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2012

DETAILS UNVEILED FOR 2013 MIW RADIO GROUP
MILDRED CARTER MENTORING PROGRAM
Qualified Candidates Encouraged to Apply

Boston, MA (December 6, 2012):b The Mentoring & Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) Group has announced details for the 2013 Mildred Carter Mentoring Program.

This is the 12th year of the mentoring program, which matches up-and-coming women in the radio industry with female professionals who are leaders in all aspects of radio.

Applications can be accessed here. "This is a wonderful opportunity for mentees to gain valuable insight, knowledge and access to some of the most influential women in radio," said Lindsay Cerajewski, Chair of the 2013 MIW Radio Group's Mentoring committee and General Sales Manager at CBS Radio’s WUSN-FM in Chicago. “We look forward to another outstanding program in the new year."

A total of three candidates from the radio broadcasting industry will be selected for the 2013 program. For mentee criteria and instructions on how to apply, please go here. The deadline is Friday, December 21, 2012.

The program is named in the memory of Mildred Carter, who, along with her husband, Andrew "Skip" Carter, founded the first African American owned radio station in the U.S. in 1950, when they turned on KPRS Kansas City, Missouri. Mrs. Carter ran the Carter Broadcast Group for many years after the death of Skip Carter, before turning over control of the company to her grandson, Michael Carter in 1987.

About the MIW Radio Group:
The Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio group consists of top-level radio women across the country that are dedicated to using their influence and resources to help women in radio develop strong management and leadership skills. The group is equally committed to advocating the advancement of women to senior positions broadcasting.

Beasley Broadcast Group's Caroline Beasley Named Recipient of 4th Annual MIW Radio Group Frances Preston Trailblazer Award

- Renamed in 2012 the "Frances Preston Trailblazer Award" in Honor of Esteemed MIW-

BOSTON, MA (August 15, 2012) - The Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) Group is pleased to announce Beasley Broadcast Group's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Caroline Beasley has been named the recipient of the 4th annual MIW Radio Group Trailblazer Award, renamed in 2012 the "Frances Preston Trailblazer Award." Ms. Beasley will be recognized on stage on Wednesday, September 19th during the Opening Remarks and Welcome Keynote session at the 2012 Radio Show in Dallas, Texas.

The Trailblazer Award is presented each year to a woman who has "blazed new trails" for women in the radio industry. It is being renamed in 2012 the "Frances Preston Trailblazer Award" in honor BMI's longtime president and CEO. Not only was Frances Preston one of the earliest members of the MIW Radio Group, through her support BMI became- and remains today - an advocate of the group's mentoring efforts. Frances founded BMI's Nashville office, was the first female executive in the country music industry and rose through the ranks to become the New York-based BMI president for 18 years before retiring in 2004. Frances Preston passed June 13th, 2012 at the age of 83.

"Caroline Beasley's outstanding leadership and commitment to the radio broadcasting industry and Beasley Broadcast Group made her the perfect choice to receive this coveted honor," said MIW Radio Group Spokesperson and Greater Media Vice President of Corporate Communication Heidi Raphael.

With a respect for tradition and an extraordinary talent for business and finance, Caroline Beasley has played a major role in shaping the company founded in 1961 by her father, Chairman and CEO George G. Beasley. Today Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. owns and operates 43 stations (27 FM and 16 AM) located in eleven large- and mid-size markets in the United States. Entering the family business in 1983, Caroline held various finance positions at both the station and corporate level prior to being named vice president and chief financial officer in 1994. In 2005, she was promoted to executive vice president and in this expanded role oversees all corporate finance activities, including financial analysis related to the company's acquisitions, divestitures and swaps of radio stations, as well as the company's credit and investment banking relationships.

A member of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Board of Directors since 2005, Caroline is the Immediate Past Chairman of the Radio Board, has served as the Radio Board's 1st and 2nd Vice-Chairman and continues today to serve the NAB's Executive Committee. Additionally, Caroline is a trustee of the National Association of Broadcasters Political Action Committee. Honored by Radio INK magazine as one of the "40 Most Powerful People in Radio" in 2011 and 2012, Caroline has also been recognized in the magazine's "Most Influential Women in Radio" listing every year since 2003.

 

Congratulations to MIW Erica Farber
Giants of Broadcasting Honorees for 2012

Awards go to Norman Lear, George Beasley, Ted Turner, Erica Farber, Andy Rooney, Sir Howard Stringer,
Don Cornelius, Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer

The 10th annual staging of the GIANTS OF BROADCASTING, a yearly event sponsored by the LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BROADCASTING and celebrating distinguished leadership or performance in television and radio, is scheduled for OCTOBER 18 in New York's Grand Hyatt Hotel.

