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Friday, August 5, 2016

MEET THE FIRST LADY OF TEXAS BROADCASTING - MARY "SAM" STODDARD (KVIL DALLAS)



Formal Portrait from TX_Radio_Hall_of_Fame Induction Ceremony Program, Nov. 2013 for the 1st Named Award ever given by TRHoF, honoring the First Lady of Dallas Radio. The "SAMMY" is now given each year at the annual Awards Banquet, to a woman who has made significant contributions in the field of Radio Broadcasting. I am honored to be the 1st recipient of this named-award and to be able to recognize those great women who followed me, after 1965, the year I went on the air from Midnight to Dawn on KVIL Radio, as KVIL's Girl-Named-SAM. This November, I will see another woman in Broadcasting receive this Award. It's both humbling and a great responsibility I never took lightly, being the First. Thank you TRHoF. I am forever grateful. "Breaking The Broadcasting Glass Ceiling wasn't easy, but was very much worth the effort!" Mary "SAM" Stoddard aka Mary Nash Stoddard Award-Winning Journalist