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Founded Year

1971

Stage

Acquired | Acquired

Total Raised

$55M

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

212-447-1000

Latest Inner City Broadcasting Corporation News

PERCY SUTTON

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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