“These two somehow managed to make a personal tragedy, a testimony of hope for our listeners,” said Karen Vaughn, Operations Manager, Radio One Philadelphia. “We are so grateful these two radio treasures weren’t stripped from us. I’m blown away by their resilience and thrilled they both found peace in expressing their story on the air.”
In this role, Ms. Khanna will lead the continued growth of Revolt as a multi platform content creator and brand. Building on the core platform of REVOLT TV, REVOLT will look to expand its presence across multiple platforms globally and produce and distribute world-class short and long form content under the Revolt brand. Revolt will build on its successful position in music to become a premiere destination and brand on traditional and emerging platforms for hip-hop music, stories, content, and culture. Ms. Khanna will report to the Board of Directors and Mr. Combs.
“As REVOLT continues to grow as a brand and expand globally, I knew we needed a seasoned executive with a proven track record to keep the momentum going and help me lead the network into the future,” said Sean “Diddy” Combs. “Roma is that person. She has the experience and tenacity to build on REVOLT’s success and as we continue to influence content and culture around the world.”
“After decades of building large scale businesses in TV and media, I am excited to have the opportunity to work along side visionary Sean Combs to get hands-on and redefine content models with a view to building a modern, relevant, global cultural brand,” said Roma Khanna. “REVOLT is ready to create and curate content and super-serve its audience on its own TV platform and beyond, living and breathing with its audience wherever they might be.”
Formerly, President of MGM Studios (Television + Digital Group), Ms. Khanna has a proven track record of success growing global businesses across TV production, broadcast, digital film, music, and distribution. Under her leadership, MGM Television Studios developed numerous successful shows including the recent Hulu smash success Handmaid’s Tale and produced and delivered award winning shows Fargo for FX, Vikings for HISTORY and Teen Wolf for MTV.
Prior to MGM, Ms. Khanna served as the President of NBC Universal’s International Networks and Digital Initiatives, where she oversaw NBC Universal’s global cable entertainment channel portfolio growing it from 14 to over 70 channels worldwide. She started her career as a pioneer of digital content and production for the web and mobile platforms and in music.
Ms. Khanna has both her MBA and JD and serves on Board of Advisors for the renowned Peabody Awards. She will be based out of Los Angeles, CA.
About REVOLT MEDIA & TV
REVOLT is focused on expertly curating the best of the best in music and engaging youth in social conversation – on-air, online, on-demand. The multi-genre, multi-platform network offers breaking music news, videos, artist interviews, exclusive performances, and original programming. Attracting over 50 million young adults through television, digital properties, social and mobile, REVOLT is accessible 24/7 – anytime, anywhere, any screen. Launched in broadcast in October 2013, REVOLT is available on DIRECTV, AT&T U-verse TV, Charter Spectrum, Comcast Xfinity, Verizon FiOS, CenturyLink Prism TV, Suddenlink, Frontier Communications, Comporium and Cincinnati Bell, as well as OTT platforms FuboTV and FilmOn. REVOLT is also available internationally in Africa on Kwese TV, in the Bahamas on Cable Bahamas, the Cayman Islands on Westel, in Jamaica, Barbados, Nevis, Anguilla and Trinidad on Digicel, and in Trinidad on Massy Communications. Check local listings at https://revolt.tv/listings.
Combs Enterprises is a portfolio of businesses and investments built and cultivated by music legend and mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs. Established in 2013, Combs Enterprises includes the brands Bad Boy Entertainment, Sean John, Combs Wine & Spirits (Cîroc and DeLeón), AQUAhydrate, The Blue Flame Agency, Bad Boy Touring, Janice Combs Publishing, REVOLT Films and REVOLT MEDIA & TV, as well as ENYCE, Zac Posen, and the Combs Foundation. Combs Enterprises is known worldwide for its award-winning, market-defining successes in music, fashion, fragrance, beverage, spirits, marketing, film, television, media and more.
