Radio Trailblazers have announced veteran Toronto radio personality Maie Pauts as the recipient of the 2023 Rosalie Award.
Recognizing Canadian women who’ve blazed new trails in radio, the award was established in 2005 and is named for legendary CKLW Windsor Music Director Rosalie Trombley, who passed away in November 2021.
Pauts has been on-air for over 40 years, currently heard in middays on Stingray’s boom 97.3 (CHBM-FM) Toronto.
After graduating from the Radio and TV program at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson), Pauts landed in middays at CKMW 790 Toronto in 1983. She moved on to CFNY-FM in 1987, co-hosting the nightly, Live in Toronto, before eventually returning to middays from 1993 to 2001. Pauts joined CHUM-FM as a swing announcer in 2002. She’s been with boom 97.3 since early 2010.
Over the course of her career, she’s interviewed artists from Simple Minds and Depeche Mode to Madonna, George Michael, and Beyonce. She also has an extensive voiceover resume, including serving as the national imaging voice for the CTV network in the late ’90s, in addition to numerous commercials across radio and television.
Among the charities Pauts has donated her time to over the years are Rock for Dimes, March of Dimes, and the annual McBowl Concert Series in support of Ronald McDonald House, in addition to serving as a spokesperson for Radio Trailblazers.
Pauts joins past winners including Karen Steele, Susan Marjetti, Julie Adam, Denise Donlon, Erin Davis, and Marilyn Denis, among others. She’ll receive her award at the upcoming Radiodays North America event in Toronto, June 8-9, presented during Canadian Music Week.
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