Laughter, And Graciousness, From An Urban Legend


LAS VEGAS — In an emotional 14-minute acceptance speech in which she was “just so, so honored to be here this morning,” Cathy Hughes — the founder and chairperson of the publicly traded company now known as Urban One — graciously accepted the 2018 Lowry Mays Excellence in Broadcasting Award from the Broadcasters Foundation of America.

She began her comments by noting how, on Tuesday night, she sat at a dinner hosted by music rights organization BMI next to Emmis Communications founder and CEO Jeff Smulyan. 

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