Radio One Philadelphia Announces New Operations Manager


karen-vaughnKaren Vaughn receives a promotion and reports to Radio One Philadelphia on September 19th as the Operations Manager of the three station cluster in the fourth largest media market in the country.

Having proved herself as a captivating talent with the number-one rated afternoon radio show on Indianapolis’ heritage radio station WTLC-FM, and as a seasoned Program Director for WTLC-FM, WTLC-AM, WHHH-FM and Boom, Karen is poised for her next challenge to lead Radio One Philadelphia’s WRNB-FM Old School, WPPZ-FM PRAISE and WPHI-FM BOOM stations.

Shawneen Thompson, Vice President, General Manager of Radio One Philadelphia says, “I’m excited to promote Karen and welcome her to Philadelphia. She went to Temple University, so she’s no stranger to our great city. I have every confidence the combination of her on-air, programming and leadership experience across a diverse mix of formats has prepared her for this role.”

Karen’s broadcast career spans across the country and has been well recognized. Prior to Radio One Indianapolis, she worked at WZAK-FM in Cleveland and Hot 105 in Miami. She has been honored as Assistant Program Director and Music Director of the Year from Billboard Magazine, Radio and Records Magazine and Gavin Magazine. Her Radio show has also been nominated for Urban Radio Personality/Show of the year, named on R&R Magazine’s “Women on the Rise” Top Ten list. Most recently Karen has been inducted in the Broadcaster’s Hall of Fame.

“Karen has done an exceptional job with our Indy cluster. She is a leader and visionary,” said Colby Colb, Vice President, Programming, Radio One. “We are excited to promote her once again to Philadelphia for her to take that cluster to the next level. She’s a great example of what hard work and ingenuity produces.”

Radio One remains committed to its mission to be the most trusted source in the African-American community that informs, entertains and inspires audiences.