Women in broadcasting ownership
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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