Acclaimed independent radio station 1BTN has unveiled an all-day female takeover for International Women’s Day on Thurs 8 March. Based in Brighton & Hove, but broadcasting worldwide via 1btn.fm, 1BTN has grown into one of the UK’s most respected independent radio stations in just under three years. The diverse roster features over 180 presenters spanning more than 100 shows.
To celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD), 1BTN will be taken over by an exciting selection of the station’s talented female DJs and presenters, plus some very special guests. The 1BTN IWD Takeover starts at 9am and continue until midnight, featuring an array of different genres – from Motown, reggae, disco and funk to house, new wave, pop and electronic.
Presenting live in the 1BTN studio will be Sista Selectas, Molly Pop, Lucy ‘Elle J’ Small, Lucie Barat with actress Fiona O’Shaughnessy, Jayne Winstanley and Club Click with Catherine Sones & Hannah Sherlock (Love Is The Message). “IWD is an excuse to celebrate women,” said Hannah. “And also to remind ourselves the importance of striving for global gender equality.” Joining them is Queen Josephine & Kate Wildblood, Suze Rosser with Inspired Presents Women in Electronic Music featuring Lara Paradinas / Producer Girls, Clara Suess & Kerry Jean Lister, Jayney Blam Blam, Emma Thompson Murphy with Phantom Power, and Katie Blackwell & Chantal Irtelli with Women of the World.
International Women’s Day is a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements, whilst calling for gender equality. This is especially relevant in 2018 as this year marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. “From the Pankhursts to the celebrities lending their name to the plight of women across the modern-day globe, it’s vitally important to celebrate the courageous and inspirational women who inspire us,” says 1BTN presenter & musician, Lucie Barat. “The fight for equality is still very, very real.” With many music festivals and event line-ups often heavily weighted towards male artists, plus the gender pay gap and the rise of the #MeToo movement, there is still a lot of work to be done to achieve gender equality, especially in music and entertainment.
The 1BTN International Women’s Day Takeover comes to 1BTN from 9am to midnight on Thurs 8 March. Listen via 101.4FM and DAB in the Brighton & Hove area, and on www.1btn.fm anywhere in the world.