International Women’s Day has been celebrated at Black Country Radio with the station adjusting its schedule and music policy.
From 5am, weekend overnight presenter Sophie Bayliss hosted Early Breakfast who then handed over to The Fizzogs on the station’s Breakfast show.
Journalist and Black Country Week host, Eve Bennett will took over at 10am speaking to Charlotte Forrester – founder of ‘Gals in Journalism’ – and Prisha Bathia, a campaigner for chronic illness.
Early Breakfast presenter, Christine Ford went live from 1pm and Hannah Udell hosted Drive from 4pm, including a chat with Nicola Richards, MP for West Bromwich East.
Finally, weekend breakfast host, Gornal Trace is on the 7-9pm slot.
Marketing Director, Zyllah Moranne-Brown, said: “International Women’s Day is important to us at Black Country Radio, and we’re proud to have a diverse, empowered line up of women in our team.
“We’ve adapted our line up to bring some of our brilliant local voices together and they’ve handpicked some of their favourite songs to play so we can celebrate some of the great women in music at the same time.
“The theme for this year’s day is #ChooseToChallenge – and as a station we’re proud to challenge stereotypes, call out inequality and give everyone in our team an equal chance to shine.”