MAGIC 106.7 claims most Gracie Allen Awards ever


Greater Media’s MAGIC 106.7 Boston’s Exceptional Women radio program is now the most recognized program ever by the American Women in Radio and Television.  The 2010 Gracie Allen Award winners have been announced, and again this year “Exceptional Women” is a winner. 

The show won its 16th and 17th awards in not just one, but two categories: Outstanding Interview Program and Outstanding Portrait/Biography.  The entry, “Voices Carry,” features three women who are not afraid to speak out when the world refuses to listen:  Sister Bridget Haase, Attorney Wendy Murphy and author Ophelia Dahl.  The 17 Gracies awarded to “Exceptional Women” is the most bestowed upon any radio or television station in America.

Exceptional Women co-hosts Candy O’Terry and Gay Vernon have always remained determined to spread the word about the Exceptional Women they meet.  When asked how it feels to receive their 16th and 17th Gracies, co-host Candy O’Terry said, “It just never gets old. Awards like this not only validate your hard work but the message of our unique show.  We remain in awe of the Exceptional Women we interview.”   Gay Vernon added, “It’s wonderful to be honored by AWRT this year and especially for shining the spotlight on three women who’ve inspired so many by living bold, courageous lives.  The women featured in “Voices Carry” are inspiring to me personally.”

Greater Media Vice President of Programming and MAGIC 106.7 Program Director Don Kelley grows more proud year after year of the show and how far it has come.  “Exceptional Women was the first show of its type.  Candy and Gay set the standard back in the 90’s and they raise the bar a little every year.  It’s truly remarkable,” said Kelley.

The Gracies recognize exemplary programming for women, by women and about women in all facets of electronic media as well as individuals who have made contributions to the industry.  The 2010 awards will be presented at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles in May.