The Mentoring & Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) Group announced the mentees chosen to participate in the 2013 Mildred Carter Mentoring Program:
* Tricia Gallenbeck, DOS Beasley, Fayetteville, NC
* Michelle Mitchell, On Air Personality Neuhoff, Springfield, IL
* Shelly Easton, Program Director Beasley, Philadelphia, PA
* Jules Riley, Program Director Bonneville, Phoenix, AZ
This is the eleventh year of the mentoring program, launched in 2002, which matches women in the radio industry with female professionals who are leaders in all aspects of radio. To date, the Program has successfully worked with a total of 23 mentees.
“We had an outstanding number of women apply this year, which made the decision to narrow to only 4 very difficult” said Lindsay Cerajewski, spokesperson for the MIW Radio Group Mildred Carter Mentoring Program and General Sales Manager of CBS Radio’s WUSN-FM in Chicago. “This program would not be possible without the MIWs’ commitment and dedication and should serve as an inspiration to everyone in the radio industry.”
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.