Jay Stevens

Jay Stevens is a broadcast innovator who has produced groundbreaking content across the media landscape contributing over 35 years of experience in broadcast radio, audio streaming and podcasting for some of the biggest multimedia companies.He was instrumental in crafting the digital broadcast strategy for Urban One that launched streaming audio platforms, websites, and the social media presence that delivered an average of 3 million unique visitors a month. With an innovation-first mentality, Jay helped to infuse an integrated media approach across all business units at Urban One.

Career Highlights

Innovative, successful new formats and initiatives created by Jay include Rhythm/Crossover, Boom/Classic Hip Hop, Old School R&B, Radio Now Pop, WMMJ Real Sound Of The DMV, the original 18 Jams in A Row format on WPGC and the Stop The Violence campaign in Washington, DC which was used effectively in other cities around the country.

SVP of Programming at Urban One (formerly Radio One) and Reach Media. Oversight of programming for 54 radio stations in 15 markets as well as 11 syndicated national radio shows including Russ Parr, DL Hughley, Erica Campbell, and Rickey Smiley, reaching over 22 million African-Americans weekly. Tremendous ratings and digital traffic increases between 2007 to 2017, led to Urban One (Radio One) revenues increasing from $316 million to $440 million.

VP of Programming for CBS/Infinity and Program Director of Legendary, WPGC Washington D.C

Program Director and on air talent at several large markets including, Phoenix, New Orleans and Rochester.


I had the chance to work with Jay on several Radio One projects. In my time helping those shows, Jay proved to be that rare combo of both strategic and creative. Working so closely with him, it became quite apparent why Jay has touched so many successful brands in
our industry. Plus he’s a good guy!
Steve Reynolds
The Reynolds Group
I had the pleasure of working with Jay for 9 years at Radio One. During that time we closely partnered on all things HR and Programming related. Jay is super creative and gets his energy from innovating. He is collaborative and strategic and definitely an asset to any station looking to up level their programming team to an all star level. 
Jackie Kindall
Kindall Evolve Consulting
Jay has an ear for what should be coming out of the speakers, and what makes great radio. However, he also has the skill to take this insight and coach both programmers and on-air staff on how to make their station better. His experience and ability to communicate his knowledge can help any station grow it's audience.
Charlie Sislen
Research Director Inc.
When I first met Jay, I knew all about his track record. With his list of accomplishments, I kind of expected a “been there, done that” attitude. Instead, I was immediately drawn to his infectious enthusiasm. He’s all about forward momentum, helping his stations, his programmers and the next generation of talent succeed in the medium that he loves. So if you wake up one day and the glass seems half-empty, give Jay a call. A few minutes with him and you’ll rekindle your passion for radio.
Rocco Macri
Jay  is not only a terrific broadcaster but a fierce competitor.  He’s a great fit on every company’s strategy team..large or small.
Dan Mason
Former President/CEO of CBS Radio
For years I admired Jay Stevens programming acumen as he dominated Washington, DC ratings during his long run at WPGC. Then I had the opportunity during my tenure as President of Radio One (Urban One) to witness Jay's programming and management skills up close as the Sr. VP of Programming Content. Jay's passion for "the game" is well known and contagious. It is my close up observation of Jay's talents as an innovator and out of the box thinker, that I recommend him and Tenshare Media without reservation." -Barry Mayo, former President of Radio One
Barry Mayo
Former President of Radio One

Why Us?

This is a fun, creative business, but sometimes we get swallowed up with the day to day business and forget this.  Jay will help the programmers, CREATE!   Every day something different and fun needs to be happening on a radio station.  They are living, breathing animals that need to be nurtured daily.  Delight your listeners…surprise your listeners….make your listeners smile….engage your listeners.   A successful programmer can never drive home feeling they “didn’t advance the ball”….they need to be inspired and thus inspire their team to greatness!  With Tenshare Media, we can do this!