Urban One has become the second major broadcast group to mandate that all employees (with certain specific exceptions) be fully vaccinated — and show proof — by October 1.

A staff memo fromĀ Karen Wishart, Urban One’s EVP & Chief Administrative Officer, reads, in part, “Urban One is committed to the safety and well-being of all our employees, their families, and the communities we serve. We did not make this decision lightly, but we felt we had to act given the rapid spread of the Delta variant and scientific evidence that COVID-19 vaccinations help protect against serious illness. As we implement our mandatory vaccination policy, we will follow the law, and where possible, we will make reasonable accommodations for those with medical conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs.” Cumulus Media issued a similar vaccine mandate last week.

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