#1509 Where Are The Women?


“I cannot believe you’ve put a woman on the radio like this. You know that women get their periods and then don’t make as much sense as men. You’ve made a massive mistake.”

Why aren’t there more women on the radio? It’s a debate that’s been raging for as long as radio has existed. Is their delicate lady voices? Is it an authority thing? Is it something else all together?

Emma Rose Nobel wants to work in radio – alarmed by the lack of women’s voices as she flicked through frequencies, she started to wonder if there would be room for her on the airwaves.

In this International Women’s Day special, we look at women in Australian radio today – commercial, public, and community, and ask the question ‘why?’

Producer: Emma Rose Nobel

Features Executive Producers: Jess O’Callaghan and Heidi Pett

Presenters: Pip Rasmussen and Michael Brydon

Image Credit: Andréanne Germain

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