Entertainment alone doesn’t cut it in the radio business, according to the woman who heads the biggest black-owned broadcast company in the U.S.
Media Bistro: ADVICE FROM THE PROS So What Do You Do, Cathy Hughes, Founder of TV One and Radio One?
“Mogul” in its present overuse, is like the retired boxer of dictionary words: it used to pack a lot of punch, but now it’s gotten kind of flaccid and nondescript. Cathy Hughes doesn’t care much for the term either, especially when it’s being used to describe her. Read Full Article
She wasn’t always the super-successful woman she is now. In her childhood, she struggled to find food. Cathy Hughes, 68, is the founder and chairperson of Radio One, the largest African-American–owned and operated broadcast company in America. The Washington, DC, company has 55 stations in 16 U.S. markets. But earlier in her life, Cathy knew…Details
Black America Web: Catherine L. Hughes Named To Board Of Trustees Of Foundation For Renowned Art Collection
Catherine L. Hughes, founder and chairperson of Radio One, Inc., the largest African American-owned and operated broadcast company in the U.S., is one three new board of trustees appointed to the board of the Barnes Foundation, according to statement released Wednesday. The Philadelphia-based group supports education, fine arts and horticulture.
Cathy Hughes talks about her role as founder of Radio One, the largest black-owned broadcast company in America and what it was like to be a radio pioneer during a ceremony to honor her contributions to media at the Newseum.
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation bestowed its coveted Phoenix Award onCathy Hughes, Chairperson and Founder of Radio One. Ms. Hughes joined Roland Martin Friday on “NewsOne Now” to talk about the honor, her origins in broadcasting and discussed some of the pitfalls African Americans fall prey to.
The Washington Post: Radio One founder Cathy Hughes joins MGM in Maryland casino bid for National Harbor
Nevada-based gaming giant MGM Resorts International announced Friday that it will bring Radio One founder Cathy Hughes and her son on as investors in their plans for a $925 million resort casino at National Harbor.
When Cathy Hughes got pregnant at age 16, her friends said her life was over. Her mother kicked her out of the house. Hughes said she “was in shock.”
Catherine Elizabeth Woods Hughes was born in Omaha, Nebraska where she attended Creighton University and the University of Nebraska. But before graduating, she began working at KOWH, a local black radio station where she handled assorted jobs en route to becoming well-known in the industry.
Everyone loves a hero. We love old fashioned rags to riches stories about starting at the bottom and zooming straight to the top. Cathy Hughes’ story is one of those. In the world of radio and business, she has built an empire and attained status of truly heroic proportions.