Deon Levingston was named president of YMF Media. Currently, he is the market manager of Urban WBLS and sister Gospel News/Talk WLIB-A NEW York. With his promotion, he will report directly to YMF’s board of directors.
“I’m very excited about this promotion,” said Levingston upon news of the promotion. “I believe I have been blessed to work for the best-of-the-best in our industry. Skip Finley and Charles Warfield have been great teachers and mentors over the last nine years. Emmis and Jeff Smulyan gave me my first radio management position, and Cathy Hughes and Alfred Liggins promoted me to my first general manager position. The one thing that they all stressed to me over the years is that you win through your people. I firmly believe we have some of the most talented and creative minds in our industry at YMF Media, LLC,” he added.
A graduate of Howard University, Levingston was named a Network Journal 40 Under Forty honoree in 2005.