Premiere Networks President Julie Talbott will receive “The Jeff Smulyan Award” at the 2023 BSM Summit, which will be held March 21-23 in Los Angeles. The award is given to a radio industry executive who has produced results, led by example, and uncovered new business opportunities, Barrett Sports Media says in a release.
“I’m humbled and honored to receive this award – especially with Jeff Smulyan’s name associated with it. I’ve been a fan of his throughout the years” Talbott remarked. “Premiere Networks and Fox Sports Radio are dedicated to delivering the best multiplatform sports audio content the industry has to offer, and this award truly recognizes the amazing efforts of our entire team, who I couldn’t be more proud of. Thanks to [BSM President] Jason Barrett and BSM for this incredible honor.”
“I have known Julie for many, many years and our industry doesn’t have a better ambassador than her” Smulyan added. “She has worked tirelessly to build Premiere into a remarkable enterprise and she has made legions of friends and admirers along the way. She is so deserving of this award and I couldn’t be happier that my friend, Julie Talbott is the winner of the 2023 Jeff Smulyan Award. Nothing makes me happier than to present it to her this March at USC!”
“Fox Sports Radio's growth under Julie's watchful eye has been impressive, but when combined with Premiere's performance and reach, and seizing opportunities in the digital space by launching strong brands such as The Volume, in partnership with Colin Cowherd, you start to see how she's put her magical touch on the industry,” Barrett explained. “The best leaders are the ones who empower their people, work with their talent, and study situations to determine where room for growth exists, and few have the respect, trust, and confidence of their people better than Julie Talbott.”