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Sheila L. Brown

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Sheila L. Brown

Sheila L. Brown, Manager and Principal Owner of Visions Multi-Media Group, LLC, is a visionary leader and a history-making business executive. Brown fulfilled her longtime dream of owning a radio station, becoming the first African-American female to do so in Buffalo, NY.

Brown's uncanny knack for securing clients' successes was evident from the moment she set foot inside WUFO studios in 1986 at the young age of 21. Hard-working, eager, and willing to learn, in a short period, she thrives, skyrocketing to the top of the sales pool at WUFO, outselling her colleagues and becoming Sales Manager. Brown's faith, determination, tenacity, and never-say-never attitude are responsible for the heights to which she has climbed in her career and business.

In the late 90s, Brown branched out, launching her own ad agency Visions Multi-Media Group (VMMG) which is the parent company of her business today. Although her business was thriving, the call to WUFO could not be quieted. In 2006, she returned to the station and was soon promoted to General Manager tackling the day-to-day operations of the 53-year-old legacy station. Her desire to one day own the station remained. Through prayer and preparation, that day has finally come.

Brown has big plans for WUFO which is now located in Broadway's Historic District. Future plans include expansion into television and print, broadening the influence of the award-nominated media enterprise, and bringing it up to date with the demands of the 21st century. Leveraging her extensive radio and television experience at Channel 4, WBLK, AM 1400, and through various partnerships with major corporations, Brown has the tools to grow and develop an influential media brand.

On October 29, 2015, Sheila Brown released her first book entitled "29 Years of Preparation" a guidebook to making your epic dream come true. In the book it talks about how Mrs. Brown fulfilled a longtime dream of owning a radio station, becoming the first African-American female to do so in Buffalo, New York. "29 Years of Preparation" helps get you started on the road to success with prayer and a guidebook to help your dreams come true. Building a career in the radio industry involves preparation, drive, and much faith according to Sheila L. Brown, In "29 Years of Preparation" you will see up close what it takes to achieve a new level of success.

Sheila was the recipient of the media award from the Black Achievers and in 2019, she was inducted into the Black Achiever Museum of Buffalo. In 2017, she was recognized by Buffalo Business First newspaper as the largest woman-owned business ranked by several local employees. For two consecutive years, in 2019 and 2020, she was ranked by Business First as one of the Top 125 Power Women in the Western New York Community.

In 2020, she received an Atlanta Radio & Record award. As an author, Sheila has created two new platforms on-air, one for authors, The Author's Academy, and the SLB Book Review radio program. The other is a live radio Talk Sow promoting community voices for business, awareness, and entertainment. In 2022, Sheila was inducted, the first African American, into the Buffalo Broadcaster Association. She is also the CEO and President of the WUFO Black Radio History Collective. The mission of the Collective is to preserve sixty-one years of WUFO's recorded history, past, present, and future.

Sheila recently expanded her brand by purchasing her second radio station in Atlanta Georgia, WIGO Pacesetter 1570am.

Mrs. Brown is the wife of Kenneth Brown, they have 3 children, and Mrs. Brown is the youngest of three siblings.