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98. Melody Spann-Cooper

Melody Spann-Cooper

AGE: 47
OCCUPATION: President, Midway Broadcasting Corporation

Spann-Cooper controls a vital platform for Chicago’s black community as the owner and head of the city’s only African American–backed talk-radio station—a fact not lost on leaders in business, politics, and grassroots organizations, who regularly seek her out as a partner.

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