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Dr. Glenn W. Cherry

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Profession

Category:
MedicalMakers
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Media Company Chief Executive
Veterinarian

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Purple
Favorite Food:
Barbecued Chicken
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Jamaica
Favorite Quote:
Hold Them In The Road.

Birthplace

Born:
6/2/1958
Birth Location:
Daytona Beach, Florida

Profession

Category:
MedicalMakers
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Media Company Chief Executive
Veterinarian

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Purple
Favorite Food:
Barbecued Chicken
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Jamaica
Favorite Quote:
Hold Them In The Road.

Birthplace

Born:
6/2/1958
Birth Location:
Daytona Beach
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Biography

Media company executive and veterinarian Glenn W. Cherry was born in Daytona Beach, Florida to Julia T. Cherry and Charles W. Cherry, Sr. His father founded the Florida Courier and Daytona Times, for which Cherry began selling advertising for in 1978. Cherry earned his B.S. degree in biology from Morehouse College in 1980 and his D.V.M. degree from Tuskegee University in 1984. He then served as a United States Air Force Captain from 1984 to 1988, as Chief of Public Health Service in the Netherlands and Turkey. Cherry was honorably discharged from reserve duty in 1991.

After his military service, Cherry worked in veterinary medicine as confidential assistant to the administrator of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, state veterinarian for the Maryland Racing Commission, supervisory veterinarian at the National Institutes of Health, and as biologist at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. From 1994 to 1998, Cherry worked in the Clinton Administration in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel as an executive search manager. Cherry has also served as chairman and chief executive officer of Global Health Professionals, Inc., a Florida-based non-profit organization.

In 1989, Cherry, along with his father and brother, purchased the WPUL-AM 1590 radio station in Daytona Beach, Florida. Cherry went on to purchase WCSZ-AM in Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina in 1996, and then WTMP-AM 1150 in Tampa, Florida in 1997, where he served as general manager until 2007.

In 2000, Cherry and his brother founded Tama Broadcasting, Inc., Florida’s largest privately held African American media group, and he served as its president and chief executive officer as well as a board director. Under Cherry’s leadership, Tama Broadcasting acquired Dade City, Florida’s WMGG-FM 96.1 in 2002 and changed its call letters to WTMP-FM. The company also expanded into the Jacksonville, Florida market with WHJX-FM, WSJF-FM, WJSJ-FM, and WOKF-FM. In 2004, acquisitions were made in the Savannah, Georgia market with WSSJ-FM, WMZD-FM, and WSGA-FM.

Cherry is married to Dr. Valerie Rawls Cherry. They have one son, Jamal.

Glenn Cherry was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on September 12, 2014.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry describes his mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry talks about the structural segregation of rural Georgia
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry remembers visiting his maternal grandmother, Emma Troutman
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry talks about his mother's education
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry describes his father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry talks about his father's upbringing
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry talks about his parents' college educations
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry describes his father's experiences at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry talks about his father's time in the U.S. Army
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry talks about the beginning of his father's career
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry describes his parents' personalities and who he takes after
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry lists his siblings
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry describes his earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry talks about his father's involvement with the Citizens Coordinating Committee
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry describes the importance of self-defense during the Civil Rights Movement
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry remembers witnessing the violent response to the Civil Rights Movement in 1960s Florida, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry remembers witnessing the violent response to the Civil Rights Movement in 1960s Florida, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry describes his family's social status in his early neighborhood
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry remembers his early schooling
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry remembers the assassination of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., pt. 1
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry remembers the assassination of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., pt. 2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry recalls protecting his mother and sister during the Civil Rights Movement
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry remembers his family's dogs
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry talks about aspiring to become a veterinarian, pt. 1
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry talks about aspiring to become a veterinarian, pt. 2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry recalls attending Campbell Street Junior High School in Daytona Beach, Florida
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry recalls attending Seabreeze High School in Daytona Beach, Florida
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry talks about balancing academics and extracurricular activities in high school
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry describes his decision to attend Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry remembers Benjamin Mays and Hugh Gloster
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry recalls his experiences at Morehouse College
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry talks about his influences at Morehouse College
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry remembers his instructor at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry describes his enrollment at Tuskegee Institute School of Veterinary Medicine, pt. 1
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry describes his enrollment at Tuskegee Institute School of Veterinary Medicine, pt. 2
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry remembers working to establish the Daytona Times with his family
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry recalls his experiences as a zookeeper at the Audobon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry remembers his influences at the Tuskegee School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry describes the racial barriers in equine surgery
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry recalls his decision to join the U.S. Air Force as a public health officer
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry describes his role at Soesterberg Air Base, pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry describes his role at Soesterberg Air Base, pt. 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry recalls his experiences in Izmir, Turkey
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry remembers being offered a position with the Maryland Racing Commission
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry remembers working for the Maryland Racing Commission
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry recalls his responsibilities at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry remembers working at the National Institutes of Health
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry describes his political appointment in the 1990s
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry recalls his appointment to the U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry talks about the expansion of his family's media ownership
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry recalls becoming the general manager of WTMP Radio
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry remembers his duties as general manager of WTMP Radio
  • Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry describes WTMP Radio's relationship to the Tampa, Florida community
  • Tape: 7 Story: 2 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry remembers his colleagues at WTMP Radio in Tampa, Florida
  • Tape: 7 Story: 3 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry recalls his transition to working full time in radio
  • Tape: 7 Story: 4 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry describes the obstacles for minorities entering into the broadcasting market, pt. 1
  • Tape: 7 Story: 5 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry describes the obstacles for minorities entering into the broadcasting market, pt. 2
  • Tape: 7 Story: 6 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry recalls the impact of the 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons his family's radio stations
  • Tape: 7 Story: 7 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry talks about the demise of black broadcasting companies, pt. 1
  • Tape: 7 Story: 8 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry talks about the demise of black broadcasting companies, pt. 2
  • Tape: 7 Story: 9 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry reflects upon the future of Tama Broadcasting
  • Tape: 8 Story: 1 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry describes his hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 8 Story: 2 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry reflects upon his family's legacy, pt. 1
  • Tape: 8 Story: 3 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry reflects upon his family's legacy, pt. 2
  • Tape: 8 Story: 4 - Dr. Glenn W. Cherry describes how he would like to be remembered