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Sep 1971Aug 1976

Bachelor’s Degree

University of Maryland, College Park, MD


Work experience

Apr 2008Present


All American Management Group,Inc

Peak Performance through Management Innovation

  • A management and marketing consulting company that provides exponential growth solutions to organizations challenged with operational underperformance.
  • Provides innovative approaches to creating value through team-building, management training, executive coaching, and reputation marketing strategies.
  • Provides exponential growth solutions that helps management avoid disruption and drive team performance to double, triple, and 10X results.

  • Helps CEOs, executives, and managers solve their biggest pains, dysfunctions, and key challenges in turning their team into a well-oiled machine that contributes dramatically to the bottom line.

  • Management consultant for Earvin "Magic" Johnson’s 21 station radio group, YMF Media. Also served on the five-member board of directors of the company.
  • AAMG consults public and private corporations like The Federal Communications Commission and BP-USA, broadcast group owners, station operators, content providers, investment banking firms, and hedge funds on Wall-Street invested in broadcast.

Vice President of Operations

Radio One, Inc.
  • The nation’s 7th largest radio company with corporate oversight responsibilities for all 71 owned radio stations.
  • Managed day-to-day operations of $400 million radio group, including P&L, sales, programming, production, engineering, legal, forecasting, budgeting, inventory management, talent, systems operations, and audience research.
  • Created Syndication One , the radio syndication network for Radio One.
  • Introduced a new management intelligence system to the company that significantly improved management controls and performance at all levels of management.
  • Increased top line revenue by improving inventory management performance by developing a new yield management system. The new strategy helped stations increased revenue by 3 to 5% per station and increased conversion ratios.
  • Management and upgraded the XM Channel 169 for Radio One
  • Developed Radio One’s mobile media , digital news, and on line music commerce strategies and platforms.

President/General Manager

Disney/ABC/ESPN Radio Chicago
  • Senior management responsibilities over all Disney/ABC owed stations in the Chicago market cluster.
  • Drove WLS-AM into profitability in  his first year of management after station suffered 10 years of unprofitable performance under prior management. Increased first year revenue by over 77% and 264% in revenue in three years.
  • Increased ratings for WLS from 17th rank to top 4 in one of the most competitive radio marketing in the country. WLS was transformed into one of the most respected NewsTalk stations in America.
  • Launched a new classic rock format that took Chicago’s lowest ranked  FM radio station to top 6 in Men25-54 in 3 months
  • Created and launched the first ESPN Radio format for ESPN which became the flagship station for ESPN’s 300+ station national network
  • Managed the most profitable Radio Disney station targeting kid’s  6-11 in American for Disney/ABC. WRDZ-AM went on to maintain top billing and profitability status every year.

General Sales Manager

NewsTalk 630 WMAL-AM Radio
  • Once hired achieved immediate turnaround success after station suffered worse programming and ratings losses in its history due to the loss of the Washington redskins play-by-play.
  • Out performed first year budget by over 112% making it the most profitable year in the station’s history to date.
  • Hired and trained a new sales department that outperformed revenue goals annually with zero staff turnover
  • Last year as GSM achieved 118% of budget. Increased national sales from third AM station to first in the market.

General Sales Manager

United Broadcasting Co. WJZE-FM

  • Moved an unsuccessful urban format to an innovative contemporary jazz format which sparked immediate revenue growth up 88% year-over-year.

General Manager

WRQC-FM, Cleveland
  • Management responsibilities in all areas of operation including programming, sales, engineering, and administration.
  • Converted a failed Top 40 FM format into a cutting edge Modern Rock station. The first alternative rock station in the Midwest.



When Jones isn't raising the bar in media he raises champion hunting dogs. His favorite breed is the English Pointer. Zemira and his wife have raised two champions on the show circuit to date.The two of them combined have 88 best-in-show and best-in-breed wins and two invitations to the coveted Westminster Dog Show.

Board of Directors

Earvin "Magic" Johnson’s new radio group YMF Media Reach Media Inc.—Parent company of the legendary Tom Joyner Morning Show—The Illinois Broadcasters Association—Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce—Streetwise Newspaper—Volunteers of America of Illinois—Howard Theater Restoration, Inc. Executive Committee Member/ Board Treasurer—Associated Press Advisory Board—Silver Cross Hospital


All American Management Group,Inc., management and marketing consulting company, provides best-in-breed solutions to challenged companies.

Zemira is a 30+year radio veteran with 27 years of senior management experience. His career spans a wide range of broadcast platforms at the station, corporate and network levels; as well as television and satellite radio. Zemira served as President/General Manager for stations owned by ABC/Disney, and ESPN and VP of Operations for Radio One overseeing the largest radio company in the country serving African Americans.

He was named one of the 8 Best Managers in Radio in the country by Radio Ink Magazine and nominated as NewsTalk Executive of The Year and General Manager of The Year by Radio & Records Magazine. Zemira has served on many boards. He currently serves on a five-member board of directors for Earvin "Magic" Johnson’s radio group YMF Media.

Awards and Honors

  • Nominated NewsTalk Executive of The Year by Radio & Records Magazine
  • Named one of America’s “8 BEST MANAGERS IN RADIO” nationally by Radio Ink Magazine
  • Voted “News Talk General Manager of the Year” by Radio & Records Magazine
  • WLS awarded “News/Talk Station of the Year” by Radio & Records Magazine
  • Named one of the “TOP 15 Africa Americans in Radio” every year for more than a decade by Radio Ink Magazine

Other Accomlishments

  • Consultant to the U.S. Information Agency/ Voice of American. Trained managers and station owner from countries around the world representing the US Government. Countries in Europe, Africa, and South East Asia.
  • In 2010-2011, Zemira was selected as one of 12 expert media advisors to The Federal Communications Commission, in conjunction with “The Future of Media Project”, to research and develop the recently published landmark study “THE INFORMATION NEEDS OF COMMUNITIES…The Changing Media Landscape in a Broadband Age”.



A successful leader with a broad scope of management responsibilities with Fortune 100 companies. Consistently maximized revenue and earning opportunities through effective programming, sales, marketing strategies, as well as operational innovation, and cost containment in a competitive and turbulent media marketplace. Proven communicator and manager with refined interpersonal skills.

Results-driven professional with a career distinguished by consistent performance and innovation within both midsized and large organizations­­—focus on broadcast companies with an emphasis on traditional radio—effective in managing a wide range of media platforms appealing to extremely diverse demographics, cultures, and consumer profiles. Offers high-caliber cross-functional management qualifications and proven leadership talents. Strong orientation in business development, programming management, and performance improvement. Highly motivated, innovative, and creative, with a big-picture perspective that enables companies to break through ceilings of complexity to higher levels of performance. Consistent track record of turnaround successes.