A longtime co-host of the Kidd Kraddick Morning Show has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 MIW Airblazer Award from the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) Group.
Kellie Rasberry, known to many in Dallas-Fort Worth and in markets where the KHKS-FM-based morning program can be heard in syndication, is this year’s honoree.
In its fifth year, the MIW Airblazer Award stems from an alliance formed in 2015 between the MIW Group and Talentmasters Morning Show Bootcamp (MSBC).
The 2019 Airblazer Award will be presented to Rasberry during the 31st Annual MSBC in Chicago, scheduled for August.
In addition to her work as co-host of “The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show,” Rasberry also co-hosts the twice-weekly podcast “A Sandwich and Some Lovin’” with her husband, Allen Evans. Kellie is also on the Board of Directors for Kidd’s Kids, a non-profit organization which takes children with life-altering conditions and their families on all-expenses paid trips to Disney World.
After more than two decades in radio, Kellie has won several Favorite Female Radio Personality of the Year awards, and was just announced as the 2019 Gracie Award winner for Co-Host, National Radio, by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation. She was a co-host on FOX Television’s “Dish Nation,” co-hosted the syndicated radio show, “Love Letters with Matthew & Kellie,” co-hosted the webcast of the “Blockbuster Entertainment Awards,” and co-hosted “Live! With Regis” during their Women of Radio Week.
MIW Group Spokeswoman Denyse Mesnik said, “She is a key voice in a remarkable show that continues to build personal relationships with its listeners and stay relevant in their lives, now more than ever. She also uses her influence to improve the communities she serves.”
“It is such an honor to receive the MIW Group Airblazer Award the same year I’m celebrating my 25th anniversary in Dallas radio,” said Rasberry. “When [the late] Kidd Kraddick hired me to be his radio wife back in 1994, he taught me the most valuable lesson I’ve learned in radio — to be myself. Sometimes, that’s a lot harder than it sounds! But taking that advice led to creating a bond with our audience that runs so deep, they stuck with us when Kidd suddenly passed away six years ago. One of the greatest joys I now receive is meeting women who grew up listening to our show as their moms drove them to school, and now they’re introducing me to their kids who listen as they drive them to school! It doesn’t make me feel old. It makes me feel abundantly blessed! And to receive the Airblazer Award this year is the most delicious icing on the cake. Thank you, Mercedes Martinez, for choosing me to receive it.”
The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show is syndicated by YEA Networks and heard on more than 65 Top 40 and Hot AC radio stations across the country, as well as the American Forces Radio Network.