Catherine Liggins Hughes is an entrepreneur, radio and television personality, and business executive. Hughes founded the media company Radio One (now known as Urban One), and when the company went public in 1999, she became the first African-American woman to head a publicly traded corporation.
This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. begins a conversation with Cathy Hughes, veteran radio and television professional and founder and Chairwoman of Urban One, Inc., the largest African American owned and operated media company in America.
Cathy Hughes is the founder of Urban One, the largest African American-owned broadcast network with 54 radio stations around the United States. Cathy spoke with Guy about the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement and how Black entrepreneurs can meet the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis. These conversations are excerpts from our How I Built Resilience series, where Guy talks online with founders and entrepreneurs about how they're navigating turbulent times.
As a kid, Cathy Hughes practiced her DJ routine while her siblings banged on the bathroom door. As an adult, she founded Radio One, the country's largest African-American owned broadcasting company.
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Apr 22nd, 1946
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