Urban One Elevates Abercrombie, Kyle And Torres To VP/Radio.
Urban One elevates Daniel Abercrombie, Kimberly Kyle and Ezio Torres, each to the position of VP/Radio.
“I am delighted to celebrate the achievements and recognize the outstanding efforts of Dan, Kim, and Ezio,” CEO David Kantor said in a release. “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.”
Abercrombie oversees the company’s Cincinnati market, which includes hip-hop/R&B “The Wiz 101.1” WIZF, adult R&B WOSL (100.3) and talk “The Buzz” WDBZ (1230). Abercrombie joined the company in 2015 as Local Sales Manager. He was upped to GSM in 2018 and Station Manager a year later.
“The importance of radio as a means of serving our local communities cannot be understated,” Abercrombie remarked. “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 Station Manager for the Columbus market, overseeing hip-hop/R&B “Power 107.5” WCKX, inspirational gospel “Joy 107.1” WJYD and adult R&B “Magic 95.5” WXMG.
“Urban One and the Columbus team are amazingly resilient. Our people just know how to get it done,” Kyle added. “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 rejoined the company in 2016 as the Director of Sales for the company’s Philadelphia market. Previously, between 2002 and 2009, Torres held the National Sales Manager role in Urban One’s Washington, D.C. market and then National Sales Manager and General Sales Manager in Philadelphia. He was promoted to General Manager in 2018 and now oversees R&B oldies “Classix 107.9” WPPZ-FM and hip-hop/R&B WRNB (100.3) Philadelphia.
“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.”