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Terri Avery

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Terri Avery is a 30-year veteran of the radio business. She started her career at radio station WWRL in New York City as an intern. She was then named assistant music director and worked part time on the air. Her career took her to Dallas where she worked as a midday on-air personality at KKDA-FM, later becoming music director and then assistant Program director.

After 10 years at KKDA, she added more credits to her resume in Texas working at KMJQ in Houston as program director, before returning to KKDA as Operations manager and entertainment reporter for the then, local, Tom Joyner Morning show.

She’s done a stint in the record business with Mercury records before going to WWIN/WERQ in Baltimore. Soon after, becoming Director of Programming for Radio One.

After 6 years, she went to work at the National Association of Broadcasters in Washington, DC.

After a year there, she got recruited to work for Davis Broadcasting in Columbus, GA as Program director of WFXE, WOKS, and WKZJ.

In 2001,Terri, then got recruited by CBS Radio in Charlotte to be Program director of WBAV. After a year as Program director at WBAV, she was promoted to Program director over the three urban stations in Charlotte, WPEG, WBAV and WGIV.

In 2003, Market manager Bill Schoening promoted Terri to Operations manager/Program director over the two urbans, WPEG and WBAV. The stations WBAV/WPEG consistently reign in the Top 3 in Charlotte Neilson ratings, the system that measures radio listening in Charlotte, Gastonia and Rock Hill.

She a recipient of the Living Legends Foundation’s award for her many achievements in radio. She has been named as the recipient of the annual MIW (Mentoring and Inspiring Women In Radio) Radio Group “Achievement in Programming” Award and recently named one of “The Best Programmers” in the country from Radio Ink, a radio trade publication.

 

 

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