
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