Derek Harper has been promoted to Operations Manager for Radio One’s Atlanta group, giving him operational oversight of all four radio stations — Urban WHTA (Hot 107.9), Urban AC WAMJ (Majic 107.5/97.5), Urban Oldies WAMJ-HD2 (Classix 102.9) and Urban Gospel WPZE (Praise 102.5).
In making the announcement of Harper’s upgrade, Tim Davies, Regional VP & GM, remarked, “Derek knows the Atlanta market better than anyone I know. He has been key to the growth of our top rated Urban AC Majic 107.5/97.5 and Praise 102.5, and now he can successfully lead the entire programming team!”
Colby Colb, VP of Programming, added, “This promotion is well earned and deserved; Derek is one of the smartest programmers I have ever worked with, and I’m excited to see him expand his role in the ATL.”
Harper, an 18-year Radio One veteran, will continue to serve as Format Captain for Radio One/REACH Media’s Inspirational formats. He succeeds “Hurricane Dave” Smith, who left the company in August.