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Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Radio Station Owner

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Green, Pink
Favorite Food:
None
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Anywhere
Favorite Quote:
I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me.

Birthplace

Born:
4/24/1948
Birth Location:
Lexington, Alabama

Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Radio Station Owner

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Green, Pink
Favorite Food:
None
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Anywhere
Favorite Quote:
I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me.

Birthplace

Born:
4/24/1948
Birth Location:
Lexington
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Biography

Radio station owner Carol Moore Cutting was born on April 24, 1948 in Livingston, Alabama. She was raised in an educational family and a close-knit community. Cutting enrolled at Tuskegee University in 1965 and graduated from there in 1969 with her B.A. degree in secondary education. She went on to attend graduate school at Springfield Community College and graduated from there in 1971 with her M.A. degree in community leadership.

Upon graduation, Cutting moved to New England. In September of 1971, she received her official license from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). In 1984, Cutting applied for a construction permit for 106.3 but was challenged by an existing broadcaster who applied to operate on the same frequency. She then became the owner and general manager of Cutting Edge Broadcasting, Inc., making her the first African American woman in Massachusetts to operate a radio station. After eight years of litigation and several technical delays, Cutting was granted the construction permit and her station, WEIB - 106.3 Smooth FM, tested for broadcast with the FCC in 1999. Cutting was also appointed as an independent director of United Financial BanCorp. in 2001. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA) and she has served on many committees and boards including the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, WGBY, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst Amherst Fine Arts Center, the American Heart Association, and National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB) where served as the Northeastern Regional Representative.

Cutting has been recognized for her community service and her entrepreneurship with many honors, such as the “Woman of the Year,” “Businesswoman of the Year,” and other similar awards. She was inducted into the Springfield Technical Community College’s Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame; and, in 2000, she received the Business Woman of Distinction award.

Cutting has been married for forty-three years to Dr. Gerald B. Cutting. They have two children, Alysia Cutting and Darrel Cutting, and six grandchildren.

Carol Moore Cutting was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on April 28, 2013.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Carol Cutting's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Carol Cutting lists her favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Carol Cutting describes her mother's family background, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Carol Cutting describes her mother's family background, pt. 2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Carol Cutting describes her mother's family background, pt. 3
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Carol Cutting describes her father's family background, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Carol Cutting describes her father's background, pt. 2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Carol Cutting describes her parents' personalities and who she takes after
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Carol Cutting talks about her sister
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Carol Cutting talks about her mother's desire to have a college education
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Carol Cutting talks about living with her grandparents on their farm
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Carol Cutting describes the sights, sounds, and smells of her childhood
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Carol Cutting describes the sights, sounds, and smells of her childhood, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Carol Cutting describes her childhood experience attending a country Baptist church
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Carol Cutting describes her experiences attending school, pt.1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Carol Cutting describes her experiences attending school, pt 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Carol Cutting talks about her childhood desire to learn
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Carol Cutting talks about her childhood experience with the radio
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Carol Cutting describes her childhood aspirations
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Carol Cutting talks about her high school mentors
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Carol Cutting describes the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama, pt. 1
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Carol Cutting talks about the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama, pt. 2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Carol Cutting talks about the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama, pt. 3
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Carol Cutting describes her experience at Tuskegee University, pt. 1
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Carol Cutting describes her experience at Tuskegee University, pt. 2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Carol Cutting describes her experience at Tuskegee University, pt. 3
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Carol Cutting talks describes her experience at Tuskegee University and Tom Joyner who also attended there
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Carol Cutting talks about her initial reaction to Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Carol Cutting describes the black community in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Carol Cutting talks about her initial experience with radio in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Carol Cutting describes her search for her own FM frequency and broadcasting license, pt. 1
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Carol Cutting describes her search for her own FM frequency and broadcasting license, pt. 2
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Carol Cutting talks about the legal battle over her radio frequency, pt. 1
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Carol Cutting talks about the legal battle over her radio frequency, pt. 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Carol Cutting talks about the construction of her radio station, pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Carol Cutting talks about the construction of her radio station, pt. 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Carol Cutting talks about the adult jazz format of her radio station
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Carol Cutting talks about the adult jazz format of her radio station, pt. 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Carol Cutting talks about the deregulation of radio, pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Carol Cutting talks about the deregulation of radio, pt. 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Carol Cutting reflects upon the importance of perseverance, pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Carol Cutting reflects upon the importance of perseverance, pt. 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Carol Cutting describes her hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Carol Cutting reviews her life and whether she would have done anything differently
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Carol Cutting reflects upon her legacy
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Carol Cutting describes her responsibilities at the radio station
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Carol Cutting talks about her radio station's listeners
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Carol Cutting talks about her employees at the radio station
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Carol Cutting talks about how she would like to be remembered