International Women's Day 2016

International Women's Day on CRN

Andrew McLellan, 25th February 2016
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Community radio stations all over the country are celebrating International Women's Day in 2016, and the CBAA is pleased to be able to be offering a fantastic line-up of content to stations through the Community Radio Network.

Join us in what's fast-becoming one of the most significant days in the Australian calendar, by sharing some of this year's national content with your audience.

Take a look at the live content line-up below. If your station has access to CRN live-via-satellite, you can drop in anytime, to air the content that suits your audience and schedule.

Prefer to play programs at different times? Pre-recorded files will be available to stations ahead of IWD for previewing and local scheduling. An asterisk (*) denotes that a file will be available for download ahead of Tuesday. Contact crn@cbaa.org.au for download links.

International Women's Day 2016 live on CRN-2 (channel 631, VAST)

Note on the National Radio News: bulletins will play as per usual on CRN-2 on the hour through this entire afternoon and evening of special programming, apart from 15:00 and 16:00 EDT.

  • 14:04 to 15:00 EDT: We're kicking it off with a special edition of 3CR's Music Sans Frontieres. Every week the show brings the music of diverse cultural groups and artists to the airwaves. (*)

  • 15:00 to 17:00 EDT: 3MBS presents Notes on a Page, a two-hour documentary charting the fascinating history of female composers in Australia. It also looks forward and explores where the future of music making is headed. It includes interviews with luminaries like Anne Boyd and Helen Gifford, as well as modern superstars like Liza Lim, Mary Finsterer and Elena Kats-Chernin. (*)

  • LIVE! 17:05 to 19:00 EDT: PBS FM's Mixing Up the Medicine will take your listeners to the heart of Melbourne's music scene with not one but two live-to-air performances from the renowned Studio 5 Live, Photo of Erica, host of PBS program Mixing Up The Medicinewith female-led rockers Loose Tooth (17:15-17:40) and Cable Ties (18:15-18:40). This live show will be specifically presented by Erica (pictured) for a national audience. Get familiar with Mixing Up the Medicine here. (NB - there will be a break for the National Radio News and a further 60 seconds of music fill (allowing stations to attend to local announcing requirements) from 18:00 to 18:05 EDT.

  • 19:04 to 20:30 EDT: She’s been a familiar voice to CRN audiences as the host of Home Brew in 2015. Now Jenny O’Keefe returns to present a special edition of the program from the studios of Main FM in Castlemaine -100% Australian music, naturally. Featuring interviews with Wet Lips, Tracy McNeil and Mojo Juju – and live performances from the latter two. You’ll also hear great spoken word from Alice Eather, Sukjhit Kaur Khalsa (recently featured on Australia's Got Talent - she's brilliant), and Lana Woolf. (*)

  • 20:30 to 22:00 EDT: Koori Radio’s Emily Nicol presents a special edition of Making Tracks, with music from a wide range of inspiring and groundbreaking Indigenous Australian female artists, as well as strong voices from other First Nations and marginalised communities internationally. Interviews and the vox pops will be heard too. (*)

  • LIVE! 22:00 to 00:00 EDT: Good Morning Country/2MCR’s Jane Kellaway, Tamworth People's Choice Awards winner for two years running, will present 2hrs of all-female country music. A perfect option for stations that take CRN content overnight as part of their sustaining service. Regular CRN programming will resume from 00:00 EDT with the BBC News - running right through the night and into Good Morning Country on Wednesday morning.

Talks content available now

Available on-demand ahead of IWD (contact CRN for link to online folder). At the time of writing:

  • Stand Up Ladies (Triple R). From the National Features & Documentary Series, a 27’50 minute piece looking at the challenges facing female comedians in Australia.

  • It’s the Satanic Verses, Love (Vision Australia Radio) From the National Features & Documentary Series, a 27’50 minute piece in which we meet the women who make up one very special book club.

  • Her Game (Triple R)   A series of short stories exploring the experiences of people who have traditionally been excluded from playing Australian football. Through the eyes of players, coaches, presidents, reporters and supporters; it explores how some people experience their gender within AFL culture.

  • “How girls made good radio from the very beginning” – recent story from The Wire

  • Creating a New Work (3MBS) - A series of three segments that charts the course of the birth of a new piece into the classical repertoire. Beginning with the commission, speaking with the performers and, of course, the composer. In this case Sally Greenaway has been commissioned by the Merlyn Myer Women’s Composition Commission. This series is presented by Felicity Cronan and produced by Stefanie Kechayas.

  • A selection of content from 3CR’s national Accent of Women and Women on the Line programs

With more to come... Does your station have content to put forward? Let us know.

The CBAA sends its thanks to all the hard-working broadcasters and their home stations stations for the extra time and effort that's gone into putting this content together and sharing it with the network.

For CRN subscribers:

  • Prefer to play programs at different times? Pre-recorded files will be available to stations ahead of IWD for previewing and local scheduling. An asterisk (*) denotes that a file will be available for download ahead of Tuesday.
  • Contact crn@cbaa.org.au for download links.
  • For more information contact CRN staff on 02 9310 2999.

Not a CRN subscriber, but want to find out more about getting content like this for your station? Read more here.

 

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