Press Releases 2011 Press Release - September 15, 2011

DATE: September 15, 2011

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Heidi Raphael


Qualified Candidates Encouraged to Apply

(Boston, MA) September 16, 2011: The Mentoring & Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) Group has announced details for the 2012 Mildred Carter Mentoring Program.

This is the 11th 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.

"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 2012 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 2012."

A total of three candidates from the radio broadcasting industry will be selected for the 2012 program. For mentee criteria and instructions on how to apply, please click here. The deadline is Friday October 28, 2011.

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.

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 MIWs are equally committed to advocating the advancement of women to senior positions broadcasting.