Cathy Hughes is the founder and chairperson of Urban One, Inc. In , the corporation owned 53 broadcast stations in 16 urban markets across the United States. It is the media home of a number of radio personalities and programs popular in the African-American consumer market including Rev. Urban One shares other firsts as well. It is the first African-American company in radio history to dominate several major markets simultaneously. It is also the first woman-owned radio station to rank 1 in any major market. Hughes moved to Washington, D. When Radio One became publicly traded in , Hughes earned another first, the first African-American woman to chair a publicly held corporation. Laurence C. Skip to content Cathy Hughes.
A gifted trendsetter, she has thrived for more than 30 years in an ever-changing often directionless industry, yet she still hesitates to be called a success. Adding to her list of accomplishments, the media mogul was recently honored by Howard University with the renaming of the school of communications to the Cathy Hughes School of Communications. To give a voice to my community. My mantra is information is power and unfortunately, by the time black folks got the information it was black history, not current events. How have you managed to stay on top of the trends throughout your tenure as a media professional?
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He's been coming into the studio to talk about some of the stories he's been hearing. Hey, Guy. RAZ: Well, David, the show is about what it takes to start with an idea and build it into a business, you know, more or less, from nothing. And over the next year, we're going to be speaking with incredibly successful entrepreneurs, like the woman we're about to meet, Cathy Hughes.
Enter your The HistoryMakers username. Enter the password that accompanies your username. Radio maven Cathy Hughes was born in Omaha, Nebraska in Her successes there prompted the Howard University School of Communications to offer her a position as a lecturer and as Assistant to the Dean of Communications. C, and by was hired as the general manager of the station.