AALBC: One on One with TV One’s Media Mogul

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.

The Black Perspective: Soul of the City: Cathy Hughes’ Radio Empire

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.

Radio Hall Of Fame

Cathy Hughes began the Radio One Network when she and her then-husband purchased WOL/Washington DC.