In that short time, Hughes had taken annual revenues at the station from 0,000 to more than .5 million. Almost 15 years later, launched TV One, a network targeting African-American adults and presently available in some 38 million households.
How were you able to grow both as independent companies and compete against huge broadcasting corporations?
When you’re community-based, your audience knows that you’re different than a facility that’s there just to entertain them.
So you have a different relationship, a more meaningful relationship.
“Mogul” in its present overuse, is like the retired boxer of dictionary words: it used to pack a lot of punch, but now it’s gotten kind of flaccid and nondescript.
Cathy Hughes doesn’t care much for the term either, especially when it’s being used to describe her. I hate that title because I’m still very much a work in progress,” she insists.