97.5 WONE Celebrate Black History with station’s first African American on-air personality
AKRON, Ohio – Christavus Dominic “Christopher D” has joined 97.5 WONE as the station’s first African-American on-air personality, according to a news release.
The addition of Dominic to the classic rock station’s on-air team coincides with Black History Month, which seeks to celebrate the achievement of African Americans and recognize the role of blacks in U.S. history.
“It is an honor to be a part of the Rubber City Radio Group. It is also great to be a trendsetter and a diversity agent,” Dominic said in the release. “If you asked me a year ago would I have been working at the number one classic rock 'n’ roll station in Akron, I would have just smiled with uncertainty and said ‘I wish.’”
Dominic’s career in the entertainment industry spans more than 30 years and includes roles with WZIP FM 88.1 and Alabama-based WKXN 95.7 and Wiregrass Radio.
A longtime Akron resident, Dominic graduated from St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. He earned a bachelor of science degree in communication with a minor in marketing and music and a master of arts degree in arts administration with a marketing concentration from the University of Akron.
Dominic will be on air from 2 to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and other days as needed.