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Radio 1 celebrating International Women’s Day with female-led specials

By | Published on Thursday 16 January 2014

Annie Nightingale

BBC Radio 1, God love it, has confirmed a series of specialist shows coinciding with International Women’s Day, which this year is on 8 Mar.

Airing between 7-8 Mar, the evening and overnight line-up is lead by the station’s female DJs (she-Js?), not least Annie Mac, Sarah Jane Crawford and its longest-serving presenter Annie Nightingale. It’ll feature guest mixes by artists like B Traits, Monki, Claira Hermet and Magda, who’ll cover a range of styles and genres.

Annie Nightingale, also Radio 1’s first woman broadcaster, says: “Gender is, welcomingly, not an issue nowadays when Radio 1 appoints new DJs and it has been demonstrably supportive of women. We all desire to be judged on our abilities alone in this very competitive field and we all thrive on the respect of our peer group, and our audiences”.

Station controller Ben Cooper adds: “It’s fantastic that Radio 1 and 1Xtra has such a wide range of female specialist DJs. We are committed to giving opportunities to the best DJs in the world and you are going to hear something very special to celebrate International Women’s Day”.

Find the timings of, and information on, all the shows at this link.