- Westwood One Nationally Syndicated Host Roula Christie Wins Gracie Award for Weekend Host/Personality – National
- Amanda Orlando, Morning Co-Host for Cumulus Cincinnati’s Warm 98.5/WRRM-FM, Wins Gracie Award for Radio Co-Host (Music DJ/Personality) Medium Market – Local
ATLANTA, GA, and NEW YORK, NY, June 11, 2021— Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) will honor two Cumulus Media personalities with 2021 Gracie Awards recognizing exemplary programming created by, for, and about women in all facets of media and entertainment.
Two-time Gracie winner Roula Christie, host of the Westwood One nationally syndicated weekend radio program, “Weekends With Roula,” earns a Gracie for Weekend Host/Personality (Radio – Nationally Syndicated Commercial). “Weekends With Roula” is a three-hour-long weekend syndicated radio show hosted by Roula Christie that airs across more than 50 U.S. radio stations including KRBE-FM/Houston, TX, and WWWQ-FM/Atlanta, GA. The show is upbeat and motivational, as Roula helps listeners find fun in the madness of juggling work and family. Roula mixes pop culture and entertainment news with hilarious conversations between her kids and her mom. She is also anchor of “The Roula & Ryan Show,” one of the most-listened-to morning shows in Texas, which airs mornings on 104.1 KRBE-FM/Houston.
Amanda Orlando, morning co-host, “The Warm Morning Show With Jim and Amanda” on Warm 98.5/WRRM-FM, Cincinnati, OH, earns a Gracie for Radio Co-Host (Music DJ/Personality), Medium Market – Local. Orlando co-hosts “The Warm Morning Show With Jim and Amanda” with Jim Day weekdays from 5:30am-10:00am.
The 46th Annual Gracie Awards support AWMF’s educational programs, charitable activities, public service and scholarship initiatives that benefit the public and women in media. The Gracies honor outstanding achievement at the national, local, public and student levels. The Gracie Awards ceremony will take place on September 27th, 2021, in Los Angeles.
Previous Gracie Award winners have included many of the most well-known names in media and entertainment. National media award winners have included: Glenn Close, Claire Danes, Selena Gomez, Mariska Hargitay, Angie Harmon, Anjelica Huston, Mindy Kaling, Gayle King, Lisa Kudrow, Giada de Laurentiis, Robin Meade, Soledad O’Brien, Amy Poehler, Giuliana & Bill Rancic, Robin Roberts, The Satellite Sisters, Martha Stewart, Wanda Sykes, Marisa Tomei, Barbara Walters and Betty White.
For a complete list of 2021 Gracie Award winners, visit: https://allwomeninmedia.org/app/uploads/2021/06/2021-Gracies-Winners-List.pdf.
About Cumulus Media
Cumulus Media is a leading audio-first media and entertainment company delivering premium content to over a quarter billion people every month — wherever and whenever they want it. Cumulus Media engages listeners with high-quality local programming through 415 owned-and-operated stations across 86 markets; delivers nationally-syndicated sports, news, talk, and entertainment programming from iconic brands including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, CNN, the AP, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and many other world-class partners across nearly 7,300 affiliated stations through Westwood One, the largest audio network in America; and inspires listeners through its rapidly growing network of original podcasts that are smart, entertaining and thought-provoking. Cumulus Media provides advertisers with personal connections, local impact and national reach through broadcast and on-demand digital, mobile, social, and voice-activated platforms, as well as integrated digital marketing services, powerful influencers, full-service audio solutions, industry-leading research and insights, and live event experiences. Cumulus Media is the only audio media company to provide marketers with local and national advertising performance guarantees. For more information visit www.cumulusmedia.com.
About The Gracie Awards
The Gracie Awards is the largest fundraiser of the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (formerly known as The Foundation of American Women in Radio & Television), which supports and promotes educational programs, and scholarships to benefit the media, the public and allied fields. In addition to giving $20,000 a year away in scholarships to deserving female students, the Foundation also produces the nationally acclaimed recognition program – the Gracie Awards which honors exemplary programming created by, for and about women. The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation has created partnerships and joint initiatives with the Emma Bowen Foundation, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), NCTA – The Cable and Telecommunications Association and other organizations that are philosophically aligned with the mission of the Foundation. For more information about The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation and the Gracie Awards please visit allwomeninmedia.org and follow on Twitter (@AllWomeninMedia), (#TheGracies), Instagram (@allwomeninmedia) and Facebook.
CONTACT: Lisa Dollinger, Dollinger Strategic Communication for Cumulus Media and Westwood One, 512.633.4084. firstname.lastname@example.org.