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Cathy Hughes Debuts First Movie

by: Hamil R. Harris Special to the AFRO February 25, 2017 After transforming a Washington, D.C. AM radio station into a multi-million-dollar empire, Radio One and TV One founder Cathy Hughes is branching out into movie making. “I feel that God has truly blessed me to be learning a new craft at this age,” said Hughes as she stood outside the AFI Silver theater, where she and cast members had a special viewing of the movie “MEDIA,” which airs Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. on TV One. ...

The Root: Media Mogul Cathy Hughes Is in It for the Long Run

Media icon Cathy Hughes is always looking on the bright side. As a 16-year-old teen mom, married at 17 and eventually divorced, she saw her son as a blessing and an inspiration to work harder. In the early ’80s she purchased Washington, D.C., station WOL-AM with the help of a Chemical Bank loan at a 28 percent interest rate, which eventually caused her to lose her house and car. She and her young son lived in the station, but she saw it as an opportunity to be there around the clock and learn how it operated....