“The Business” Wins Coveted Gracie Award


KCRW Program Wins Award for “Outstanding Talk Show

SANTA MONICA, CA, May 23, 2012 – KCRW (89.9FM and radio program The Business has received a 2012 Gracie Award for “Outstanding Talk Show” in the entertainment and information categories among the local, public, online and student winners. The weekly show was recognized by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation for its excellence in programming for, by and about women. Winners were recognized at the Annual Gracies Luncheon, held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

Led by a dynamic female duo, The Business explores “the business of show business” going beyond the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to reveal the inner workings of the entertainment industry. Host Kim Masters, who also serves as Editor-at-Large of the Hollywood Reporter, was awarded Entertainment Journalist of the Year by the LA Press Club in June 2011 for her work on The Business. Darby Maloney, a producer of the show since 2007, has received both a Golden Mike Award and a National Entertainment Journalism Award for work on the program.

“Congratulations to both Host Kim Masters and Producer Darby Maloney on their much-deserved Gracie award,” says Jennifer Ferro, general manager at KCRW. “The Business is an excellent show that looks at this incredibly powerful industry that reaches across the globe.  It’s the one place that goes beyond the box office numbers and celebrities and focuses on what makes Hollywood tick.”

Launched in June 2004, The Business has become a KCRW mainstay. Highly regarded in the entertainment industry, The Business features an analysis of top Hollywood news with John Horn of the Los Angeles Times, in-depth interviews and the occasional feature story. A variety of notable guests have appeared on the show including, Matt Damon, Morgan Spurlock, Werner Herzog, Randy Newman and Jimmy Kimmel to name a few.

The Business airs on KCRW Monday afternoons from 2:30-3:00pm PST. It can also be heard on public radio stations across the country, and worldwide, including WNYC, New York and WDET, Detroit.

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Alyssa King – KCRW

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KCRW Celebrates the Gracie Award for "The Business"