Women in broadcasting ownership

Doug Drown vzeej5wn@myfairpoint.net
Thu Aug 11 23:44:23 EDT 2011

Mrs. Valerio would count, though I'm looking primarily for 
solely-female owners.  

BTW, the Dudmans (below) really put the two Maine stations on the map 
--- a classy operation.  Helen Dudman had previously been with The 
Washington Post and knew quite a bit about broadcasting.  She turned 
WWMJ (former WDEA-FM) into the top-rated oldies station in the Bangor 
region, and WDEA became a first-rate 5-kw full-service station for the 
whole Down East area, broadcasting a nostalgia format with local news, 
sports and other features.  They're now owned by Cumulus, which has 
been wise enough not to change things.  WDEA has been with CBS for 
nearly 50 years.   

On Thu, 11 Aug 2011 23:30:20 -0400, Roger Kirk  wrote:
WEEI was owned by Helen Broadcasting a.k.a. Helen & Michael Valerio
> (owners of Papa Gino's. )
> Or are you stipulating that all the owners must be female?
> 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.   -Doug
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