Women’s radio stations, archives and contacts world-wide

compiled by Caroline Mitchell (Caroline.Mitchell[ ät ]sunderland.ac.uk) 

Last update 1 August 2019

Fem FM archive in Bristol:
In 1992, over 200 women made history in Bristol by setting up the UK’s first women’s radio station – Fem FM.  The Fem FM archive of recordings, photographs and other material was recently transferred to Bristol Record Office.  The original broadcast tapes have now been digitised and the collection is available for research.

Feminist International Radio Endeavour (FIRE)
Web site: http://www.radiofeminista.net/
Archive: http://www.fire.or.cr/audios.htm

International Association of Women in Radio and TelevisionWeb site: https://www.iawrt.org/

New Emergences platform focusing on gender equality in electronic music and sound art: http://newemergences.com

Pacifica Women´s Radio Archive: American Women Making History and Culture, 1963-1982 (“American Women”) http://www.pacificaradioarchives.org/


Oslo’s counter-culture and feminist radio station- FM since 1982 . Now online and on facebook… http://radiorakel.no/

Sound Women is a network of over 1000 women working in audio committed to raising the profile of women who work in the radio and audio industry, developing talent, and celebrating achievement. Now stopped after five impactful years.  See  http://www.soundwomen.co.uk Now see the Sound Women network: https://www.facebook.com/groups/soundwomennetwork/

Women at the BBC

Women’s Radio Group (WRG) (UK) :
Web site: http://www.womeninradio.org.uk/

Women’s International Newsgathering Service (WINGS)
Web site: www.wings.org/
WINGS program audio (2009-present) and descriptions in the archive hosted by Canada’s National Campus and Community Radio Association http://previous.ncra.ca/exchange/dspProgramList.cfm?seriesID=53684

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