Wow! what a busy few weeks it’s been co-ordinating the BCFm’s International Women’s Day broadcast event. The whole schedule will be devoted to female led programmes, features and music. It all kicks off with the One Love Breakfast show at 7am which will be launched by Ali Grant, Chairperson of BCFm. The Breakfast crew will be fronted by BCFm regulars Harriet Robinson and Mel Mason as well as being joined by Kizzy Morrell from our sister station Ujima FM.
The OLB show will also feature a live link up with Christina Robino, our roving reporter for the day, from the “Breakfast on the Bridge” event at the Avon Gorge Hotel. New police commissioner Sue Mountstevens will be joining us in the studio along with Kimberly Le Blanc who’s organising a fabulous fundraising event for Womankind later on in the evening featuring BCFm regular Bashema, Poppy Perez and and Bucucrasu.
We’ll also be talking to a wide range of guests during the day including world renown health expert Dr Rosy Daniel, Gill Nicholson and Rose from African Initiatives who’ll be hosting their 3rd Annual International Women’s Rights Conference “Women’s rights – Women wronged” on the 9th March with guest speakers Kerry McCarthy MP and Danielle Radice.
We’ll also be linking up with the first ever Regional Fair Trade awards at the Colston Hall hosted by Levi Roots where Christina will be talking with Bristol Link with Nicaragua honey producer Agueda Ordonana who will be speaking about the importance of Fair Trade for women and the community of Puerto Morazon.
Jane from the Fawcett Society will be telling us more about the history of IWD and Lucienne Boyce will be discussing Bristol’s Suffragette legacy. Dawn Taylor will be coming in to talk about the amazing work of Bristol Rape Crisis.
We’ll also be hearing about some of the many events happening in the city for the day as well as hearing how IWD is celebrated in different cultures. And as it’s International Women’s Day we’ll be featuring contributions from Bristol’s beautiful and diverse community.
The Somali ladies will be on in the afternoon and am happy to announce that the Shout Out crew will be hosting an hour drive time show. La Ventana Latina will be on in the evening followed by a newly reformed Chinese Connection. It was lovely welcoming back Jade Yang Pang and Laura Kan to the studio last night who’ve come back for this one-off special occasion.
We’ll also be supported by Passion Fm and Radio Salaam Shalom and Burst (Bristol Uni Radio) during the evening. What a jam packed schedule we have! It’s been a lot of hard work but its been awesome working with such a fabulous team of women who’ve really pulled out all the stops to make this happen. A schedule of the day’s programming will be posted soon 🙂