New Edition's Ralph Tresvant to Host ''Love and R&B''
|RADIO ONLINE | Friday, February 3, 2023|
Reach Media and Radio One announced that Ralph Tresvant, lead singer of New Edition, is now the new host of the network's long-running syndicated show "Love and R&B," heard nightly on all affiliate stations, effective February 13. The show debuts right before Valentine's Day, building on the program's legacy of playing classic slow jams and love songs by artists that are keeping traditional R&B music alive and well.
Urban One's Reach Media and Radio One audio divisions CEO David Kantor said, "Ralph Tresvant brings us a timeless brand filled with style, charisma, and star power. He's a great communicator with vast musical knowledge who will be creating real and riveting radio. Ralph gives us the complete brand who can quickly build a large, loyal following with must listen-to moments each and every night."
"I'm excited to show a side of me that I've never shared before through the embodiment of true R&B music," commented Tresvant. "I love the medium of radio and as a kid growing up in Boston, I was inspired by the great radio hosts I heard. I've learned how important it is to be on both sides of the mic. Growing up in this business, I've learned to be vulnerable and relatable but will also bring that New Edition excitement to the airwaves. I'm ready to connect with my fans and communities all around the U.S. like never before."
Tresvant continued, "Indeed, I'm thankful for this opportunity and my team Jodi Gomes, LaShawn Thomas and my agent, Gary Bernstein, who brokered the deal. I'm grateful to be a part of the Urban One family and thank my longtime supporters Cathy Hughes, Alfred Liggins, David Kantor, Kashon Powell, Gary Bond, Colby Colb and Derek Harper."
Ralph Tresvant has been the front man of New Edition, a solo artist, entertainer, writer and producer. Now, this entertainer turned radio star will be broadcasting in markets including Dallas, Washington DC, Baltimore, Cincinnati and Richmond VA, with additional markets to be announced.
Radio One VP of Programming Kashon Powell said, "I'm excited to welcome Ralph to our Urban One family. He's the ultimate entertainer so I'm confident that he will make an immediate connection with radio listeners across the country."
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