Jay Stevens is SVP of Programming Content for Radio One. In this role, he oversees the programming content strategy for the 54 radio stations in Radio One’s 15 markets. During his tenure with Radio One, he has launched top-rated nationally syndicated radio shows like The Rickey Smiley Morning Show and The Yolanda Adams Morning Show. A native of Rochester, N.Y., Jay Stevens found himself always around a radio at a very young age. This passion turned into a career that has spanned more than 35 years of breaking records and curating original content across some of the largest radio stations in the country. Starting his career as a local radio DJ, he advanced to Program Director and executive management, always priding himself on knowing all aspects of the business. Most recently, he pioneered a new classic hip-hop music format targeting 25-54 year old adults that rocked the industry.