The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia’s Digital Radio Project and Community Radio Network are presenting a day of radio made by women, to be enjoyed by everyone.
Taking its name from the Riot Grrrl movement’s decree of “girls to the front” the pop-up station Girls to the Mic! is literally that, a day of radio where women can showcase the work and achievements of others.
The station will feature radio made at Melbourne’s 3RRR, 3CR, PBS, JOY FM and SYN FM, Sydney’s FBi, 2SER and 2RRR, 4EB and 4ZZZ in Brisbane, CAAMA and 8CCC in the Northern Territory and RTR in Perth. Tune in to hear ideas, discussion, storytelling and music celebrating women within our communities, across Australia and around the world.
Set your dial to Girls to the Mic! to hear unique perspectives on women in politics (Backchat from Sydney’s FBi Radio), current affairs (3CR’s Women on the Line), seminal women’s music programming from RTR’sDrastic on Plastic from Perth, and a countdown of the top women in arts and culture from 2SER’s Vivid Ideas director Jess Scully.
Listeners can also hear about indigenous women in Alice Springs with Women’s Business, while 3CR’s Accent of Women will explore grassroots organising by women around the world.
Ultimately the station will look back at what they believe has been a “phenomenal year for women and women’s rights”, and look forward to the achievements to come, with programming from creative, inspiring and world changing women.
The soundtrack to this years International Women’s Day on March 8 can be heard on the Girls to the Mic! digital pop up radio station in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, and online here.