From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Henry, Ragan A.

(born: 1934  -  died: 2008) 

Ragan A. Henry was born in Sadieville, KY, the son of Augustus and Ruby Henry. He was an African American pioneer in radio and television station ownership. In 1993, the Regan Henry Group was responsible for 26 owned and leased radio stations, including WRDW-FM. He also published The National Leadership newspaper and in 1989, became president of Broadcast Enterprises National, Inc., and was a partner of the law firm Wolf, Black, Schorr, and Solis-Cohen.

Henry spent much of his life in Philadelphia, PA. He earned an A.B. degree at Harvard College in 1956 and an L.L.B. from Harvard Law School in 1961. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was also an art collector.

For more see Ragan A. Henry, radio pioneer & art connoisseur, 11/12/2018 (online at; The Negro Almanac, 4th-9th eds.; Who's Who in Entertainment; J. A. Gambardello, "A Pioneering media mogul and lawyer," The Philadelphia Inquirer, 8/8/2008, Obituaries section, p. A01; Ragan A. Henry (1934-2008) at Find-a-Grave.

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NKAA Source: Philadelphia inquirer (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Who's who in entertainment
NKAA Source: The Negro almanac
NKAA Source: The National leadership (newspaper)

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