Successful Completion of the RAB/BMI Scholarship Program
Rising through the Ranks,
2010 Women in Radio Management & Leadership Training Seminar

2010 Rising Through the Ranks ClassNew York, New York – September 8, 2010 -- The Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), in conjunction with BMI and the Mentoring and Inspiring Women (MIW) in Radio Group, is pleased to announce the successful completion of the third annual Rising through the Ranks, Women in Radio Management & Leadership Training Program for 2010. Twenty five scholarships were handed out for the 2010 Women in Radio Management & Leadership Training Program at the BMI offices in Nashville, August 31-September 1.

Scholarship recipients were selected and awarded by the three organizations.  The two day course emphasized the specific needs of women in management roles, including enhancing their overall management knowledge and skills. 


Curriculum included practical and real world applications that managers can now utilize in the workplace. “I had a wonderful experience and learned so much on so many different levels,” said attendee”, said Taja Graham, Local Sales Manager, Emmis Communications, Indianapolis.  “I'm incredibly excited to get back to my market and station to put to use all of the lessons learned.  The program was invigorating, educational and most of all, inspiring.”   


“The idea of this program is to give women new ideas, tools, resources and a strong network of like-minded strong and talented professionals to help them excel in their current position, and prepare them for their next challenges,” noted Jeff Haley, President and CEO of the Radio Advertising Bureau. “We’re thrilled with this year’s turn out, and have great expectations for these scholarship recipients in the future.” 


"We are very grateful to BMI and the RAB for their generous support over the past three years with the RTTR Program," said Heidi Raphael, MIW Radio Group Spokesperson and Greater Media Vice President of Corporate Communication. "This program is yet another great example of the MIWs' commitment to promoting the advancement to women in senior positions in the radio industry.  We look forward to unveiling details for the 2011 Mildred Carter Mentoring Program in the coming weeks."


Since the BMI/RAB partnership began eight years ago, over 200 BMI-funded Scholarships for both FastStart Minority Program and the Rising Through The Ranks Workshop have been awarded.  The RAB Radio Training Academy in Dallas, Texas, and the Academy Off-Campus Extension Program offer a variety of sales and management courses at beginner and advanced levels.


This year’s Rising Through the Ranks graduates include:

Amy Arnett Treasure & Space Coast Radio
Linda Beaulieu Clear Channel
Ana Bermudez Bustos Media LLC
Jackie Campbell CBS Radio
Carrie Carano Reno Radio Representatives KWNZ
Wendy Davis Lincoln Financial Media
Darci Ewell Citadel Broadcasting
Taja Graham Emmis Communications
Jessica Hampton GoodRadio.TV
Jennifer Heneghen Columbia River Media Group
Gabrielle Higbie KZYR/ KBTB/ ESPN 1230/ KBCR/ Cool Radio
Pamela Homan Artistic Media Partners
Janet Jensen Withers Broadcasting
Andrea Johnson Clear Channel
Tifany Kayser Maverick Media
Teresa La Rue Bustos Media
Heather Loftis KTLO-KCTT
Wendy Lynch Forever Broadcasting
Valerie Miller Entravision Communications
Jennifer Morgan Journal Broadcast Group
Jessica Rodriquez Cumulus Media
Ashley Sanchez CBS Radio
Jennifer Singer Entercom
Allison Warren Entercom
Keriann Worley Clear Channel

About BMI

Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI) is an American performing right organization that represents more than 475,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music and more than 6.5 million works. BMI has represented the most popular and beloved music from around the world for 70 years. The U.S. corporation collects license fees from businesses that use music, which it then distributes as royalties to the musical creators and copyright owners it represents.


About MIW Radio Group

The MIW Radio Group consists of top-level Radio women across the country that are dedicated to using their influence and resources to help put more women in positions of leadership in Radio. For contact information for each MIW, along with interviews, articles and MIW presentations, or to join the MIW Network or learn about the MIW Mentoring Program, go to http://www.Radiomiw.com/.


About Radio Advertising Bureau

The Radio Advertising Bureau serves more than 6,000 member Radio stations in the U.S. and over 1,000 member networks, representative firms, broadcast vendors, and international organizations. RAB leads and participates in educational, research, sales, and advocacy programs that promote and advance Radio as a primary advertising medium.             


Media Contacts:


For the Radio Advertising Bureau:

Meghan Buonocore, Marketing & Communications Associate, Radio Advertising Bureau

212-681-7215; mbuonocore@rab.com


For BMI:

Jerry Bailey, Senior Director, Media Relations & Business Communications, BMI   

615-401-2825; JBailey@BMI.com


For the MIW Radio Group:

Heidi Raphael, VP of Corporate Communication, Greater Media, Inc.

781-348-8612; hraphael@greatermedia.com