Radio One's Hughes, Liggins Honored

Radio One's Hughes, Liggins Honored
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Catherine Hughes and her son, Alfred Liggins III of Maryland-based Radio One, have been named the 2003 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award winners in the Arts and Entertainment category. "They proved that a radio talk format for African-American audiences could be a winning combination and today their media company, Radio One, is the largest African-American owned media company in the nation," according to Ernst & Young.
Hughes, Founder and Chairperson, and Liggins, President and CEO of Radio One along with other national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year category winners, were selected by an independent panel of judges. The winners were acknowledged at an awards gala on Nov. 22 in Palm Springs, Calif.
Today, Radio One is a $2 billion company with 66 radio stations. The company has more than 1,500 African American broadcasters on staff. Radio One continues to expand by adding other types of media complementary to its core radio business.
The Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program was created and is produced by professional services firm Ernst & Young LLP to recognize entrepreneurs who are building and leading growing businesses.

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