Catherine L. Hughes

Chairperson of the Board and Secretary


Ms. Hughes has been Chairperson of the Board and Secretary of Radio One since 1980, and was Chief Executive Officer of Radio One from 1980 to 1997. Since 1980, Ms. Hughes has worked in various capacities for Radio One including President, General Manager, General Sales Manager and talk show host. She began her career in radio as General Sales Manager of WHUR-FM, the Howard University-owned, urban-contemporary radio station. Ms. Hughes is the mother of Mr. Liggins, Radio One’s Chief Executive Officer, Treasurer, President and a Director. Over the last 5 years, Ms. Hughes has sat on the boards of directors of numerous organizations including Broadcast Music, Inc. and Piney Woods High School. During that period, she has also sat on an advisory board for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., a publicly held company. Ms. Hughes’ qualifications to serve as a director include her being the founder of Radio One, her over 30 years of operational experience with the Company and her unique status within the African-American community.


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