Mentorship Program

If your ambition includes being in management or a manager seeking to grow essential skills and techniques needed to be an effective leader apply for the Minnesota Broadcasters Association and Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio, Inc. mentorship program.

By applying you are taking the first step to invest in your career and be a part of a network of like-minded industry Subject Matter Experts who are on board to help you in your career.

The goal of the mentorship program is to encourage strong female leadership and enhance their careers in radio.

A message from MBA President, Wendy Paulson

A message from MBA President, Wendy Paulson

A huge Thank You to all of the incredible women who applied to participate in the 2022 Minnesota Mentoring and Inspiring Women (MIW) program! The judging committee was blown away by the depth of talented women that applied to be part of this pilot mentorship program! It is my pleasure to announce that Ava LaRue, Station Manager for Q-Media Group, LLC in Red Wing has been chosen as 2022 Minnesota MIW Mentee! Ava will have a network of like-minded subject matter experts to help support her as she continues to achieve her career goals!

Ava Lynn LaRue is the Station Manager for Q-Media Group, LLC operating out of Red Wing, MN. Ava graduated from Brown College with an Associate in Applied Science in Radio Broadcasting and started her radio career as a morning show co-host in Northwestern Iowa in 2012. Since then, she has worked in South Dakota, California, and returned home to Minnesota to follow her passion. Over the last five years, Ava has been in Red Wing and began her steps in management-starting with a promotion to Program Director, to Operations Manager, and now the Station Manager for a cluster of four radio stations with 10 employees. Ava lives in Lake City, Minnesota with her husband Dustin, their dog Willow and cat Caesar, and are expecting twins later this Summer.

Important Dates

  • May 1, 2023: Application period opens
  • June 9, 2023 (close of business): Application period closes 
  • June, 2023: Mentorship program mentee announced



Qualifications for the MBA and MIW Mentorship:

  • A minimum of 3 years in the radio industry
  • An interest in growing your career in the radio industry
  • An ability to commit the time (3-4 hours a month) to make this program work for you

Application opening now! CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

Deadline to apply is June 9, 2023 (close of business).