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Michael Jones - Community Connection

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(Indianapolis, IN…July 26, 2016) – Radio One Indianapolis mourns the loss of Michael K. Jones, the host of the Community Connection on AM 1310 The Light. His sudden death leaves a void not only in the Radio One ‘family’, but the Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, where he pastored and the community, where he served. Radio One extends its condolences to the Jones family and his church family during this time of bereavement.

An articulate and educated community and people “lover”, Pastor Michael K. Jones, an Indianapolis native joined Radio One in February 2016. His vibrant presentation and listener engagement style made Michael the ideal host to take the helm of Community Connection. His life was dedicated to service and the show was a natural extension of his life’s work.

Michael graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. He also earned a Master of Divinity degree from the Christian Theological Seminary.

Pastor Michael Jones of Progressive Baptist Church

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Radio One, Inc. (, together with its subsidiaries, is a diversified media company that primarily targets African-American and urban consumers. It is one of the nation’s largest radio broadcasting companies, currently owning and/or operating 56 stations in 16 urban markets in the United States. Through its controlling interest in Reach Media, Inc. (, the Company also operates syndicated programming including the Tom Joyner Morning Show, the Russ Parr Morning Show, the Rickey Smiley Morning Show, Get up Morning! with Erica Campbell, the DL Hughley Show, Bishop T.D. Jakes’ Empowering Moments, the Ed Lover Show, the Willie Moore Jr Show, the Nightly Spirit with Darlene McCoy and the Reverend Al Sharpton Show. Beyond its core radio broadcasting franchise, Radio One owns Interactive One (, the fastest growing and definitive digital resource for Black and Latin Americans, reaching millions each month through social content, news, information, and entertainment. Interactive One operates a number of branded sites including News One (news), The Urban Daily (men), Hello Beautiful (women), Global Grind (Millennials) and social networking websites such as BlackPlanet and MiGente. The Company also owns TV One, LLC (, a cable/satellite network programming serving more than 57 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain, inform and inspire a diverse audience of adult Black viewers. Additionally, One Solution combines the dynamics of the Radio One’s holdings to provide brands with an integrated and effectively engaging marketing approach that reaches 82% of Black Americans throughout the country.

In Loving Memory of Pastor Michael Jones of Progressive Baptist Church
Pastor Michael Jones of Progressive Baptist Church
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