On Friday, October 3rd, Radio One Founder and Chairperson Cathy Hughes will be recognized for her phenomenal career by The Living Legends Foundation (LLF) with the Icon Lifetime Achievement Award. This honor will be presented at the Taglyan Cultural Complex, located at 1201 North Vine Street in Los Angeles.
Other honorees include REVOLT CEO Keith Clinkscales, Nu-Opp Inc./COO Steve Harvey Radio Network COO Rushion McDonald, President of Motown Records and President of Urban Music Ethiopia Habtemarian, Billboard magazine Senior R&B Editor Gail Mitchell, Program Director of KJLH-FM Aundrae Russell, CEO of Electronic Urban Report (EURweb.com) Lee Bailey and Los Angeles radio station KJLH-FM.
About The Living Legends awards:
Those selected to be honored at the annual awards event are industry pioneers or professionals who are breaking new ground in the arenas of recorded music, broadcasting or any of the allied fields such as publicity, marketing and publishing, to name a few. “We are excited about this year’s awards ceremony on many levels,” says David Linton, Chairman of the Living Legends Foundation. “We have a stellar line-up of honorees, reflecting the ever changing landscape of the music and broadcast industries. We are also looking forward to being in Los Angeles, where the foundation had its beginning.” In 1991, record industry legends Ray Harris, Barbara Lewis and the late Jerry Boulding founded the Living Legends Foundation. Over the years, the organization has recognized and honored over 100 distinguished leaders in music, radio and retail. Past honorees include Clarence Avant, Antonio “LA” Reid, Charles Warfield, Sylvia Rhone, Stephen Hill, Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff, Quincy Jones, Larkin Arnold, Brenda Andrews, Jon Platt, the late Hal Jackson, the late Jack “The Rapper” Gibson and many others.