In 1975, Cathy Hughes was general manager of WHUR-FM, where she invented the “Quiet Storm” format. The format quickly grew in popularity, and Hughes has made what African American audiences want to hear her No. 1 priority throughout her long and storied career. Today, she is the founder and chairperson of Urban One, the largest African American owned and operated broadcast company in the country.
Cathy Hughes was inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame in April 2019. View a highlight video featuring her induction below.
November 2, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the first commercial radio broadcast. To celebrate this special anniversary, we’re shining a spotlight on 100 key moments in radio's history.
We hope you’ll join us in celebrating your favorite radio memories throughout 2020. Use the hashtag #Radio100 across social media to share these moments with the world. Here’s to 100 wonderful years of radio, and to at least 100 more!