International Women’s Day on ABC radio, triple j & Double J

Former Assistant Editor

Radio stations across the country are preparing to mark International Women’s Day by showcasing the talented women both on-air and behind the scenes.

This Friday March 5, the ABC will do bit to celebrate the extraordinary women who work on the national broadcaster, focussing on the talent of its female broadcasters, journalists, content makers and behind the scenes staff. 

On triple j, over 20 women will present your favourite programs, interviewing guests and sharing their stories.

Sally & Erica are taking over from Ben & Liam on Breakfast, followed by Linda Marigliano on Mornings and Lucy Smith at Lunch.

Drive will be hosted by Veronica & Friends (including Odette & Jess Perkins), while Joe Lauder takes over Hack, Bridget Hustwaite on Good Nights and Alison Wonderland presents a special Friday Night Wonderland.

Music will be programmed throughout the day by triple j’s assistant music director Gemma Pike and music researcher/producer Karla Ranby, featuring music by female-identifying artists.

triple j Hack’s Ange McCormack will also be analysing the status of women in the music industry with her annual Women in Music report.

Meanwhile, on Double J Zan Rowe hosts Take 5 with Christine and the Queens before Kate Ceberano and Kaiit are In Conversation, sharing their experiences of life and the music industry and their favourite tunes.

Other shows will be hosted by Judith Lucy, Karen Leng and Okenyo, while Double J’s music will be curated by the station’s Music Director Dorothy Markek.

triple j Unearthed will broadcast live sets from all Aussie, all female-identifying artists as part of their “Dream Festival”, hosted by Celline Narinli and Claire Mooney, and The Hook Up’s Nat Tencic, and programmed by Claire Mooney.

On ABC radio, some of the best female broadcasters and journalists will deliver local news and information and will also feature an all-female music playlist.

Meshel Laurie and four other prominent Australians will join ABC Radio Melbourne’s Libbi Gorr for ‘Conversations’: an hour-long program from 11 am.

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