STAFF

Tommy A. Jones
Executive Director

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Tommy Jones is the Founder and Executive Director of Urban City Youth (UCY) a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization first founded in Los Angeles, California. His first step was to matriculate at Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia, a college he credits with teaching him key core values and principles. He attended California State University, Chico, (CSUC) where he matriculated as a triple major to earn one Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with emphasis in Management; a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and another Bachelor of Arts in Music with emphasis in Sound Recording and minor in Human Resources Management.

Proud member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. majority of his radio experience is mostly appreciated in the San Francisco (S.F.) Bay Area, California territory (Radio market #4) where he (again) matriculated to earn an MBA while working as General Sales Manager (GSM) for radio station POWERHOUSE Gospel 1190AM radio.
 

As an undergraduate at California State University, Chico he closely studied the fundamentals of sound recording, music production and the art of managing a few small local music groups to pick up extra money for school. “My favorite on campus experiences were long and late-night music studio sessions I spent in the CSUC music recording studio complex; a place where I comfortably would write, record and produce,” said Jones.

After graduating CSUC, Tommy interned at legendary Bill Graham Presents (BGP) of San Francisco, CA in the departments of accounting and finance. To help make ends meet he secured a second job at Virgin Records, San Francisco.

Soon thereafter, Tommy joined the #1 ranked billing sports radio station in America (at the time), KNBR 680 FM radio, “the Sports leader” and KTCT 1050AM “The Ticket” in a sales Position. Here is where he wrote numerous successful radio campaigns and strategic partnerships for Fortune 500 companies seeking intimate brand name association with legendary sports brands; Golden State Warriors, San Francisco 49ers, San Francisco Giants, Oakland Raiders and Stanford Football. These sports radio stations are known to have generated the most sports radio revenues during his employment . He is honored to have worked with other terrestrial radio SUPERPOWER radio corporations: Susquehanna Radio, CBS Radio, Clear Channel Radio, Diamond Radio and Bay Bridge Communications.

In his leisure time, he loves to write and produce relevant “Diversity Inclusion” works that emphasize English literacy and Public Speaking. He has involved the UCY Production Squad to write produce and direct four films, two stage play musicals, twelve books and hundreds of effective radio commercials. He enjoys working with UCY to inspire them to learn, write, organize, produce and implement their own unique, socially relevant works that mean the most to them.