BE 100s: Winning Lessons from Top Companies of the Year

COY_ 2000Radio One

Cathy Hughes transformed Radio One Inc. into a multimedia empire through the acquisition of more than 70 radio stations and a host of media properties. Named BE Industrial/Service Company of the Year in 2000, Radio One became the largest black radio company after Chairman Hughes and her son, President & CEO Alfred C. Liggins III completed an IPO that placed it on the NASDAQ with a market value of $1.4 billion. By 2004, Radio One's formed an alliance with Comcast to create another BE 100s company:  TV One L.L.C., the nation’s largest black-owned cable television network.

Cathy Hughes transformed Radio One Inc. into a multimedia empire through the acquisition of more…