Benztown Radio Networks announced today that The Melissa Etheridge Radio Show has won the Gracie Award for Outstanding Talk Show – Entertainment/Information category. Etheridge, a two-time Grammy-winning recording artist, Oscar winner and avowed radio fan, hosts the nationally syndicated five-hour daily radio show syndicated by Benztown.
Presented each year by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, the Gracies honor programming created by women, for women and about women, and recognizes individuals who have made valuable contributions to the industry.
“I have won Grammys and an Oscar, but there is something especially meaningful about being recognized with a Gracie. I love radio, and it’s important to me to bring the voices of women to our audiences, as they share their respective truths about life, love and family — and as I share the same with them. It’s also a great pleasure to provide a forum where we can connect with each other about the music that moves us. I’m honored that people are responding to the show across the country and I thank the AWM Foundation for this award,” said Etheridge.
The 38th Annual Gracie Awards will be presented on May 21, 2013, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.