Today, David Kantor, CEO of Radio One and Reach Media, announced the appointment of Josh Rahmani to Senior Vice President, National and Network Sales.
Rahmani has been with Radio One since 2005. In his newly expanded role, Rahmani will provide leadership for National sales, partnerships and sponsorships through multiple channels related to Radio One’s 59 Radio Stations in 15 markets, Reach Media’s Syndicated and Network programs totaling 500 affiliations, digital/social media, 100 annual live events and audio platforms. The appointment is effective immediately.
In his new role, Rahmani will continue to collaborate with managers across all markets, departments, and levels at Radio One and Reach Media to ensure continuity of all national and corporate partnerships, initiatives, and campaigns for multiple platforms. His focus will extend into growing the national and corporate sales team to include additional sales leaders, a national partnerships group, sales marketers, and revenue management positions while continuing to lead the sales teams in bringing innovative cross-platform integrated revenue generating initiatives to the company’s growing audio landscape.
In making the appointment, Radio One and Reach Media CEO, David Kantor stated, “Josh has led our national radio team for several years. He was instrumental in developing and implementing our corporate sales and partnership effort. Based on this success it made great sense to put our network team under his direction. All our national sales efforts are now under his direction. Josh’s commitment and passion for what we do at Radio One has been exhibited over the years, consistently delivering leadership throughout the company and maintaining great relationships with our partners in advertising and sponsorship.”
In reflecting on his new responsibilities, Rahmani stated; “During this exciting time of growth and change in our audio industry, I am honored to continue working with our incredible team of sales professionals to bring our national multi-platform scale of audio, digital, social, and live event properties to our valued advertisers. We have more to offer to their brands than ever so that they can connect with the cultural influence of Radio One, Reach Media and our highly loyal and engaged African-American consumers. I am grateful to Cathy Hughes, Alfred Liggins, and David Kantor for their continued support and for providing me with the opportunity to continue to grow Urban One’s national radio platform.”
Josh Rahmani has advanced in his career at Radio One beginning as a Corporate Sales Assistant in Washington, DC, moving through Account Executive, Director of Sales, and then relocating to New York to help continue growing Radio One’s Corporate Sales team. In 2013, with Radio One and Reach Media forming a partnership and merging sales forces, Rahmani continued as a vital contributor as Director, Ad Sales-NY for Reach Media. Rahmani was promoted in 2016 to Vice President, National Sales for Radio One responsible for managing all national and corporate sales for the local market radio group. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, and resides in New York City.