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Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio, Inc. (MIW), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to the advancement of female leadership in radio broadcasting, is pleased to announce DeDe McGuire, philanthropist, community activist, mentor, volunteer and host of the nationally syndicated DeDe In The Morning show, as the recipient of the 2021 MIW Airblazer Award.


The MIW Airblazer Award stems from an alliance formed in 2015 between MIW and Morning Show Bootcamp (MSBC). The recipient is carefully selected, as is tradition, by the prior year’s winner and is recognized for her dedication and contributions to the broadcast industry and to the communities she serves. 2020 MIW Airblazer Angela Yee, host of the Premiere-syndicated The Breakfast Club, commented, “DeDe is a woman I admire because she excels as a rarity in this industry: a black woman leading a nationally syndicated morning show. I love that she is not only an inspiration, with her tremendous talent and work ethic, but she is also effortlessly beautiful inside and out.” Previous MIW Airblazer winners include Kellie Rasberry (2019), Mercedes Martinez (2018), Roula Christie (2017), Angie Martinez (2016), and Ellen K (2015).

“It’s an honor and I’m completely blown away,” said McGuire, who co-hosted the nationally syndicated The Doug Banks Show for a decade before launching DeDe In The Morning, syndicated through Compass Media Networks via Service Broadcasting and is currently carried in 55+ markets and counting.
MIW Board President Ruth Presslaff adds, “What a joy to celebrate DeDe and her many accomplishments. Her non-stop work in radio is impressive enough, but it’s her support of so many organizations, and her commitment to mentoring that makes her so special, and so deserving of this award.” The 2021 Airblazer Award will be presented to McGuire on August 12 during MSBC Chicago.

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