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Firm Is Cited By Forbes Magazine

By ROBERT E. BARNES Special to the Chronicle

NEW YORK--In the most recent edition of Forbes magazine, Perry Publishing & Broadcasting was cited as among the nation’s largest urban radio station owners. The magazine’s story was about the significance of urban radio stations are in terms of advertising potential for businesses. The May 25 edition of the premium business publication identified the Oklahoma City communications company as number 8 in a list of 10 largest urban radio companies. Perry Publishing & Broadcasting owns 22 radio stations, with 15 of them in Oklahoma, two in Arkansas and five in Georgia. iHeart Media was listed as No. 1, Urban One was No. 2 on the list and Cumius Media Holdings was No. 3. The No. 4 radio owning company was Entercom, No. 5 was Alpha Media and No. 6 was Cox Media Group. No. 7 was Townsquare Media. The Berkley Media Group was ranked No. 9 and the Black Crow Media Group was ranked No. 10. The piece in Forbes shows the top markets for urban radio, highlights the power players in the format and shows how what the author calls “black radio” helped shape American ...To Read More...subscribe to the blackchronicle newspaper