Dewey Hughes was born in Washington, D.C.. Hughes was introduced to Petey Greene by his older brother Milo at Lorton Reformatory and hired Greene to work as a disc jockey at WOL. Hughes also worked as co-producer and director of Greene's television talk show Petey Greene's Washington from 1976 to 1982. Greene succumbed to liver cancer on January 10, 1984. 
Hughes purchased WOL-AM in Washington which became the cornerstone of the Radio One Network. He went on to win 10 Emmy Awards as a producer/director for an NBC affiliate.
- Neely Tucker (20 August 2007). "Left Out of the Picture". The Washington Post. Retrieved 31 March 2009.
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