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2013

2012 GENDER ANALYSIS STUDY RELEASED BY MIWs

Boston, MA ( May 30, 2013): According to the latest MIW Gender Analysis Study released by the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio Group (MIWs), out of 11,253 AM and FM radio station, accounted for by MStreet Publications as of December 31, 2012, 1936 or 17.7% have women holding the GM position in 2012. This is positive news for women as that number is up over a full percentage point from 2011 which was 16.6% and shows continued growth from 2004, eight years ago when the percentage was only 14.9%. The annual study is compiled, analyzed and released by the MIWS from information provided by *MStreet Publications.

The disappointing news in the top 100 markets is it is showing some downward movement. In 2012 16.8% of stations in these markets were managed by women, compared to 17.4% in 2011. Overall the best management opportunities for women continue to be in Sales Management although there's been essentially only a minor change for the last eight years. In 2012 31% of all stations had women SMs, up a half a percentage point from last year. And in the top 100 markets 30.3% of the stations had women SMs, down slightly from last year.

The greatest challenge for women in radio management continues to be as programmers. Women currently only program 11.3% of all stations which compares to 10.7% seven years ago. In the top 100 markets women have made some real improvement, programming 11.8% of all stations which compares to only 9.6% in 2011.

The MIWs have been analyzing and publishing these gender numbers for the past thirteen years commented Heidi Raphael, spokesperson on behalf of the MIW Radio Group. "While we are happy to have made strides in some areas, our ultimate goal is to see the numbers increase at a faster pace across the board, especially in the area of programming."

The MIW Radio 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. Contact for MIWs, support tips, articles and mentoring tips may also be found at www.radiomiw.com, the MIW website.

*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 2012.

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Gender Analysis Study

MENTEES SELECTED FOR THE 2013 MIW RADIO GROUP
MILDRED CARTER MENTORING PROGRAM

Boston, MA (April 2, 2013): The Mentoring & Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) Group has announced the mentees chosen to participate in the 2013 MILDRED CARTER MIW GROUP Mentoring Program.

* Tricia Gallenbeck, DOS Beasley, Fayetteville, NC

* Michelle Mitchell, On Air Personality Neuhoff, Springfield, IL

* Shelly Easton, Program Director Beasley, Philadelphia, PA

* Jules Riley, Program Director Bonneville, Phoenix, AZ

This is the eleventh 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 number of women apply this year, which made the decision to narrow to only 4 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.

 

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