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Premiere Networks Personalities Named to BWIR’s Inaugural 30


Black Women In Radio (BWIR), an organization committed to the historical preservation of America’s Black female broadcasters and their contributions to Black radio culture and digital media, revealed its Black Women in Radio Historic Collection and Oral History Project with the distinguished “Inaugural 30,” highlighting the impactful careers of 39 radio professionals, including Premiere Networks personalities Angela Yee, host of “Way Up with Angela Yee,” Shirley Strawberry, co-host of “The Steve Harvey Morning Show,” and Carla Ferrell, program director/co-host of “The Steve Harvey Morning Show” and program director of “The Sweat Hotel with Keith Sweat.” BWIR revealed the collection and “The Inaugural 30” during the Radio Preservation Task Force Conference April 27-29, 2023 at the Library of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.  During the conference, attendees including Carla Ferrell met with Karine Jean-Pierre, the first Black woman to serve as White House Press Secretary, and White House Public Engagement Director Steve Benjamin. The “Inaugural 30” are pictured above with Jean-Pierre (at center).