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Memorial Day 2015 at WEFT

On this Memorial Day I am at WEFT 90.l fm http://weft.org “Listener supported, volunteer operated community radio for east central Illinois and streaming live around the world.” I don’t usually do Monday afternoons but both the Blues collective and World music needed subs and my other option was cleaning, so here I am.

I’ve been a volunteer at WEFT since sometime in 1984 (doing a feminist news drop in called Feminist Effusion with some other womyn.) I got my FCC license in 1986 because of the Great Women’s Radio Adventure which was done in conjunction with the National Women’s Studies conference held in 1986. Summer of 1987 I took over as a summer sub for the 6-8 am Saturday show…ended up staying in that slot for 5 years doing Womyn’ Music and Music By Women. Took breaks off and on through the 90s but in the early 2000s I joined the Womyn Making Waves collective and, while the collective has waxed and waned through the years I’ve been doing WMW ever since. “I’m not a lesbian, but I play one on the radio”

Womyn Making Waves is a show devoted to women’s music, news, issues and community and it was (I think) the first show that aired on WEFT in September 1981! Imagine…Women’s radio in 1981!. You can find music by women on Pandora and Spotify, on Sirius, on the web. I highly recommend Women of Substance Radio.

Womyn Making Waves is on from 1-3 Sunday. Currently our collective consists of 4 women and all of us have very different takes on what constitutes women’s music. Tune in every week for a new and different sound. The WMW Blog is at: https://womynmakingwaves.wordpress.com/. You can even give me a call and let me know what you think: 217-359-9338…that’s FLY-WEFT

crossposted at Journey of a kitten

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Playlist 2015 May 24 Gina host

Ani DiFranco / Little Plastic Casltes / Official Bootleg Series Sampler / 2007 / Righteous Babe Records
Melissa ferrick / Win ‘Em Over / Freedom / 2002 / What Are Records
Joni Laurence / Wal-Mart Blues / With no Aplogy / 2006 / Joni Laurence
Dusty Springfield / Tupulo Honey / Dusty Springfield Ultimate Collection / 2001 / Universal Music Enterprises
Peggy Lee / Fever / The Best of Peggy Lee / 1997 / Blue Note
Meliisa Etheridge / I Will Always Love You / Just Because I’m a Woman / 2003 / Sugar Hill
10,000 Maniacs / Peace Train / In My Tribe / 1987 / Rhino/Elektra
The Breeders / Cannonball / Cannonball / 1993 / 4AD
Bjork / It’s Oh So Quiet / -unknown- / 1995 / Elektra
Alabama Shakes / Don’t Wanna Fight / Sound & Color / 2015 / ATO Records
Tracy Chapman / Give Me One Reason / New Beginning / 1995 / Elektra
Jacqui Naylor / Cheese Puff Daddy / Shelter / 2003 / Ruby Records
Natalia Zukerman / Loved Like That / Only One / 2006 / Talisman Records
Rickie Lee Jones / Flying Cowboys / Flying Cowboys / / Geffen
Gemma Ray / Long Live This Life / Milk For Your Motors / 2014 / Bronze Rat Records
Norah Jones / Thinking About You / Not Too Late / 2007 / Blue Note
Patty Larkin / Angels Wings / Respond / / Signature Sounds
Joan Armatrading / Show Some Emotion / Joan Armatrading 20th Century Masters / 2000 / A&M Records
Mary J Blige / Whole Damn Year / The London Sessions / 2014 / Capitol
Shy Hunters / Pure Joy / Oh That I Had Wings / 2014 / Future Shock Studios
Corrine Bailey Rae / Call Me When you Get This / Corrine Bailey Rae / 2006 / Capitol
Indigo Girls (featuring Michelle Malone) / Wild Horses / Staring Down the Brilliant Dream / 2010 / Vanguard
Joan Osborne / Crazy Baby / Relish / 1995 / Mercury
Kd Lang / The Joker / Drag / / Warner Brothers Records
Dolly Parton / Just Because I’m a Woman / Just Because I’m a Woman / 2003 / Sugar Hill