The 2018 Rosalie Award Winner is Maureen Holloway!

The 2018 recipient of the The Rosalie Award is Maureen Holloway, Radio Personality, CHFI FM

Maureen Holloway is a fan favourite on the Toronto radio scene. After longtime stints at CKFM/Mix 99.9, then Q107, she is now one half of Darren and Mo, the top rated morning show heard every day on landmark station 98.1 CHFI. Maureen is also familiar to listeners across the country as host of the popular entertainment feature The Last Word, now rebranded as Other’s People’s Business. Throughout her long and varied career on radio and television, Mo has received several honours, including a Gemini nomination for The Dish Show, the 2009 HOPE Award, and the Canadian Association of Broadcaster’s Gold Ribbon Award for Humour. Diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer in 2005, she is an outspoken advocate for women’s health issues, and is in frequent demand as a lecturer and keynote speaker, where her topics encompass women, humour and wellness. She is also cancer free. Maureen lives in Toronto’s west end with her husband John, her sons Aidan and Ronan, and her dogs Asta and Dewey. She plays golf and piano, both rather badly, and loves to cook, travel, laugh and drink wine, sometimes all at once.

Congratulations, Maureen!

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. The award recognizes Canadian women who have blazed new trails in radio.

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Nominations for the 2018 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 2018 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.

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.

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

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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