ERICA FARBER, is credited with being the first woman to become general manager of a major-market radio station (RKO's WROR-FM Boston in 1976, a post that led to the vice presidency-general managership of WXLO-FM New York). Farber has been knocking them out of the radio park ever since, entering the station representation market at McGavren Guild in 1980 and being named VP/GM of the radio marketing division of the parent company, Interep, just three years later. In 1992 she left Interep to join Radio & Records as executive VP of sales and marketing. She was promoted to chief operating officer in 1994 and publisher and CEO in 1996. In 2009, after completing the due diligence process for, and subsequent acquisition of, the publishing company by the Nielsen Company, she founded The Farber Connection LLC, dedicated to building an internet-based information company. She has held a number of positions in industry organizations, among them AWRT and PROMAX, the latter as chairperson, and is a past president of the Country Radio Broadcasters. Farber joined the Radio Advertising Bureau as executive VP in 2011 and became president and CEO this year, charged with leading a renaissance of the $17 billion-plus radio industry, which had suffered revenue declines in recent years.

The LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BROADCASTING (LAB) — located at the University of Maryland — is entering its 41st year serving as the national information resource for the radio and television industries and the academic communities that rely upon it for depth and expertise.

Previous honorees include industry founders Guglielmo Marconi, David Sarnoff of RCA and NBC, William S. Paley and Frank Stanton of CBS, Leonard Goldenson of ABC, Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Ken Burns, Johnny Carson, Katie Couric, Brian Williams, Christiane Amanpour, Lowry Mays and Tim Russert.

TICKETS: Reservativos for tablas and individual tickets to the event may be arranged through Jessica Wolin at 212-685-4233 or by e-mail at jessicawolin@gmail.com.

2011 GENDER ANAYLYS STUDY RELEASED BY MIWs

Boston, MA (5/21/12): According to the latest MIW Gender Analysis Study released by the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio Group (MIWs), out of 11,226 AM and FM radio stations accounted for by MStreet Publications as of December 31, 2011, 1807 or 16.6% have women holding the GM position in 2011. That number is up slightly from 2010 which was 16.1% and shows continued growth from 2004, seven years ago when the percentage was only 14.9. The annual study is complied, analyzed and released by the MIWs from information provided by *MStreet Publications.


The good news is the trend in the top 100 markets are showing upward movement in 2011 17.4% of stations in these markets were managed by women, compared to 16.7% in 2010. Overall the best management opportunities for women continue to be in Sales Management although there’s been essentially only a minor change for the seven years between 2004 and 2011. In 2011, 30.5% of all stations had women SMs, up slightly from last year. In the top 100 markets, 32.1% of the stations had women SMs, also up slightly from last year.


The greatest challenge for women in radio management continues to be as programmers: women still only program 11.1% of all stations which compares to 10.7% six years ago. In the top 100 markets, women are not doing much better, programming just 9.6% of all stations.


The MIWs have been analyzing and publishing these gender numbers for the past twelve years,” commented Heidi Raphael, spokesperson on behalf of the MIW Radio Group and vice president of Corporate Communication at Greater Media. “It is very encouraging to see the percentages consistently increase. We look forward to seeing those numbers continue to grow on a larger scale in the future.”
The MIW group of top-level radio women across the country is committed to using their influence and resources to support women in radio to develop strong management and leadership skills. The MIWs are equally committed to advocating the advancement of women to senior positions in radio companies and corporations.


*All information provided by MStreet Publications is subject to the limitations of data provided by radio companies. The analysis is dependent upon the accuracy and completeness of the MStreet data as of December 2011.

2011 Gender Analysis Study

Press Release - February 8, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MENTEES SELECTED FOR THE 2012 MIW RADIO GROUP
MILDRED CARTER MENTORING PROGRAM

Boston, MA (February 8, 2012): The Mentoring & Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) Group has announced the mentees chosen to participate in the 2012 MILDRED CARTER MIW GROUP Mentoring Program.

* Danielle Outlaw, VP Sales & DOSNeuhoff Media Springfield, IL
* Erica Pefferman, DOSZimmer Radio Group Columbia, MO
* Jacquelyn Rose Bullerman, Digital Media ManagerArbitron Columbia, MD

This is the tenth year of the mentoring program, launched in 2002, which matches women in the radio industry with female professionals who are leaders in all aspects of radio. To date, the Program has successfully worked with a total of 23 mentees.

"We had an outstanding diverse group of women apply this year, which made the decision to narrow to only 3 very difficult" said Lindsay Cerajewski, spokesperson for the MIW Radio Group Mildred Carter Mentoring and General Sales Manager of CBS Radio's WUSN-FM in Chicago, Illinois. "This program would not be possible without the MIWs’ commitment and dedication and should serve as an inspiration to everyone in the radio industry."

The program is named in the memory of Mildred Carter, who, along with her husband, Andrew "Skip" Carter, founded the first African American owned radio station in the U.S. in 1950, when they turned on KPRS Kansas City, Missouri. Mrs. Carter ran the Carter Broadcast Group for many years after the death of Skip Carter, before turning over control of the company to her grandson, Michael Carter in 1987.

About the MIW Radio Group:

The Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio group consists of top-level radio women across the country who are dedicated to using their influence and resources to help women in radio develop strong management and leadership skills. The group is equally committed to advocating the advancement of women to senior positions broadcasting. For more information, please visit www.RadioMIW.com.

 

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