LOS ANGELES, Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Oprah Winfrey and Jane Fonda may have decided lately that talk radio for women is an exciting new business, but the most widely syndicated show already on the air, ABC Radio's Satellite Sisters, extended its lead this week as the most successful show in its category by receiving two more honors from the radio industry. Satellite Sisters, carried on over 80 radio stations around the country and XM Satellite Radio, was honored with a Marconi nomination from the National Association of Broadcasters, as Network Syndicated Personality of the Year. Also this month, Satellite Sisters won a 2006 Radio Ink Magazine's Readers Choice Award in the General Talk category. These two awards are added to a list that includes seven prestigious Gracie Allen Awards for Excellence from American Women in Radio & Television (AWRT), including this year's award for Outstanding Radio Talk Show. "We are thrilled to see all the excitement about making talk radio a more welcoming place for female listeners," said John McConnell, Sr. VP Programming for ABC Radio Networks. "It's the Satellite Sisters who have blazed that trail and continue to be leaders in the format. It's pretty unique to have five real sisters host a talk show together. Their combination of intelligence, humor and respect has won over both female and male listeners around the country. We welcome Ms. Winfrey and Ms. Fonda to the party the Satellite Sisters started four years ago." About ABC Radio Networks ABC Radio Networks has over 4,400 affiliate radio stations reaching nearly 105 million people age 12 and over each week. Programs and services include ABC News Radio, Paul Harvey News and Comment, The Sean Hannity Show, Satellite Sisters, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Doug Banks Morning Show, MoneyTalk with Bob Brinker, The Mark Levin Show, The Mark Davis Show, The Larry Elder Show, American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks, The Dan Patrick Show, The Herd with Colin Cowherd, Mike and Mike in the Morning, The Michael Baisden Show, Dick Bartley's Rock & Roll's Greatest Hits, Todd Pettengill at the 80s, Renan Almendarez Coello-El Cucuy de la Manana, El Vacilon de la Manana with Luis Jimenez and Moonshadow and El Vacilon de la Manana with Enrique Santos and Joe Ferrero, Daddy Yankee On Fuego Radio and ESPN Deportes Radio. Other ABC broadcast services include ABC Sports Radio, Radio Disney, syndicated music and talk programs including Flashback, format-specific ePREP and production libraries, ABC's Jack FM(TM) and nine other 24-Hour Formats, including Scott Shannon's True Oldies Channel and ESPN Radio, which is the exclusive network radio home of Major League Baseball, the NBA and the Bowl Championship Series.
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