yanni-rideRadio One has named “Yonni Rude” O’Donoghue as the new Operations Manager of the company’s four-cluster Richmond cluster — Urban WCDX (iPower 92.1), Urban AC WKJS (Kiss 105.7), Inspirational WPZZ (Praise 104.7) and News/Talk WTPS-AM. He starts next Monday, Oct. 24 and succeeds Jeff Anderson, who was recently named OM/PD of Beasley Urban WPEG (Power 98) and Urban AC WBAV (V101.9)/Charlotte.

O’Donoghue (left) spent the past 16 years in the Charleston, SC market, most recently as PD/afternoon drive talent on Cumulus Top 40 WSSX (95SX). From 2011-2013 he was APD/interim OM across the hall for Urban WWWZ (Z93 Jamz) and Urban AC WMGL (Magic 107.3), and from 2000-2011 he was MD/afternoon talent on WWWZ under previous owner Citadel. Earlier in his career O’Donoghue was MD/afternoon dude on Beasley Urban WZFX (Foxy 99)/Fayetteville, NC. He’s also the founder of Tropix International Sounds, which produces a number of large Caribbean-themed events in the region, including the Island Vibez Reggae Block Party and the Charleston Caribbean Jerk Festival.

“We’re thrilled to have Yonni join our Radio One Richmond family,” said Marsha Landess, VP/GM of Radio One Richmond. “He has a wonderful combination of business, Urban programming and digital experience to lead our cluster and expand our listenership.”

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