Veteran TV and radio personality Tanya Hart has been awarded for a fifth consecutive year with the 2013 Los Angeles Award in the Communications Specialization category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).
Hart’s company, Tanya Hart Communications was recognized recently by USCA as part of their “Best of Local Business” Award Program. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. Nationwide, only 1 in 1000 (less than one-tenth of 1%) 2013 Award recipients qualified as five-time Award Winners.
“When our company received the first award, honestly, I was blown away,” Hart told AlwaysAList.com. “We are a small company and I am always about doing good work and not worrying about accolades although being recognized is a wonderful thing. Now after receiving this five times, I know we have done something right! It is also a testament to the American spirit that this company tries to promote. No matter how big or small if you do a good job, good things will always come back to you. I am truly honored and humbled at receiving the 2013 Los Angeles Award for Communications Specialization from the U.S. Commerce Association”
In addition to hosting her nationally syndicated radio segment “Hollywood Live with Tanya Hart” on more than 300 stations for American Urban Radio Networks (AURN), Hart has also become a talk radio host on Clear Channel’s KTLK AM 1150 in Los Angeles.
“Having been chosen to be one of the rotating hosts on KTLK AM 1150 was really one of the highlights of this past year. Talk Radio has generally been a man’s game, so being a woman and doing this format is very interesting and challenging. Because I have such an extensive background in news it made it a bit easier. More importantly, I was tapped because I have an opinion on many of the issues of the day. I want to continue to do more of this and really make my show a destination spot for great dialogue,” she said.
“We should recognize Black Music every month since not a day goes by when you don’t listen to one of your favorite songs somewhere,” reminded Hart. “It is important because historically, and it continues as we speak, when we do our own music it gets devalued for a variety of reasons. When our music is used by other nationalities in other venues it becomes a revenue stream for everyone but our folks who created it. We can’t let that continue! So as radio and record people we need to make sure our artist continue to get the promotion they need to sell the product like everyone else.”
In addition to her current work in radio, the Hollywood resident has become a regular guest on CNN’s “Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin.”