Airline Collaborates with Popular Author and Radio Personality Michael Baisden
American Airlines today begins a new series of radio profiles of successful African-American business people. Called, "American Airlines Living Your Dream," the series is a collaboration with The Michael Baisden Show, which airs weekdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. EDT on the ABC Radio Network.
Each month, host Michael Baisden will interview guests selected by American Airlines for their outstanding achievements, often despite overwhelming challenges. Many of the people who are highlighted will be chosen from among the airlines' many African-American customers and suppliers.
This month, "American Airlines Living Your Dream" will profile Gail Warrior Lawrence, the president and CEO of the Warrior Group, Inc. Founded in 1997, the Warrior Group is a multi-million dollar provider of premiere modular construction services. Headquartered in DeSoto, Texas, the company has 38 employees and is the largest woman-owned provider of modular buildings in the United States.
"In our business, we meet a lot of people," said Roger Frizzell, American Airlines Vice President of Advertising and Corporate Communications. "Over the years, we have found that many of them have overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles to achieve success. They have remarkable stories to tell and I know the public will be inspired by hearing them."
"Our show is all about promoting positive, active change by discussing real topics that resonate with our listeners and their communities," said Baisden. "This new feature with American Airlines allows us to build on our message of hope and inspiration by telling the stories of individuals who have achieved personal success and who motivate others to conquer their own challenges."
About The Michael Baisden Show
The Michael Baisden Show was launched in national syndication by ABC Radio Networks in January 2005 and is hosted by author, TV talk show personality and emerging community leader Michael Baisden. The entertaining four-hour afternoon radio program airs Monday - Friday and combines the best in music, comedy and social outreach to inspire real change in local communities across the country. Heard in 22 of the top 25 urbanUrban radio markets, The Michael Baisden Show reaches more than 4.6 million listeners each week.
About American Airlines
American Airlines is the world's largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® airlines serve 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 4,000 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American's award-winning Web site, AA.com, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members serve nearly 700 destinations in over 140 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, the AmericanConnection® airlines, AA.com, We know why you fly and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.
First Call Analyst:
FCMN Contact: email@example.comPhoto: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080528/LAW523
PRN Photo Desk, firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE: American Airlines, Inc.
CONTACT: Sonja Whitemon of American Airlines, +1-817-967-1577; or Erin
Johnson of ABC Radio Network, +1-972-448-3175
Web site: http://www.aa.com/