Radio One's Cathy Hughes Slated as Guest Speaker at by kpy54980


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            Radio One’s Cathy Hughes Slated as Guest Speaker
                   at Nike Classic Coaches Luncheon
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Aug. 8, 2008 – Founder and
chairperson of Radio One, Inc., Cathy Hughes, will speak
at the Nike Classic Coaches Luncheon at the Memphis
Marriott Downtown on Sept. 12. The Coaches Luncheon
is an annual invitation-only event held to honor the
coaches of the two football teams playing in the Southern
Heritage Classic presented by FedEx, Rick Comegy of
Jackson State University and James Webster Jr. of
Tennessee State University.

Cathy Hughes is the first woman to own a radio station
that ranks #1 in any major market. Radio One became a
public company in 1999, making Hughes the first African
American woman with a company on the stock exchange.
As the largest African American owned and operated
broadcast-company in the nation, Radio One is also the first African American company
in radio history to dominate several major markets simultaneously, reaching over 18
million black Americans daily. In 2000, Black Enterprise named Radio One, “Company
of the Year” and Fortune rated it one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For.” Radio
One, Inc. is the parent company of TV One, LLC, which launched on January 19, 2004 in
partnership with Comcast, the nation’s largest pay- television provider.

Founder of the Southern Heritage Classic, Fred Jones Jr., comments, “Cathy Hughes is
special not only because of how influential she is in the business world, but also because
of her commitment to creating opportunities for minorities and women.” That dedication
has earned her accolades such as Essence naming her one of “100 Who Have Changed
the World”, and being designated one of the “100 Most Powerful and Influential Persons”
by Washingtonian.

About the Southern Heritage Classic
Established in 1990, the Southern Heritage Classic was founded by Fred Jones Jr., a veteran
of the national entertainment industry and owner/limited partner of the NBA’s Memphis
Grizzlies. The Southern Heritage Classic is the premier sports and entertainment event in
Memphis and is produced by SMC Entertainment. For more information about the Southern
Heritage Classic, visit online at

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