Founded in 1951, AWRT currently has several chapters across the U.S. and has its headquarters just outside the District of Columbia. Since the beginning, AWRT has worked to improve the quality of broadcast programming and the image of women as depicted in radio, television and cable. AWRT's mission is to advance the impact of women in the electronic media and associated industries by educating, advocating and acting as a resource to its members.
In 1960, AWRT established The Foundation of AWRT. The Foundation of AWRT supports educational programs, charitable activities, public service campaigns and scholarships to benefit the public, the electronic media and communication and associated industries. The Foundation of AWRT annually hosts The Gracie Awards in New York City. Inspired by radio and television star, Gracie Allen, The Gracie Awards honor programming made for women, by women, and about women.
AWRT looks ahead to take place on superhighway. (American Women in Radio and Television, information superhighway) (Brief Article)
May 30, 1994; As times change, American Women in Radio and Television is changing with them. The national advocacy and educational group, which...
NBC still considering offers, Wright says: affiliate compensation also discussed at AWRT seminar featuring network executives. (NBC president Robert Wright; American Women in Radio and Television)
Oct 24, 1994; Affiliate compensation also discussed at AWRT seminar featuring network executives NBC President Robert Wright said last...