Just had another busy day organising the International Women’s Day broadcast event on BCFM for Friday 8th March when the entire day’s schedule will be given over to female led presenters and features.
Kicking it all off will be the One Love Breakfast show with Harriet and Helen who will be joined by Kizzy and Amy from our sister station Ujima FM. We’ll also be featuring a live link up with the “Breakfast on the Bridge” event which will be raising money for the Women for Women International who support female survivors of war and civil strife and our guests will include the new police commissioner Sue Mountstevens.
Silver Sound, our show by the over 60’s, will be talking about the history of the suffragette movement and celebrating Bristol’s role in that and Real Women will also be on air with presenters Aisha Scott and Sangeeta Dewan.
During the special two hour edition of Vivacity we’ll have live link ups with our reporters from the Fawcett’s Society “Confronting Women’s Poverty” event at the City Hall. And we’ll also be at the Colston Hall for the Regional Fair Trade awards presented by Levi Roots. Fair Trade is a vital tool in tackling poverty in developing countries by providing a fair price for goods produced and allowing women to build skills, generate income and educate their children.
As its International Women’s Day we’ll also be celebrating Bristol’s rich diversity and feature contributions from the Somali ladies, the Latin Window with Rosabel Portela Barrios, and the Polish and Chinese community. It’s been fascinating to learn how differently the day is celebrated in different countries.
Natalie, Rose and Mitch from Shout Out, our popular show for the LGBT community will be taking over a drive-time slot and Burst featuring students from Bristol University will be in their usual Friday night slot. I’m also pleased that on this unprecedented broadcast event at BCFM we’ll be supported by two other esteemed members of our radio family – Passion FM and Radio Shalom Salaam.
We’ll also be welcoming many more interesting guests to our studio and hearing about some of the many IWD events that will be happening in the city that day, plus featuring some fantastic prizes for our listeners.
What an amazing and exciting day it’s going to be and I want to say in advance a huge thank you to all the team for their hard work and efforts on this project. There’s a huge amount of events and campaigns happening now which honour the struggles and celebrate the successes of the sisterhood and I’m privileged to be meeting so many of the talented and inspiring women who are behind this. May this feminine energy continue to rise up.