AWRT SoCal Cancels Award Show
April 22, 2009 at 5:50 AM (PT)
The SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Chapter of AMERICAN WOMEN IN RADIO AND TELEVISION has cancelled the 2009 GENII AWARDS Show. The Awards Show, held annually in JUNE, celebrates the best and the brightest professionals in the broadcast industry and serves to raise money and awareness for the AWRT education and scholarship programs.
The 2009 GENII AWARDS Show will be canceled this year out of respect for the rising number of AWRT colleagues who have recently lost their jobs in the current down economy. This year's GENII honorees will be honored when the Show resumes in 2010. The current Show cancellation will not affect the 2009 Scholarship winners. Scholarship recipients will be notified by mail.
"With so many of our members and friends hit hard by the current economic recession and corporate downsizing, we are shifting our focus from the '09 Awards Show to respond to the immediate needs of our unemployed colleagues," said Pres. LAURA BEHRMAN. "As a result, AWRT plans to develop additional job resources and networking events during this difficult period."