About Us

William Johnson is the owner and managing member of “Urban One Broadcasting Network, LLC.” Johnson is a pioneer in black radio Broadcasting and has been so for over 40 years. He was declared the first black cable radio station owner in the United States of America, and the first in his hometown of Gainesville, FL. His experience consists of Station Manager at WLUV FM Gainesville, Fl, Sales associate Manager at WPDQ AM Jacksonville, FL, Sales Manager at WGSR AM radio station Fernandina Beach, Fl, Station Director at WMJB FM Lake City, Fl, Station Director at WMBT FM Gainesville, Fl and now Station Owner of WGGG 1230AM/92.1FM Gainesville, FL, WMOP 900AM Ocala, Fl and lessee of WKTK 98.5 FM HD2, Crystal River, Fl, Gainesville – Ocala Fl and surrounding areas. William Johnson also known as “Johnnie Boogie Love” throughout his broadcasting career has also obtained a Juris Master’s degree in Law from Florida State University College of Law and a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Ashford University. In 2006 Johnson was awarded “Pioneer Broadcaster of the Year”, by a group of Gainesville, FL radio announces. William lives and breathes black radio culture, and he will continuously contribute to its unique voice and identity.