Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Roula Christie wins a 2019 Gracie Award



Roula Christie of the "The Roula & Ryan Show" on 104.1 KRBE is a 2019 Gracie Awards Winner, an honor bestowed by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF).

"I’m so very excited and honored to receive such an accolade," Christie told mikemcguff.com. "The Gracies and (AWMF) is a fantastic organization that recognizes talent and dedication. I love radio, I love my show team, I love KRBE and I love Houston."

Christie takes home the honors for "Host Morning Drive- Large/Major Market - Local."

"I’m so proud of her," Roula and Ryan Show Executive Producer Eric Rowe told mikemcguff.com. "There aren’t too many shows with a female lead around the country and to see her kick ass for 16 years in Houston has been so incredible to be part of."

The Gracies recognize exemplary programming created by, for and about women in radio, television, cable and interactive media. Honorees are selected in national, local and student markets, including both commercial and non-commercial outlets.

“Our leadership is proud to honor the best of the best who embody the spirit and intention of the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation’s Gracie Awards," said Alliance for Women in Media Foundation Executive Director Becky Brooks in a statement.

When the "Roula and Ryan Show" started at Mix 96.5 KHMX in 2003, Christie was already a popular name on Houston radio thanks to her work on 104.1 KRBE. In 2006, "Roula and Ryan" moved over to KRBE where it has been ever since.

Christie grew up in Houston. She attended St. Thomas Episcopal in Meyerland and graduated from the University of Houston. And you have probably heard of her family's famous restaurant Christie’s Seafood & Steaks on Westheimer located just down the road from her radio station.

"Extra love to my husband and children who put up with Mommy’s early morning absences and tolerate me telling stories about them," Christie added.

Local winners of the 44th annual Gracie Awards will be honored on June 26 at Cipriani in New York City. See a full list of winners.

Also catch Roula in my upcoming 101 KLOL documentary! She was working at Mix 96.5, in the studio right next door, when KLOL flipped formats and talks about how it went down, plus the scare she had afterwards.

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