Radio One Hosts Richmond’s Largest Inspirational Conference

World-Renowned Empowerment Speaker Bishop T. D. Jakes

(Richmond, VA…February 4, 2015) – Radio One presents the 8th Annual Praise 104.7 FM Transformation Expo, Saturday, March 21st, at the Richmond Coliseum, 601 East Leigh St. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. with a 12:00 p.m. start.

The Transformation Expo has not only grown in anticipation, but size. This year an estimated 7,000 attendees are anticipated to experience this unique Richmond expo.

“We are committed to engaging our audience,” said, Marsha Landess, Acting General Manager, Radio One Richmond, “The Transformation Expo is our way of bringing the Praise music experience from the airwaves to our listeners’ live in a meaningful way that can be felt. Every year lives are transformed by the music and phenomenal speakers.”

Building on the momentum and success of Transformation Expo, this year’s Expo will feature world-renowned preacher and inspirational speaker, Bishop T.D. Jakes. Capturing the diverse inspirational sound of Praise 104.7 FM, attendees can expect musical performances by Israel Houghton, Charles Jenkins, Beverly Crawford, Brian Courtney Wilson, Andrea McClurkin Mellini, Earnest Pugh, and Damon Little. Local artist and performers will include Sisterly Grace Dance Ministries, Nyasia, Resound, and G.I. (God’s Image).

This day of empowerment, education and entertainment will be hosted by Praise 104.7’s Sheilah Belle and motivational speaker Mayor Dwight C. Jones.

The general admission price ranges from $47.00-$102.00. Ages 2 and above must have a ticket. Tickets are available at the Ford Box Office at the Richmond Coliseum, online at, or call 1-(800)-745-3000. For more information log on to

Radio One, Inc., together with its subsidiaries (, is a diversified media company that primarily targets African-American and urban consumers. The Company is one of the nation’s largest radio broadcasting companies, currently owning and/or operating 54 broadcast stations located 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 Yolanda Adams Morning Show, the Rickey Smiley Morning Show, Bishop T.D. Jakes’ “Empowering Moments”, and the Reverend Al Sharpton Show. Beyond its core radio broadcasting franchise, Radio One owns Interactive One (, an online platform serving the African-American community through social content, news, information, and entertainment. Interactive One operates a number of branded sites, including News One, UrbanDaily, HelloBeautiful and social networking websites, including BlackPlanet and MiGente. In addition, the Company owns a controlling interest in TV One, LLC (, a cable/satellite network programming primarily to African-Americans.

Contact: Marsha Landess