It’s not often that school buildings are named after people who are still alive, but such an honor has been bestowed on Radio One founder and chair Cathy Hughes. Howard University in Washington, D.C., was slated this past Sunday (Oct. 16) to rename its School of Communications in honor of the veteran communications executive during an unveiling ceremony and celebratory brunch, according to the company.
Radio One-owned cable network TV One will join in the festivities today (Monday, Oct. 17) by airing an interview with Hughes on NewsOne Now, its morning show. On Tuesday, the network will follow up with Cathy Hughes One on One: A NewsOne Special, with Hughes talking with Roland S. Martin about the joys and challenges of building a media empire.
On Wednesday (Oct. 18), TV One will telecast an eight-hour marathon of Hughes’s talk show series One on One With Cathy Hughes, featuring her interviews with figures such as President Obama and actress Taraji P. Henson.
Radio One will note Hughes’s accomplishment by having her appear on many of the urban media company’s nationally syndicated radio shows, including Russ Parr Morning Show, Rickey Smiley Morning Show, The D.L. Hughley Show, Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Ed Lover Show and Get Up Mornings With Erica Campbell.