WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT) has honored XM Radio's exclusive "Oprah & Friends" channel with three national Gracie Awards, it was announced by Harpo Radio and XM. On-air hosts Dr. Maya Angelou, "The Gayle King Show" and "Oprah & Friends" producer Annette Flournoy were named among the recipients of the 33rd Annual Gracie Awards, which recognize exemplary programming created for women, by women and about women in all facets of electronic media, as well as individuals who have made contributions to the industry.
"On behalf of everyone at Harpo Radio, I congratulate Dr. Angelou, Gayle and 'The Gayle King Show' staff, and Annette for this special honor. These talented individuals have helped make the programming on 'Oprah & Friends' some of the best in radio," said John Gehron, General Manager, Harpo Radio. "We're especially proud that this is the second year in a row that 'Oprah & Friends' is being honored with multiple Gracie Awards."
Award-winning author, actress and activist Dr. Maya Angelou has been recognized with the "Individual Achievement Award for Outstanding Host (Information)" for her weekly XM program, "The Dr. Maya Angelou Show."
Media personality and O, The Oprah Magazine Editor-at-Large Gayle King and the production staff for King's popular daily XM program, "The Gayle King Show," have received the award for "Outstanding Talk Show."
Harpo Radio producer Annette Flournoy has also been recognized with the "Individual Achievement Award for Outstanding Producer (News Series of Special)" for her work on the "Oprah & Friends" channel.
The 33rd Annual Gracie Award winners will be presented on May 28, 2008, in New York, NY.
Harpo Productions, Inc. produces the number one rated, award-winning "The Oprah Winfrey Show," creates and develops original TV programming, and operates Oprah.com, a premier women's lifestyle website. Harpo Print, LLC and Hearst Magazines publish the monthly O, The Oprah Magazine and quarterly O at Home publications. Harpo Films, Inc. produces feature films as well as top- rated telefilms under the "Oprah Winfrey Presents" banner. Harpo Radio, Inc. produces the content for "Oprah & Friends" on XM Satellite Radio.
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