TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – A local Midwest Communications Marketing Consultant, Melinda Bement, received the 2023 Radio Wayne Streetfighter of the Year Award.

The national award is presented by Radio Ink Magazine and is designed to recognize professionals within the station and street levels across the country for professionalism in outstanding radio. 

The judging system for the Radio Wayne Streetfighter of the Year Award is “blind” in that judges choose nominees without knowing their identity. Bement was presented with the award on September 13 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

“It was a privilege to be a top 10 nationwide finalist for the Radio Wayne ‘Streetfighter of the Year’ Award this year – but to win and be acknowledged as the top salesperson in the country by Radio Ink Magazine is quite an honor,” said Bement. “As a radio marketing consultant, helping my clients grow their business has always been my goal, but to be recognized for it is truly gratifying!” she added.

Dave Wisniewski, Sales Manager with Midwest Communications Terre Haute commented on Bement’s expertise in the nomination submission. 

“[She] has empathy for everyone she works with. She’s always anxious to help other people, share her experience, and lend her support and encouragement…. When you see the definition of ‘Team Player’ it has a picture of Melinda next to it. To be this successful in radio sales, especially in a small market, you must have a sterling reputation in the local business community. Everyone in the Terre Haute community knows, likes, and respects Melinda…Not only are [clients] pleased with her work and their results, they are always willing to brag about Melinda and offer referrals.”

To connect with Melinda and learn more about her work, check out the Midwest Communication website. To learn more about the 2023 Radio Wayne Award winners, visit the Radio Ink article.