Alliance for Women in Media Leaders Named “Most Influential Women in Radio”

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"Radio Ink" Recognizes Radio’s Most Accomplished Women

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The Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) is pleased to announce that eight members of AWM’s leadership were featured on Radio Ink’s 2013 Most Influential Women in Radio List (MIW). Now in its fourteenth year, the MIW list recognizes and celebrates women succeeding at high levels in radio.

“AWM is proud to be represented by our talented Board Members, President, and an Honorary Trustee on the 2013 Most Influential Women in Radio List,” said AWM Chair, Kay Olin. “AWM owes its success to this high caliber of successful women working across all forms of media who are leading our organization.”

“It is especially gratifying is to see these eight women recognized as MIW’s this year. In addition to their professional accomplishments, they are actively sharing their influence and their knowledge through leadership roles in AWM,” remarked Deborah Parenti, EVP/Radio, Streamline Publishing, parent company of Radio Ink. “That’s a positive development for women in media everywhere.”

The AWM leadership included in the 2013 Most Influential Women in Radio list are:

Caroline Beasley, AWM Honorary Trustee
EVP/CFO, Beasley Broadcast Group

Valerie K. Blackburn, AWM Immediate Past Chair
General Manager, KFWB-AM / KFWB Asset Trust
Market Controller, CBS Radio / Los Angeles

Michelle Duke, AWM Director
Vice President, NAB Education Foundation

Erin M. Fuller, AWM President

Carol Hanley, AWM Director
EVP/Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

Kay Olin, AWM Chair
President, Local Focus Radio

Keisha Sutton-James, AWM Director
Vice President, ICBC Broadcast Holdings Inc.

Christine Travaglini, AWM Director
President, Christal Radio/Katz Radio Group

The complete list of the 2013 Most Influential Women in Radio is featured in the June 17 issue of Radio Ink. In this special issue, the MIWs share career advice, personal stories, and lessons learned on how to be successful in today’s highly competitive radio workforce.

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About the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM):

The Alliance for Women in Media advances the influence and impact of women in all forms of media. AWM is a diverse community – whether type of media, job or global location – that facilitates industry-wide collaboration, education, and innovation. Established in 1961 as American Women in Radio & Television (AWRT), AWM is the longest-established professional association dedicated to advancing women in media and entertainment. AWM harnesses the promise, passion and power of women in all forms of media to empower career development, engage in thought leadership, and drive positive change for our industry and societal progress.

About the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation:

The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (formerly known as The Foundation of American Women in Radio & Television) supports and promotes educational programs, charitable activities, public service campaigns and scholarships to benefit the public, the electronic media and allied fields. The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation has created partnerships and joint-initiatives with the National Middle School Association, the Emma Bowen Foundation, the American Red Cross and other organizations that are philosophically aligned with the mission of the Foundation. The Foundation also supports Empowering America®, an initiative which pays tribute to many of America’s most pioneering and inspiring women. Through this program, the Foundation provides Empowering America® educational collateral to needy urban middle schools around the country. The Foundation also produces nationally acclaimed recognition programs, including the Gracie Awards®, a live gala that honors exemplary programming created for, by, and about women.

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