The event will take place on Saturday, November 11 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where Hughes will be honored along with gospel superstar CeCe Winans, Congresswoman Karen Bass and first ladies Regina Taylor (Park Windsor Baptist Church, Patricia Swancy (Peace Apostolic Church) and Morgen Wilbourne (Pacific Crossroads Church).
“I am truly honored and humbled to be counted among the number of distinguished women who have been recognized over the years as part of the First Ladies Tea,” Hughes said.
Hughes launched Radio One (now Urban One) in 1980 with the purchase of WOL-AM radio station in Washington D.C.. She is the first Black woman to chair a publicly-held corporation when she took Radio One public.
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Urban One, Inc. (urban1.com), formerly known as Radio One, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the United States. The Company owns TV One, LLC (tvone.tv), a television network serving more than 59 million households, offering a broad range of original programming, classic series and movies designed to entertain, inform and inspire a diverse audience of adult Black viewers.
As one of the nation’s largest radio broadcasting companies, Urban One currently owns and/or operates 57 broadcast stations in 15 urban markets in the United States. Through its controlling interest in Reach Media, Inc. (blackamericaweb.com), the Company also operates syndicated programming including the Tom Joyner Morning Show, Russ Parr Morning Show, Rickey Smiley Morning Show, Get up Morning! with Erica Campbell, DL Hughley Show, Ed Lover Show, Willie Moore Jr Show, Nightly Spirit with Darlene McCoy Reverend Al Sharpton Show.
In addition to its radio and television broadcast assets, Urban One owns iOne Digital (ionedigital.com), the largest digital resource for urban enthusiasts and Blacks, reaching millions each month through its Cassius and BHM Digital platforms. Additionally, One Solution, the Company’s branded content agency and studio combines the dynamics of the Urban One’s holdings to provide brands with an integrated and effectively engaging marketing approach that reaches 82% of Black Americans throughout the country.