Broadcaster Percy Sutton passes at 89


Percy Sutton, 89, died the day after Christmas, December 26, 2009.  Our friend Sherman K. Kizart wrote about Sutton: “The passing of Percy Sutton on last Saturday evening is clearly the example of the loss of a giant. Mr. Sutton, as I would reverently, respectfully, and compassionately address him was one of my great heroes. Mr. Sutton helped to tranform the lives of African Americans in politics, civil rights, and media.He did it with class, dignity, intelligence, warmth, compassion, wit,  humility, and a common touch.”

Sutton was a pioneer in all forms of life, from civil rights to lawyer and of course media mogul and a broadcaster. Mr. Sutton successfully established Inner City Broadcasting Corporation as one of the premier broadcasting and cable companies in the country. Inner City Broadasting remains one of the leading African American broadcasting companies with radio stations from New York to San Francisco.