Public service, radio and music go hand in hand. This special relationship is evident today through some of the diverse and inclusive music programming being broadcast by public service media. However, there is always room for improvement. Gender disparity on-air needs to be addressed. Indeed, women artists and musicians are under-represented on most radio stations.
This online panel echoes the 2021 International Women’s Day’s theme #choosetochallenge. How are public service radio and music working towards gender equality? How are they celebrating the work of creative women and engaging with audiences on this topic? The panel discusses sustainable initiatives and policies.
Sara Mohr-Pietsch, Presenter, BBC Radio 3; Artistic Director, Dartington Music Summer School & Festival
Stine Danving, Editor & Presenter, P8 Jazz, DR, Copenhagen
Francis Gay, Head of Music, WDR, Cosmo
Peaches, Artist and Keychange Ambassador
Rebecca Tong, Resident Conductor of the Jakarta Simfonia Orchestra