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Sunday, November 30, 2014

It's Radio One Versus Cumulus Versus Hegwood


In a brand-new Classic Hip Hop battle that is. On the same day Radio One launched BOOM 102.9 FM in the city of Atlanta, Cumulus does the same. Radio One says its Classic Hip Hop format, which it has now launched in several markets, would feature artists such as Dr Dre, Missy Elliott, Notorious B.I.G., Jay Z, Ludacris, Snoop, and LL Cool. Cumulus will counter with Outkast, Ludacris, TLC, Jermaine Dupri, Goodie Mob, Bow Wow, Kriss Kross, and more. Cumulus is putting the station, which was Top 40, on a translator at 97.9-FM.

Radio One Vice President and General Manager Tim Davies said, ?We are thrilled to expand and diversify our music options for our listeners. Our listeners can enjoy soulful R&B, inspirational Gospel, cutting edge Hip Hop, and now Classic Hip Hop. We are full-service ? giving Atlanta an array of choices for their urban listening pleasure.?

Cumulus Atlanta Operations Manager Rob Roberts said, ?This is an exciting day for Atlanta radio. We are bringing a format that hasn?t been available and we?re thrilled to be the home of Classic Hip Hop.?

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