Alfred C. Liggins, III is Chairman of TV One and has been the Chief Executive Officer & President of Radio One Inc since January 1997. Radio One owns and/or operates 67 radio stations located in 22 urban markets in the United States and reaches approximately 13 Million listeners every week.
He took over day-to-day operations of Radio One in 1994, accelerating Radio One’s growth with the acquisitions of WKYS-FM Washington in 1994 and two FMstations in Atlanta in 1995 and 1997. By the time the company filed its application to go public in May 1999, Mr. Liggins had negotiated deals to acquire another 17 stations,making Radio One the largest urban broadcaster in the nation. Previously, he hadserved as General Manager for Radio One’s WOL/WMMJ stations in Washington,D.C.
Before joining the management team of Radio One, he was active in marketing in California. In 1984, he served as a Sales Executive for Light Records, a gospel recording company in Newberry Park, California and was responsible for Western regional sales, which included telemarketing and retail promotion. He holds an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.