Melody Spann Cooper '82

Melody Spann Cooper ‘82 is chairwoman of Midway Broadcasting Corporation, a best-in-class African-American-owned media boutique whose properties include WVON 1690 AM - the oldest Black-oriented radio station in Chicago - and WRLL 1450 AM, Chicago’s Home for Hispanic Independent Broadcasters. After purchasing the company in 1999, Melody joined the elite ranks of America’s female broadcast owners. In 2019, Melody published her first book, The Girlfriend’s Guide to Closing the Deal, a semi-autobiographical work about finding her voice in a male-dominated industry. Melody’s broadcast media and business achievements have been recognized and celebrated by numerous organizations.


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