Details unveiled for 2017 “Mildred Carter" MIW Radio Group Mentoring Program

- Qualified Candidates Encouraged to Apply -

Naples, FL, December 7, 2016: The Mentoring & Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) Group is pleased to announce the opening of the application window for the 2017 Mildred Carter Mentoring Program. Now in its 16th year, this notable experience pairs up-and-coming women who currently work in the radio industry with female professionals recognized as leaders in all aspects of radio broadcasting and media.  

"This provides a wonderful opportunity for mentees to gain valuable insight, knowledge and access to some of the most influential women in radio," says Lindsay Cerajewski, chair of the 2017 MIW Radio Group's Mentoring Committee and Director, Partnership Marketing and Branded Content for Emmis Digital in Chicago.

MIW Spokeswoman Kay Olin adds, “As always, the MIWs anticipate another outstanding program in 2017. It is very rewarding to watch our Mentees grow professionally throughout the year thanks to the time, talent and wisdom shared generously by a very impressive roster of MIW mentoring volunteers."

A total of four candidates from the radio broadcasting industry - within the sales, marketing, programming and digital disciplines - will be selected for the 2017 program. Of those, at least one spot will be designated for a programming candidate and one spot designated for a digital candidate. For mentee criteria, and instructions on how to apply, please visit  The deadline to apply is Friday, January 6, 2017.

The MIW mentoring 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.