The Café Mocha™ Radio Show wins its second Gracie Award from the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation in the category Best Radio News Feature – National for ‘We Will Survive with April D. Ryan.’ The Gracie Awards honors outstanding broadcasters for achievement and programming by, for and about women at the national level.
Café Mocha joins a prestigious group of diverse 2019 honorees that include Sandra Oh, Tisha Thompson, Rachel Maddow, Connie Britton, Elizabeth Perkins, Patricia Arquette, Leah Remini, Robin Roberts, Laura Lynch, Rachel Bloom, Angela Yee, Maura Tierney, Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie, along with some of the most talented women in television, radio and digital media.
Café Mocha is a two-hour, weekly radio show known as ‘radio from a woman’s perspective’ and is built on the concept of women helping other women to grow through shared experiences and information that is syndicated in 40 markets and on SiriusXM Channel 141. It is hosted by comedienne Loni Love, who also co-hosts television’s “The Real”; broadcast veteran Angelique Perrin; and female hip hop icon Yo-Yo.
Sheila Eldridge, Café Mocha’s creator and executive producer, says she is pleased that her show is receiving a coveted 2019 Gracie Award. “We’re a diverse team of women who take seriously the ‘power of the mic’ to inspire our 1.4 million listeners. I’m honored that Café Mocha is receiving our second Gracie Award in three years,” adds Eldridge. “It is a real testament to my hosts Loni, Angelique and YoYo who know the impact of our voice and committed and not afraid to take on key issues – they are incredible.”
Previous Gracie Award winners include well-known talents in media and entertainment Delilah, Gayle King, Selena Gomez, Barbara Walters, and Soledad O’Brien.
Actress Lauren Ash, star of the NBC sitcom “Superstore,” hosted the 44th Annual Gracie Awards on May 21 at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles where the ladies of Café Mocha received their award. Joining Lauren Ash on stage for a special night of performances was nine-time Grammy award-winner Sheryl Crow.
The Gracie Awards is the largest annual fundraiser supporting the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation. AWMF creates educational programs and provides scholarships that benefit the public and media industry.