Radio One Executive John Jones Dies

John Jones, VP, general counsel, and assistant secretary for group owner Radio One and former general counsel for co-owned cable channel TV One, died of an apparent heart attack Dec. 3. He was 38.

Jones was associate general counsel for Radio One when he moved to start-up African-American-targeted TV One in August 2003 as legal counsel. He became VP and general counsel in 2004.

Jones was wooed back to Radio One in December 2004.

He was a graduate of the Naval Academy, attaining the rank of captain as a logistics officer for Marine Corps fighter jets. He also received an MBA from Webster University and a JD from the University of Maryland.

Before joining Radio One, he was an associate with the law firm of Cooley Goddard in Reston, Va. He was also a former attorney with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

There will be a wake at 10 a.m. and a funeral service at 11 a.m. on December 7 at Maple Springs Baptist Church, 4131 Belt Road, Capitol Heights, MD  20743. Visitation is at Reese & Sons Mortuary, 821 West Street, Annapolis, MD, December 6 from 4-7 p.m. 

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.