Cathy Hughes: Interview With the Radio One Founder

Cathy Hughes is one of the most influential women in radio. In this candid interview with The Atlanta Post, she shares her views on several topics, including why Black radio is vital:

“Black radio is as critical a communications vehicle now as it has ever been. Katrina hit. Haiti, the earthquake, hit. My phones were so jammed that you couldn’t get a call through. Black radio was there [when all those crises in our community happened]. People may have had CNN on, but the TV volumes were turned down, so they could listen to black radio stations. [Black radio] provides the same type of social relationship with its listening audience that the black church does, only without the religious aspect.”

Visit the Atlanta Post for her full interview on how this self made mogul started in radio and more.

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