Boston, MA (July 25th, 2011): The Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) Group is pleased to announce Hubbard Broadcasting Chair Ginny Morris has been named the recipient of the 3rd annual Trailblazer Award.
She will be recognized on stage on Wednesday, September 14th during the Opening Remarks and Welcome Keynote session at the 2011 Radio Show in Chicago, Illinois.
The Trailblazer Award is presented each year to a woman who has "blazed new trails" for women in the radio industry.
"Ginny's stellar leadership, combined with her outstanding character, savvy business sense and continued success 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.
Morris, a third generation broadcaster is the Chair of Hubbard Radio, LLC. Since April 2011, Hubbard Radio operates 21 radio stations in Chicago, Washington DC, Minneapolis-St. Paul, St. Louis, and Cincinnati.
While still in college in 1982, she began working in the promotion department of their flagship TV station, KSTP-TV. Morris started with special projects and promotional events and eventually became the manager of that department in 1985.
In July 1990, she was asked to take on the challenge of managing KSTP-AM, the original holding of the Hubbard Family's broadcasting business (originally licensed as WAMD in 1923). It was in that role that Morris developed her true passion for and interest in the radio business. In May 1995, Morris added KSTP-FM (KS95) to her duties, becoming President and General Manager of both KSTP radio properties.
Having had success with developing local talent for KSTP-AM, the company began syndicating it's talent on a regional basis and formed a new company, the Hubbard Radio Network in August 1999. The Hubbard Radio Network works with 26 affiliates throughout the Upper Midwest and continues to add stations.
Hubbard Radio purchased WIXK-AM/FM in New Richmond, Wisconsin, in December 2000. In June 2002, WIXK-FM was moved to the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The format was changed to a new type of Talk Radio, and is now referred to as myTalk107.1. myTalk107.1 is one of the first, if not the only, FM talk station in the country building talk programming for women. WIXK-AM continues to operate in New Richmond.
A former Chair of the NAB Radio Board, she currently serves on the Executive Committee of the RAB (Radio Advertising Bureau) and serves on the board of BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.) and the Library of American Broadcasting.
An active member of the Twin City community, her current and former civic board experience includes Chairing the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. Morris also currently serves on the boards of MinnCann and St. Thomas Academy.
About the MIW Radio Group:
The MIWs are dedicated 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.
About the Radio Show
The 2011 Radio Show, produced by the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), will be held September 14-16 in Chicago. This year's show brings radio broadcasters and industry colleagues together to share knowledge, discover the latest innovations, network with industry leaders and explore creative business strategies to help radio flourish in the digital age. To learn more about the 2011 Radio Show, visit www.radioshowweb.com.
News media interested in covering the Radio Show should contact Shauna Jones: firstname.lastname@example.org at 202-429-5350.
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