FAN CELEBRATIONS TO BE HELD WORLDWIDE…
On September 29, Epic/Legacy Recordings, in collaboration with The Estate of Michael Jackson, will release Michael Jackson SCREAM, a collection of 13 of his all-time most electrifying and danceable tracks including Ghosts, Torture, Thriller, and Dirty Diana. Additionally, SCREAM includes a newly created bonus track, “Blood on the Dance Floor X Dangerous”, a high-energy five-song mash-up from the acclaimed remixer The White Panda who created a seamless new musical experience.
Starting today, fans will be able to access the “Blood On The Dance Floor X Dangerous” mash-up of “Blood on the Dance Floor”, “Dangerous,” “This Place Hotel,” “Leave Me Alone,” and “Is It Scary”. The mash-up by The White Panda premieres exclusively on Shazam where for the two hours between 7am-9am ET fans can Shazam any Michael Jackson song and unlock the newly imagined track.
The track will also be offered as an instant grat track when you pre-order SCREAM digitally and will be available on all streaming platforms.
The choice of tracks for SCREAM reflects The King of Pop’s affection for this time of the year and its themes of costumes and disguise, darkness and light, character transformations and surprise. The album will be available in two physical formats, CD and glow-in-dark vinyl (available October 27) each containing a poster unique to the format. Fittingly, the poster and cover art conceal the first ever AR (augmented reality) experience created for a Michael Jackson project.
Each track on SCREAM is remarkable in its own way. For example, “Dirty Diana,” was the fifth consecutive No. 1 song from the album Bad which shattered records for consecutive chart topping singles off a single album; “Thriller”, penned by Rod Temperton, was the seventh of unprecedented seven Top 10 singles from Thriller, the biggest-selling album of all time; and the Top 5 hit “Scream” is the only duet between Michael Jackson and his sister Janet. Also included are fan favorites from The Jacksons’ albums – “Torture” and “This Place Hotel” (the first single to be written, composed, and arranged solely by Michael); and, making its first appearance on a Michael Jackson album, “Somebody’s Watching Me,” the international 1985 hit by Rockwell featuring an iconic hook sung by Michael.
SCREAM is available for iTunes pre-order now: https://MichaelJackson.lnk.to/SCREAM_itunes.
SCREAM is also available for pre-order on CD: https://MichaelJackson.lnk.to/SCREAM_amazon and on collectible, glow-in-the-dark 2LP vinyl (which will be released on October 27):https://MichaelJackson.lnk.to/SCREAM_VINYL.
Fans are invited to Official Michael Jackson SCREAM Album Celebrations this fall. These celebrations will take place in six major cities around the world: Paris, London, Sydney, Berlin, Los Angeles, and Tokyo. The events will include screenings of Michael’s seven short films from the SCREAM album including the full-length 40 minute Michael Jackson’s Ghosts, rarely seen following its initial screening at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival. An after party will follow. More information on the Official Michael Jackson SCREAM Album Celebrations will be announced in the coming days.
For future Michael Jackson and Scream news:
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Bonus Track: Blood On The Dance Floor X Dangerous (The White Panda Mash-Up)
Radio One Houston refuses to be defeated by Hurricane Harvey and commits to being live and local as long as the power allows.
Terri Thomas, Operations Manager, Radio One Houston is living on site at the station with a skeleton crew of dedicated talent and engineers; and working remotely with a team of digital marketers to ensure the listeners of The Box 97.9 FM and Majic 102.1 FM are informed, inspired and entertained while the historic rain counts continue to fall in the Houston area.
Thomas said, “This is worse than Hurricane Ike and an unusual occurrence. People are still stranded in their cars. Homes and personal possessions have already been lost, but this is our city. We planned for this. Making the station our ‘home’ is considered our standard operating procedure. As long as the power allows, we will be live and local providing our listeners with the real time information they need, the inspiration we all seek and yes, the entertainment to lift us during this tragic time.”
Jay Stevens, SVP, Programming at Radio One adds, “In times like these we see the continued importance of radio being live and local to service the need of listeners. We are proud of our team and standing guard to support them in any way possible.”
Though the media powerhouse has had challenges with the consistent transmission of Radio Now 92.1 FM, its management and local Houston team are determined to withstand the flooding and continue to support Houston.