Barb Hughes Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who
Ms. Hughes has been endorsed by Marquis Who’s Who as a leader in the fields of radio broadcasting, modeling, voice talent and writing
PORTLAND, OR, September 01, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Barb Hughes with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Hughes celebrates many years’ experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Ms. Hughes has devoted her entire career to the very competitive field of journalism and broadcasting. Making her mark in the industry, she has excelled as a feature writer for Star News since 2020, where she notably contributes many of her own photographs for her stories. She has been active as a longtime co-founder and voice talent for Hughes/Taylor Company since 1990. A voice over and digital audio production company headquartered in Portland, Ms. Hughes works with clients to provide various types of services ranging from radio and television commercials to narrations, message-on-hold and voicemail.
Ms. Hughes began her career as a broadcasting announcer in 1979 at KWWW radio and in 1981 with KSLM Radio before accepting a position with Salem Media Group from 1985 to 1991. She further flourished with iHeart Media/Z100 on a part-time basis as a broadcaster, producer, music director and promoter from 1992 to 1995. A few years later, Ms. Hughes thrived with the Lighthouse Radio Group as a radio broadcaster and morning co-host from 2001 to 2010, with which she was responsible for much of the research that went into the program and was involved in writing and voicing weekly features.
Ms. Hughes was also recruited as a commercial model, voice talent and print model in a freelance capacity in Portland between 1995 and 2011 for Cusick’s Talent Agency, Erhart Talent and Ryan Artists. Earlier in her career, she garnered an impressive reputation in communications as an announcer for Station KWWW-AM in Wenatchee, Washington in 1979 as well as an announcer, religious editor and music director for Station KSLM-AM in Salem, Oregon, from 1981 to 1983. Prior to entering the field, Ms. Hughes taught piano in East Wenatchee from 1976 to 1979 and music with Kinder College Inc. in Portland from 1983 to 1985.
Taking advantage of every opportunity, Ms. Hughes was appointed as the music director for the radio show “Rock of Ages” in Portland. A writer and contributing editor for various publications, including The Beat, she was invited as a guest talk show host and guest editorialist for several other leaders in the industry. Ms. Hughes was even credited as a volunteer reader for an international Peabody Award-winning radio program “Open Door” and a master of ceremonies for national music acts in the Portland area on occasion.
Born in Washington, Ms. Hughes later studied at Western Baptist College, from which she earned an Associate of Arts in 1981. She recently obtained a positive psychology certification in 2015 as well. Supporting her professional endeavors, Ms. Hughes has been a member of Women in Communications, the Northwest Area Music Association, the Publishers Marketing Association, the Portland Music Association and Willamette Writers.
Lending support to her community, Ms. Hughes has found much success as the founder, executive director, and volunteer coordinator of Swap Positive, a business that supports community free-swap events of various types of second-hand clothing, accessories and household items, since 2011. She was recognized as a Western Baptist Music scholar and Eagles Past President scholar in 1979. A celebrated Marquis listee, Ms. Hughes has been cited in the second and third editions of Who’s Who in Entertainment, the 16th edition of Who’s Who of American Women, and the third edition of Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America.
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