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About Inner City Broadcasting Corporation

Inner City Broadcasting Corporation ("ICBC"), founded in 1971 by Percy Sutton (an active civil rights leader) and a group of investors, owns and operates 17 radio stations in 7 cities including New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Ft. Lauderdale, Jackson (MS) and Columbia (SC). The company's stations primarily target African-American listeners with a variety of formats tailored to the local communities.

Inner City Broadcasting Corporation Headquarter Location

3 Park Avenue 41st Floor

New York, New York, 10016,

United States


Latest Inner City Broadcasting Corporation News


Jan 7, 2021

EST. 1971  The late politician, Tuskegee Airman, and civil rights activist purchased a single radio station in New York City in 1971 for $1.9 million and grew it into media conglomerate Inner City Broadcasting Corp.—one of the first such broadcasting entities owned by African Americans. Its model of R&B, talk radio, and community service would be replicated nationwide. A fixture on the legendary 125th Street as a young man, Sutton gave back to the community when he purchased a financially devastated Apollo Theater for $250,000 in 1981. After saving the famed venue, his company produced the hit TV show Showtime at the Apollo and other programming. Sutton also headed a group that owned The New York Amsterdam News, the second largest Black weekly newspaper in the country.

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