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Radio Milwaukee recognizes Kennita Hickman as Music Ambassador of the Year

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That’s a wrap for the 2021 Radio Milwaukee Music Awards! We’re proud of the entire Milwaukee music community, and on behalf of the Radio Milwaukee staff, we congratulate all the nominees, finalists and winners.

In addition to the music categories in our annual award show, the RMMAs also recognize the work of individuals who are working to elevate the Milwaukee creative community in three special award categories: Humanitarian of the Year, Music Ambassador of the Year and Rising Star.

Meet this year’s Music Ambassador of the Year in the Community Story below.

Kennita Hickman | Photo credit: Chris Siegel

When we think about the local music community, it’s easy to focus on artists’ music alone. But their success hinges on more than just audio. Social media, music videos, artists’ websites; each component drives their success and is arguably just as important as the music they create. 

And that’s where our Music Ambassador of the Year comes in. Kennita Hickman is the owner and chief content curator of Catera, a brand strategy and management company she launched nearly 15 years ago. She assists artists create a fully formed online presence, helping them to put the best version of themselves in front of their audiences.

But what makes Kennita’s work especially noteworthy is her ongoing commitment to artists of the “global majority” and her intentional work toward equity and inclusion.

Radio Milwaukee’s music education coordinator and local artist B~Free chats with Hickman about her work in the story below.

Director of Digital Content | Radio Milwaukee