‘Rising Through The Ranks’ Will Wait Until 2021


The Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), and the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) Group have postponed the annual “Rising Through the Ranks” Seminar due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This marks the first time in 13 years where the program has to be rescheduled, due to the current travel restrictions and fluid situation of COVID-19. “It made sense to look toward 2021 for the professional development course,” the groups said Thursday.

The course is designed to foster and educate current and emerging female radio managers within broadcast radio.

“Rising Through the Ranks is by far one of my favorite initiatives produced by the RAB and I’m disappointed that we have to suspend it due to COVID-19,” said RAB President/CEO Erica Farber. “However, we’ve seen that knowledge sharing through intimate peer-to-peer discussions between both speakers and attendees is immeasurable, that we couldn’t replicate this experience in a virtual setting.”

RAB will announce plans for next year’s seminar in early 2021.