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Patty Steele to Air 2022 Gracie Award Winning Podcast Episode on WCBS-FM and WNEW-FM in New York

Of the more than two million podcasts currently active [PodcastInsights, 12-28-21], Patty Steele is one of 13 podcasters to receive a 2022 Gracie Award from the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation. She wins the category of National Podcast – Lifestyle Limited Series, for The Deep 6, which debuted in 2021. A special two-part episode of The Deep 6 generated such significant audience response that her current station, WCBS-FM 101.1 in New York City where she co-hosts Scott Shannon in the Morning with Patty Steele, and WNEW 102.7 FM will air it on April 24 at 6 a.m.
In this deeply personal episode, Steele interviews her 26-year-old son Jake about his heroin addiction and his journey to recovery. As a mother of three, Steele reveals her struggle through the ordeal that simultaneously occurred with her breast cancer diagnosis. With five years of sobriety under his belt, Jake and his mom decided it was time to make their story public with the hope of helping others.
Steele comments, “It’s important that we take the stigma away from addiction issues and talk openly about what is truly affecting our children. I’m so grateful that Jake and I are in such a good place that we’re able to share our journey.”
Audacy SVP/Programming Jim Ryan states, “I cannot imagine what Patty and her son went through, and believe it is a story that families need to hear.   I’m hoping by airing it on both CBS-FM and WNEW-FM we can spread the word to a greater audience and encourage people to download and listen to the podcast.   It is rare to hear such a raw, emotional story as this.”
Director of News and Programming 1010 WINS and 1010 Ben Mevorach comments, “Patty’s conversation with her son is heartbreaking, inspiring, life-affirming, and compelling. It is one of the most important podcasts to come along in a very long time. What makes it so powerful is its authenticity. You can feel the pain and unrelenting love for her son on this very personal journey. Patty is brave beyond words to share and explore all that has happened and because her story could be any parent’s story, every parent will find a part of themselves in it.”

Since the release of the two-part episode, Steele has been inundated with messages of gratitude, hope and encouragement from her millions of radio and podcast listeners. Listen to the podcast here: Part 1 Life in Recovery: Survive then Thrive, Part 2: Life in Recovery: Codependency.

About Patty Steele

Patty Steele is a legendary figure in the radio broadcast industry, who for 30 years in New York City, has been the one and only woman to host shows with such icons as Elvis Duran, Scott Shannon, Danny Bonaduce and John Lander on the biggest stations including Z100, WPLJ, WOR, 1010 WINS and currently WCBS-FM 1010. She currently co-hosts Scott Shannon in the Morning with Patty Steele on New York City’s WCBS 101.1 FM. In 2015, she launched her first podcast called News on the Rocks with Patty Steele. In 2021, she launched her second, award-winning podcast, The Deep 6.

As an eight-year breast cancer survivor, Steele regularly speaks at events and fundraisers in the fight against the disease. In 2017, she was honored by the TJ Martell Foundation. In 2018, she was the keynote speaker for the Breast Cancer Alliance in Westchester and Greenwich, Conn. which raised a record $1.7 million. She was also the featured speaker in 2019 for National Cancer Survivors Day at the Danbury, Connecticut Medical Center. Continue reading Patty’s bio.

About The Deep 6

In 2021, Patty Steele and her partner Steve Cochran launched The Deep 6 podcast. In this format, Steele enjoys the freedom to explore and discuss six relevant news stories in a way that isn’t possible on her music morning show, Scott Shannon in the Morning with Patty Steele. Often diving deep into stories of particular interest to women, Steele connects with her audience in a meaningful way.

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