Radio One: Cathy Hughes We're hard at work planning our upcoming live show, so we bring you this favorite from the last year: Radio One. As a kid, Cathy Hughes practiced her DJ routine while her siblings banged on the bathroom door. As an adult, she founded Radio One—now Urban One—the country's largest African-American owned broadcasting company. PLUS in our postscript "How You Built That," we check back with Mike Butera, whose digital Instrument One raised a million dollars on Kickstarter.
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Radio One: Cathy Hughes

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Radio One: Cathy Hughes

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Radio One: Cathy Hughes

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We're hard at work planning our upcoming live show, so we bring you this favorite from the last year: Radio One. As a kid, Cathy Hughes practiced her DJ routine while her siblings banged on the bathroom door. As an adult, she founded Radio One—now Urban One—the country's largest African-American owned broadcasting company. PLUS in our postscript "How You Built That," we check back with Mike Butera, whose digital Instrument One raised a million dollars on Kickstarter.

Radio One founder Cathy Hughes. She is the second richest African-American woman in the country. Andrew Holder for NPR hide caption

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Radio One founder Cathy Hughes. She is the second richest African-American woman in the country.

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