Cathy Hughes: Fox News Spotlights Legendary Radio One Founder

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    The awe-inspiring rise of Cathy Hughes, 65, the legendary Founder and Chairperson of Radio One(which owns TV One and Interactive One, parent company of NewsOne.com), was highlighted Saturday on Fox News program, “America’s News Headquarters.”

    During an installment of “Beyond the Dream,” Hughes was recognized as being a  ”trailblazer” who entered a new frontier for women of color when she became the first to chair a publicly traded company in the United States.

    “I love radio,” Hughes said. “Radio is to me what basketball is to Michael Jordan. He once said that he couldn’t believe that anyone is going to pay him to go to the hoop. I couldn’t believe that anyone was going to pay me to live my dream.

    “I’ve wanted to be in radio since I was 8-years-old and my mother bought me a transmitter radio,” the media pioneer continued. ”Growing up in Omaha, Nebraska, I was an expert on Willie Nelson, Conway Twitty, all — what they would call them back then — Country & Western music stars. When I got my radio, for the first time, I heard Black disc-jockeys. Well, turns out that Wolfman Jack was not Black because they did not allow Black men on the radio back then.”

    Hughes goes on to discuss the experience that instantly transformed her life, causing her to focus as she had never done before:

    “I was 16-years-old when I got pregnant with my son,” shares Hughes. “Which is why I say, ‘My biggest accomplishment is, I figured it out.’ He and I were both destined to be statistics.”

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