Cathy Hughes

*Cathy Hughes has been a part of the heartbeat of black radio for a long time.  She’s come a long way from one small radio station in Washington, D.C. at Howard University to her empire of now more than 50 radio stations throughout the U.S.

One of the most popular shows airing on her stations is Tom Joyner’s Morning show which reaches approximately 20 million per week.

She has been a lone crusader lately against the new legislation that John Conyers (D-Mi.) is supporting called the “Performance Rights Act.”

She is livid that she has to pay more to the record companies because of this bill that she knows the performers are not getting paid from.  (more…)