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