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American Women In Radio & Television, NYC Chapter, to Present a Golden Apple Award to Radio Personality & Golf Journalist Ann Liguori of Westhampton, NY, at May 17 Function
New York, April 30, 2007 – - The New York City chapter of American Women in Radio & Television (AWRT) will honor popular radio show host and correspondent Ann Liguori of Westhampton, NY, and two other prominent women in the journalism and communications fields at its 2nd Annual Golden Apple Awards program on Thursday, May 17, 2007, from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Lenox Ballroom of the Sheraton NY Hotel and Towers in New York City.
The Golden Apple Awards are presented to women in NYC radio, broadcast television and cable TV who demonstrate high professional excellence and significant community commitment through their workplace and where they reside.Â In addition to Liguori, the AWRT will honor Cindy Hsu, anchor/ reporter, New Yorkâ€™s CBS 2 News in the Broadcast Television category and Karen Ramspacher, VP, Research, Oxygen Media, in the Cable TV division on May 17.
Liguori, in addition to her work on WFAN/660 AM as a talk and call-in program host since the station launched 20 years ago and as the outletâ€™s exclusive correspondent for The Masters golf tournament, the U.S. Open (both golf and tennis) and golfâ€™s Ryder Cup competition, also is a successful producer, reporter and journalist for television and print media outlets, and is the author of the soon to be published (in hard cover) second-edition of her popular book, A Passion for Golf, Celebrity Musings About the Game.Â
Furthermore, it has just been announced that Liguori will be hosting and producing a new golf radio show to air each Saturday morning from 9-10 a.m. on both WLIU Radio 88.3FM and WCWP 88.1, starting Memorial Weekend, May 26, and continuing throughout the golf season.
The full-time Westhampton, LI, NY, resident also will host the 10th Annual Ann Liguori American Cancer Society Celebrity Golf Tournament at Olde Vine Golf Club in Riverhead, NY, on Monday, June 25, an event that to date has raised more than $1 million for cancer research and patient services.Â Ann is a graduate of the University of South Florida in Tampa.
According to Jana Polsky, AWRT-NYC chapter president, the Award winners are judged on two main criteria: â€œProfessional Excellenceâ€- -exemplifying a high degree of leadership, dedication, talent, innovation and passion; and â€œCommunity Commitmentâ€- -serving as an inspiration to others, assuming social responsibility and making an effort to give back to society.
Polsky also noted: “We have an incredibly wonderful and diverse array of accomplished women from the radio and TV fields in New York City as award winners this year, all of whom are deserving of praise and recognition.Â Ann, Cindy and Karen are shining examples of the dedicated, committed women who set the standards in our industry.â€
AWRT-NYC is the largest and oldest AWRT chapter nationwide.Â The chapter provides marketing programs, educational workshops and networking opportunities that will enhance the professional development and advancement of women in the electronic media and allied fields.Â To learn more about AWRT-NYC log on to www.awrtnyc.org.Â For more information on AWRT, visit www.awrt.org.
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