Women in broadcasting ownership

Doug Drown vzeej5wn@myfairpoint.net
Thu Aug 11 19:49:24 EDT 2011

Brava to the estimable Ms. Zimmerman!  

I hadn't known that WOCB had had female owners, either.  

My question is in regard to everywhere, not just New England, despite 
its being our focus of interest.   -Doug

On Thu, 11 Aug 2011 19:44:14 -0400, Donna Halper  wrote:
On 8/11/2011 5:52 PM, Doug Drown wrote:
> > Here's an interesting question for everyone on the Board:  Who can 
> come up with names of women who have owned broadcasting stations?   
> This occurred to me this morning.  I can think of two off the top of 
> my head:  Katharine Graham, obviously, of Post-Newsweek; and Helen 
> Sloane Dudman and daughter Martha, who for years owned WDEA and WWMJ 
> in Ellsworth, Maine.  Beyond them, I'm scratching my head trying to 
> think of others. 
> >    Do you mean just in New England, or everywhere?  In New England, 
> the first women owners I know about were in 1940 when two women 
> bought WOCB on Cape Cod.  I'll go find their names for you.  But the 
> first woman in the USA to own a station was Marie Zimmerman of Vinton 
> Iowa, who put WIAE on the air in the summer of 1922. 

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