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Dyana Williams, Frank Ski and More Named Living Legends Honorees

Living Legends Foundation announces 2019 honorees.

When the Living Legends Foundation convenes its Annual Awards Dinner and Gala on Oct. 4, the organization will salute 10 honorees.

This year’s honorees slate includes: Influence Entertainment CEO Dyana Williams (Lifetime Achievement Award), WVEE (V-103) Atlanta air personality Frank Ski and Core Communications president/CEO Steve Hegwood (both receiving the Jerry Boulding Radio Executive Award), eOne Entertainment Group vp of promotion Maurice White (Music Label Executive Award), BYOB (Be Your Own Brand) founder/creator Sheila Coates (Entrepreneur Award), Unlimited Contacts president/CEO Dedra N. Tate (second recipient of the Mike Bernardo Executive Award), BRE (Black Radio Exclusive) founder/publisher Sidney Miller (A.D. Washington Chairman’s Award), Service Broadcasting Group (SBG) owner Hymen Childs (Broadcast Icon Award), RCA Inspiration senior vp/GM Phil Thornton (Gospel Music Executive Award) and W&W Public Relations senior vp Karen Lee (Media Executive Award).

The 2019 Living Legends Awards Dinner and Gala, chaired by Chew Entertainment partners/husband-and-wife team Ray Chew and Vivian Scott Chew, will be held at the Taglyan Cultural Complex in Hollywood. Radio personality DeDe McGuire of the syndicated DeDe in the Morning show returns as host.


Frank Ski
Frank Ski Courtesy of Living Legends Foundation

“The board of directors is proud to continue its tradition of recognizing the greatest in the music and record industries,” said Living Legends Foundation chairman David C. Linton in announcing the event. “We continue to raise the bar and celebrate the unsung heroes of our industry who have helped to lay the foundation for black music, black artists and black executives of the 20th and 21st century. We remain steadfast in our efforts to raise much-needed funds to assist the less fortunate among us.”