Blue Chip Broadcasting's Ross Love Passes
August 10, 2010 at 4:49 PM (PT)
ROSS LOVE, a radio entrepreneur and owner of News/Talk WDBZ-A, (The Buzz)/CINCINNATI, died this morning . ROSS LOVE began his business career at PROCTER & GAMBLE, where he eventually rose to VP/marketing. In 1995 he and a group of investors formed BLUE CHIP BROADCASTING, bought a failing black-owned radio station and turned it into WIZF (100.9 THE WIZ), which is now an Urban station owned by RADIO ONE.
Within the next six years BLUE CHIP purchased 19 radio stations, mostly in the Midwest. At that time it was the largest black-owned radio broadcasting company in AMERICA. LOVE sold all of his stations except WDBZ-A in 2001. LOVE retained ownership of BLUE CHIP BROADCASTING and changed the name to BLUE CHIP ENTERPRISES, a company which invested in and provided guidance and counsel to African-American owned start-up companies. ROSS LOVE was 64, Funeral arrangements are pending.