Jo Stanley’s Broad Radio goes to air
Jo Stanley’s experiment, Broad Radio, has broadcast its first program online.
Broad Radio is framed as radio for women, by women. It currently airs as a once-weekly hour-long livestream on Facebook, however Stanley has flagged its lofty growth ambitions.
“Obviously this isn’t technically radio… Long-term we want this to be a full radio station. That’s what we’re aiming to build – a 24/7 radio station for women, by women,” she said in the first broadcast.
“I love podcasts, and I love radio, and I think the older you get, as a woman, you maybe hear and see less of yourself a little bit, and you also I think love that podcast content, deep-dive conversations, things that really matter to us, but you’re not really hearing it in radio. So I thought, why not bring it together?”
The show did experience some technical difficulties with sound and callers, however Stanley and her co-host Angela Pippos agreed it was exciting to give something different a go, and any issues could be ironed out in upcoming episodes.
The show covered strategies to go into 2021 with optimism, the role the community plays in ending family violence, and a scathing review of Wonder Woman 1984.
The episode was commercially supported by Chemist Warehouse.
Stanley fronted the The Matt & Jo Show on Fox FM, helping to take it to more than 40 FM wins.
The full episode is below.