Radio Facts: Alison Smith, Senior Vice President, Performing Rights at BMI to KeynoteRadio Advertising Bureau (RAB), BMI and Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio Group (MIW) are once again accepting scholarship applications for their annual “Rising Through the Ranks” program. The two-day training seminar dedicated to the support and advancement of women in Radio sales management will be held August 31-September 1, 2010, at the BMI Offices in Nashville, Tennessee.The 2010 Women in Radio Management & Leadership Training Seminar will continue to enhance women's knowledge and skills in Radio sales management. Designed for relatively recent and emerging managers, the seminar will focus on critical sales management techniques and encompass everything from time management to public speaking.Once again, BMI is pleased to provide 25 scholarships for this year's program. These scholarships cover the cost of the training course and help promote the advancement of female managers.Alison Smith, Senior Vice President, Performing Rights for BMI will serve as this year's keynote speaker. She epitomizes the “Rising Through the Ranks” mission. Starting as an entry level employee, Smith worked her way to an executive position with an impressive 25 years of service at BMI.”We saw tremendous success with this program during its first year, and we are pleased to increase the number of scholarships available to women in Radio management,” noted Mike O'Neill, BMI Senior Vice President, Repertoire & Licensing. “Through this intensive and rewarding training course, BMI, RAB and MIW aim to encourage leadership roles and growth for women in Radio.”Scholarship applications and registration are available at www.rab.com and will be accepted now through July 16, 2010. The training course is limited; applicants are encouraged to submit early to secure a spot.”As we continue our efforts to create opportunities, educate and support the careers of women in Radio, ‘Rising Through the Ranks' and similar programs remain essential to the advancement of women in management roles,” commented Heidi Raphael, VP of Corporate Communication for Greater Media and spokesperson for the MIW Radio Group.”Through training and education, the RAB continues to promote the advancement of women into senior positions in Radio. Our curriculum and speakers ensure that attendees receive the latest tools and information to carry them into these management roles,” said Jeff Haley, RAB President and Chief Executive Officer.