PHILADELPHIA, PA – December 4, 2019 – Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and one of the two largest radio broadcasters in the U.S., today announced that Julie Ertz, midfielder for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup champion U.S. Women’s National Soccer team will be honored as Remarkable Woman of the Year at 98.1 WOGL (WOGL-FM) in Philadelphia’s annual Remarkable Women Luncheon. Ertz will be honored for her accomplishments on the soccer field as well as her charitable efforts with the Ertz Family Foundation. Station morning show host Marilyn Russell will emcee the invite-only event, which will take place on Tuesday, December 10 in Philadelphia from noon to 2:00 p.m.
“I am extremely honored and humbled to accept this award on behalf of the 100-plus women in the Philadelphia community who have been featured on Marilyn’s Russell’s Remarkable Woman program on 98.1 WOGL this year,” said Ertz. “There are so many amazing women doing remarkable things in our community, and Zach and I are proud to call Philadelphia our community too. I have to thank all of the volunteers and donors of the Ertz Family Foundation, as it is their commitment that makes it possible for Zach and me to make an impact here in Philadelphia. We are just getting started here.”
“What an honor and privilege it is to showcase truly remarkable women each and every week,” said Russell. “From physicians to cancer survivors, to artists, authors, teachers, moms and everyone in-between, each woman has a fascinating story whose contributions to the world invariably moves us. Julie Ertz is the embodiment of a remarkable woman. We’re thrilled to celebrate her accomplishments on and off the field and to honor her at this year’s Remarkable Women Luncheon.”
Ertz will be accompanied by her husband and Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz and mother-in-law Lisa Ertz, Executive Director of the Ertz Family Foundation. The event is a celebration of the work Russell does throughout the year on “Marilyn Russell’s Remarkable Women,” a weekly show airing Sundays at 6:30 a.m. on 98.1 WOGL and sister stations 96.5 TDY (WTDY-FM) and B101.1 (WBEB-FM). During the show, Russell conducts in-depth interviews with women accomplishing extraordinary feats within the community. The Remarkable Women Luncheon celebrates featured guests for their outstanding achievements.
Ertz is an American soccer player and two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup champion. She plays midfield for the Chicago Red Stars of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). In 2017, Ertz was awarded U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year. Ertz was also just voted to the FIFA FIFPro Women’s World11 2019 team as one of the 11 best soccer players in the world, an honor voted on by thousands of professional soccer players. She is a co-founder of the Ertz Family Foundation along with her husband. Established in 2018, the foundation strives to make a difference in the communities that they serve around the world.
98.1 WOGL, 96.5 TDY and B101.1 are RADIO.COM stations. RADIO.COM, the fastest growing digital audio app in the United States and the leader in local sports coverage, currently has over 500 stations and thousands of podcasts, with more added continuously on its rapidly growing platform. RADIO.COM is a part of Entercom.
About Entercom Communications Corp.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is a leading American media and entertainment company reaching and engaging over 100 million people each week through its premier collection of highly rated, award winning radio stations, digital platforms and live events. As one of the country’s two largest radio broadcasters, Entercom offers integrated marketing solutions and delivers the power of local connection on a national scale with coverage of close to 90% of persons 12+ in the top 50 markets. Entercom is the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content and the nation’s unrivaled leader in news and sports radio. Learn more about Philadelphia-based Entercom at www.entercom.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom).