International Women’s Day this year is being marked by BBC Radio 1 with an all-female line-up for 12 hours on two nights.
Presenters including Annie Nightingale and Adele Roberts will make up the 24 hours of women-only radio, from 7pm to 7am on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th March. The second night will also be simulcast on 1Xtra.
Gemma Cairney, who has just been promoted to early breakfast however will not feature on the night rota.
Female artists and producers will feature through the broadcasts including a special Essential Mix from Polish-born DJ Madga.
Annie Nightingale said: “I am looking forward to celebrating the array of specialist dance DJs on Radio 1, who are female. 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.
“The line-up shows our individual styles and genres from garage, house, drum n bass, r&b, hip hop, trap, grime and techno, and we shall have a lot of fun over the weekend.”
Radio 1 Controller Ben Cooper: “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.”
Here’s the schedule:
Friday 7th March 2014
7-9pm Annie Mac
1-3am Essential Mix – Magda
3-5am Annie Nightingale
Saturday 8th March 2014
7-9pm Sarah Jane Crawford
9-11pm Sian Anderson
11pm-1am Jamilla Edwards
1-3am Madam X
3-5am Claira Hermet
5-7am Adele Roberts