October 25, 2016

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Howard Honors Cathy Hughes as the Namesake of Its School Of Communications

Howard University Honors Radio One, Inc. Founder And Chairperson Cathy Hughes As New Namesake For Its School Of Communications With Star-Studded Unveiling Ceremony And Celebration 

Hosted by Anthony Anderson, Celebratory Program Featured Newsmakers and Entertainers Rev. Al Sharpton, Debbie Allen, Joe, Donald Lawrence, Vashawn Mitchell, Richard Smallwood, Russ Parr, Denise Boutte, Chrystee Pharris and More

Howard University honored Cathy Hughes, founder and chairperson of Radio One, Inc., the largest Black-owned multi-media company in the country, with the unveiling of the Cathy Hughes School of Communications yesterday. During an exclusive, star-studded extravaganza, the prestigious university commemorated her lifetime commitment to excellence. University and public officials Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick, President, Howard University; Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD 7th District); Gracie Lawson-Borders, Ph.D., Dean of Cathy Hughes School of Communications; Congressman Chris Van Hollen (D-MD 8th District); and Civil Rights Leader Rev. Al Sharpton recognized Hughes for blazing the path for African Americans in the media and communications industry.

"She took the mute off of Black America," said Rev. Sharpton. "We were on mute, we couldn't talk. She made talk radio stations. She preserved our culture; she gave us TV One. We can speak for ourselves, to ourselves, and [that] is an enormous contribution to our people."

Hughes remarked that she was humbled to be honored by the institution that helped her find her voice as an educator and entrepreneur with a passion for her community.

"My whole goal in life has been to get pertinent information to my community that they can use to uplift and improve the quality of their lives and their lifestyle," said Hughes. "Becoming the namesake for Howard University's School of Communications and having my life's work celebrated – it's like a dream!"

October 24, 2016

Chicago Remembers Radio Legend Herb Kent "The Cool Gent"

Herb Kent "The Cool Gent", has died at age 88 after seven decades of being "On the Air." The station that became Kent's last radio home over his illustrious career, V103 WVAZ FM, said on Sunday that Kent died Saturday evening.

For 70 years, Herb Kent entertained millions of listeners not just in the Chicagoland area, but around the world via the internet on the V103 iHeartRadio stream. His passion for radio and music was truly amazing. Kent hosted his final radio broadcast Saturday morning.

We put together a collection of video resources below from V103, CBS 2 WBBM TV interview, and news updates from ABC 7 WLS TV Eyewitness News. The Channel 2 interview is a favorite because it truly gives a taste of the Herb Kent show that aired on Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons on V103. Herb was a great story teller. Along with the stories, he would tell jokes that didn't always hit the mark. But in its own way, that was the magical and entertaining part of his show. It was a treasure to listen to Herb. One of "The Good Guys" from WVON will truly be missed.

October 21, 2016

Every Game of 2016-17 NBA Season Airs Live on SiriusXM

SiriusXM will provide NBA fans with an extraordinary level of coverage for the 2016-17 NBA season, offering live play-by-play of every game from Opening Night through the NBA Finals, plus daily in-depth talk and analysis on SiriusXM NBA Radio.

The NBA begins its 71st season on Tuesday, October 25, with a tripleheader featuring the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers hosting the New York Knicks (8:00 pm ET), the Utah Jazz visiting the Portland Trailblazers (10:00 pm ET) and the Golden State Warriors hosting the San Antonio Spurs (10:30 pm ET). Channels for these and future games on SiriusXM can be found at www.siriusxm.com/nba

October 17, 2016

Radio One Honors Its Founder and The Cathy Hughes School of Communications at Howard University

Radio One, Inc. Congratulates Founder and Chairperson Cathy Hughes as New Namesake for Howard University's School of Communications

Radio One, Inc., the largest Black-owned multi-media company congratulates its founder and chairperson, Ms. Cathy Hughes, as the new namesake for Howard University's School of Communications. In honor of her lifetime commitment to excellence in the media industry, the university will officially rename the school, Cathy Hughes School of Communications during its unveiling ceremony and celebratory brunch on Sunday, October 23. Leading up to the celebration, Radio One, Inc. is saluting Ms. Hughes with an integrated, cross-platform congratulatory promotion consisting of on-air and online announcements and special programming across its 56 Radio One stations, national television network, TV One, 10 nationally syndicated Reach Media radio programs and its six Interactive One branded websites.

On Monday, October 17, in honor of this significant occasion, Ms. Hughes will be a guest on many of her urban media company's nationally syndicated shows including, Russ Parr Morning Show, Rickey Smiley Morning Show, DL Hughley Show, Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Ed Lover Show, and Get Up Mornings with Erica Campbell. Also throughout the week of October 17-22, Washington, D.C.'s WOL-AM will broadcast Ms. Hughes' classic radio shows in a marathon, "The Best of The Cathy Hughes Morning Show," from 12-2 p.m. ET and 12-2 a.m. ET.

October 11, 2016

Wendy Williams to Host Thurgood Marshall College Fund Awards Gala

Daytime Emmy nominated talk show host Wendy Williams will host the Thurgood Marshall College Fund's (TMCF) 28th Annual Awards Gala on November 21, 2016 at the Washington Hilton. Gala honorees include Shelley Broderick, Dean of the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law; Benjamin F. Wilson, Managing Principal at Bevridge & Diamond; Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square; and Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.

This year's Host for the Annual Awards Dinner, Wendy Williams, is a media mogul, actress, comedian, entrepreneur, designer, and author best known for her nationally syndicated talk show. With 2.4 million daily viewers, Wendy Williams remains a leader amongst her peers. This black-tie event celebrates the achievements of the nation's foremost visionaries who have used their influence to positively impact the lives of students attending publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

October 10, 2016

Charlamagne Balances Role of Father, Husband, DJ, Producer With His Twitter

As a husband and father of two little girls he’s adamant about keeping his personal life off social media

Following the most recent P-Word Hollywood Access tapes bombshell coming out of Donald Trump's Presidential campaign, Charlamagne tha god, tweeted out a series of tweets that criticized those that came down hard on Trump. He called many hypocrites and said men have to do better.  

If Charlamagne is anything, he is the master of social media and follows his own rules. Of course he took a hit from many that disagreed with him not coming down extra hard on Donald Trump. But that did not deter him from stating his opinions on men who do say and do one thing in public and say another thing in private.
The radio personality's tweets do signal a change and purpose for Charlamagne. The following article from XONecole reveals a different side of the personality away from the glow of the MTV cameras and the microphone of Power 105.1. He says he will use his platform and celebrity to empower others.

Check out an excerpt from the article below: