Call for Nominations for the Rosalie Award

Update Feb 2017: THANK YOU! Nominations are now closed. Stay tuned for an announcement of the winner!

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Call for nominations!

Do you know a woman achieving success and blazing trails in radio in Canada? Honour her contributions by nominating her for the prestigious Rosalie Award. Please take a few minutes to fill in the 2017 Rosalie Award Nomination form here.

The award recognizes Canadian women who have blazed new trails in radio. Rosalie Award recipients are women who have had successful careers in the radio industry and are seen as leaders, mentors, and people making a difference in our business.

Rosalie Award winners are selected based on 5 key criteria:
– Career Success
– Leadership Qualities
– Entrepreneurial Spirit
– Spirit of Generosity
– Mentorship
Help us to celebrate and inspire women making radio in Canada. Nominate a woman for the Rosalie Award today.
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Jo-Ann Silverstein is the 2016 Rosalie Award Winner

The 2016 Recipient of the Rosalie Award is Jo-Ann Silverstein

Congratulations to Jo-Ann Silverstein, the 2016 recipient of the Rosalie Award honouring radio trailblazers in Canada.

Jo-Ann is a retired radio sales executive with more than 35 years of experience in the radio industry. A native of Albany, New York, Jo-Ann moved to London, Ontario and embarked on a career in radio. Her first career was a registered nurse where she developed caring ways and a sense of humour which were the core attributes to her success in building relationships with her future colleagues and clients.

She started at CKSL in London, the number three station in a three-station market, but undaunted Jo-Ann enjoyed great success, and after three years moved to Toronto to join CKO radio.

In the early days in Toronto radio, a woman sales executive was a unique commodity, and Jo-Ann led the way for many. She achieved her budget year after year and raised three children alone.

Throughout the years Jo-Ann advanced progressively to CFGM, CKEY, CJCL and finally arrived at her goal station CFRB. Jo-Ann’s reputation grew as she was known for being reliable, creative, compassionate, tenacious, fiercely loyal, a team player and an exemplary Account Executive. Clients would request her as their media representative through her reputation as one of the best.

Jo-Ann’s dedication and passion created long standing relationships with her clients who over years became some of her closest her friends and still hold her in very high esteem. Jo-Ann’s unique insight to the business of radio demonstrated her ability to create results-oriented strategic media campaigns for her clients. Her strong relationships translated into significant sales success where she was a Top Biller for six years, and received the New Business Award in 1986, 1987, 1989, 2003 & 2003. During her tenure at CKEY and CJCL Jo-Ann was a Diamond and Gold Award Winner.

Through this significant success, Jo-Ann had speaking engagements at radio sales conferences for five years. She was a sought after speaker on “Retail Selling” with other industries; however a spinal cord injury impacted her ability to pursue this further.

Jo-Ann’s success and recognition in the radio business inspired both her daughter, the late Renee Roth, and grand-daughter Rachel Roth to follow in her footsteps. Huffington Post wrote a story covering this dynamic three-generation sales force that was published in Canada and the U.S.

Jo-Ann’s commitment to give back was not only felt in her career but also in her community. Jo-Ann gave back through volunteering at numerous fundraising events. Today, Jo-Ann continues to be one of the greatest radio ambassadors of our time.

Nominate a Trailblazing Woman in Radio for the Rosalie Award

Only a few days remaining to nominate an extraordinary woman in radio! Nominations close this Friday, March 5th.

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Call for nominations!

Do you know a woman achieving success and blazing trails in radio in Canada? Honour her contributions by nominating her for the prestigious Rosalie Award. Please take a few minutes to fill in the 2016 Rosalie Award Nomination form here. Nominations close March 4, 2016.

The award recognizes Canadian women who have blazed new trails in radio. Rosalie Award recipients are women who have had successful careers in the radio industry and are seen as leaders, mentors, and people making a difference in our business.

The Rosalie Award is named in honour of Rosalie Trombley, renowned Music Director at Windsor-Detroit Top 40 powerhouse CKLW-AM “The Big 8”, and the first-ever recipient of the Rosalie Award in 2005.

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Rosalie Trombley Named 2016 Recipient of Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award

Rosalie Trombley has been named the 2016 recipient of the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award, recognizing people who have made an impact in the Canadian music industry. Trombley, namesake of Radio Trailblazers’ Rosalie Award celebrating female radio trailblazers in Canada, is the first woman to win the Walt Grealis award since its inception in 1984.

Trombley, a true radio trailblazer, will be honoured at the 2016 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards in April in Calgary as part of JUNO Week festivities.

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Rosalie Trombley

Nominate a Trailblazing Woman in Radio for the Rosalie Award

Do you know an outstanding woman in radio? Nominate Her! Nominations for the 2016 Rosalie Award are now open.

Call for nominations!

Do you know a woman achieving success and blazing trails in radio in Canada? Honour her contributions by nominating her for the prestigious Rosalie Award. Please take a few minutes to fill in the 2016 Rosalie Award Nomination form here. Nominations close March 4, 2016.

The award recognizes Canadian women who have blazed new trails in radio. Rosalie Award recipients are women who have had successful careers in the radio industry and are seen as leaders, mentors, and people making a difference in our business.

The Rosalie Award is named in honour of Rosalie Trombley, renowned Music Director at Windsor-Detroit Top 40 powerhouse CKLW-AM “The Big 8”, and the first-ever recipient of the Rosalie Award in 2005.

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Rosalie Trombley

A Tribute to Renée Roth – In Memoriam

It is with great sadness we say goodbye to a treasured trailblazer and friend, Renée Roth.

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Renée was a gifted woman who was kind, giving, beautiful, insightful and dedicated to the radio industry.  Her esteemed 20-year career in radio sales and leadership began at Q107 and Talk 640 in 1993. She was promoted to General Sales Manager at Corus Radio Toronto in 1998. Her last post was with Marketron as VP of International Sales.

Renée managed sales teams,  launched radio stations, trained sellers and was an award-winning seller for six consecutive years. In 2005 Renée became  Associate Professor at Humber College where she taught Radio Sales Development to first year students in the Radio Broadcasting programs. In addition to her teaching, she was a public speaker delivering workshops and training programs which focused on Retail Selling, Presentation Skills, Leadership Development, Customer Relationship Management, Strategic Sales Planning, Women in Leadership and Mentoring young leaders.

Renée gave back to her community.  In 1994, she was a founding team member of Second Harvest, a perishable food recovery program in Toronto. In 1996 she chaired Toronto Taste, a fundraising event which raised $400,000 for Second Harvest and funded 22 new breakfast programs in the Greater Toronto Area. Renée was a member of the Second Harvest Board of Directors from 1997-2002.  Renee also sat on the Board of Directors for Ve’ahavta, an outreach organization which serves the homeless in Toronto and initiates first response to global crisis.

Renée’s mother Joann Silverstein is a retired, passionate seasoned sales representative from the radio industry and was a great influence to her daughter.

As one of Radio Trailblazers’ biggest supporters, Renee was a true champion of women in the radio industry.

Renée passed away on September 29, 2015 after a short battle with cancer. She will be missed by all that knew her. It is a very sad time for us all. Radio Trailblazers extends our sincere condolences to her family and loved ones.

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