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RFFocus Seeks Top 30 Black Women in Media

 width= ANGELES, – JANUARY 31, 2011 – After two very successful radio contests spotlighting the contributions of African Americans to urban radio and music, RFFocus is now celebrating the contributions of the many successful Black women in the industry. We now bring you another unique online industry recognition contest “The RFFocus Top 30 Black Women in Media.”

It is time to recognize the outstanding contributions that black women have made to our industry and we are very excited about this contest.   We are seeking votes from other industry people who recognize what each one of these incredible women has contributed to our industry and/or outside of the industry as well.

We are looking for those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty as in (SIG) special interests groups, philanthropic efforts and/or mentoring. This criteria is desirable but not required.

The Five Areas of the Industry we are Accepting Nominees for are:

  • TV/Cable
  • Records
  • Radio
  • Print
  • Performers

(You can cast your vote HERE for “The RFFocus Top 30 Black Women in Media.”)

Some of the early candidates already voted for are:
Jean Ross – News Director /
She is on top of her game in the market ..and she does a great job being one step ahead and reporting all the news that’s made to print.

– Owner
1st black woman to own a publicly traded radio chain. A great from-rags-to-riches story to motivate anyone.

Cynthia Johnson-Columbia Records – VP
Cynthia is a consummate professional in the record business.   She has proven herself over and over agin.   Her recent return to Columbia Records / Sony Music speaks volumes.   That just doesn’t happen in this day and age.   She knows the business, has real relationships at radio and her follow through is impeccable.


Sylvia has managed to hold down a position in the record business for a very long time.   She knows how to run a record company.   Her tenure in the business says enough for an award like this.

– Sister 2 Sister Magazine – Owner
Jamie has held her own for a very long time in publishing. She has her own style and it works,   Her interviews are informative, interesting and most times has a funny twist.   She is also a big supporter of new acts which is often hard to find.   One feature in her magazine that I enjoy is “Who does she think she is?” that highlights other women and their jobs, mostly behind the scene people that you normally wouldn’t know about.

McGuire – Service Broadcasting and The Show
She’s a great talent on K104 and doing afternoons as co-host of the Doug Banks Show.   A great personality bridging the gap with local and national radio.

Terri Avery- CBS Radio Charlotte
One of a very few female program directors with an amazing history who continues to grow and set high standards for both men and women in industry.

Help the Number One urban industry trade, RFFocus , celebrate the contributions of various   African Amercans who have helped to establish our incredible industry.

You can cast your vote HERE for “The RFFocus Top 30 Black Women in Media.”

RFFocus is a radio industry brand that was established in 1995.

CEO of RF Focus, Radio and Music Industry Veteran. Radio DJ, Programmer, Musician and Voice Talent. Graduated from Performing Arts in Buffalo, N.Y. and worked at the legendary KKBT (92.3 The Beat) during its nationwide heyday in the early 90s. Also worked for Stevie Wonder at KJLH.