With International Women’s Day just one week away, Double J have unveiled their plans for the day, revealing they’ll be using March 8th as an opportunity to shine a light on the 50 “game-changing women” in local Australian music.
The station has called upon listeners to help them collate their list, requesting fans to tell them which “female artists have helped you see the world differently, broken barriers or just created the music you love”. In addition to solo artists, singular band members, DJs, and producers, Double J have noted they’re on the lookout for “everyone from the ground breakers through to crowd pleasers, from current faves to the legends that came before them”.
The list of 50 game-changing women is set to be revealed on the station next week alongside a full day of stories, songs, and discussions from female and gender diverse artists across triple j, Double J and triple j Unearthed.
On triple j, Ash McGregor will join Dave Woodhead on Lunch, while Jess Perkins will appear alongside Hobba & Hing on the Drive program, and Bridie Tanner will co-host Home & Hosed with regular presenter Declan Byrne. Meanwhile, the likes of Bryce & Ebony, Lucy Smith, Avani Dias, Bridget Hustwaite, and Nkechi Anele will spend the day presenting female-led music and stories.
It’s a similar story on Double J, too, with Zan Lowe on deck at 9am, Karen Leng at 12pm, Caz & Tim onair from 3pm to 6pm, while Emma Donovan will co-host Tower of Song alongside Henry Wagons between 7pm and 9pm. Meanwhile, triple j Unearthed will see Tanya Bunter hosting the Tops program.
To nominate artists for Double J’s “game-changing women of Australian music” list, listeners can do so by contacting the station via the triple j textline [0439 757 555] or via the triple j, Double J, and triple j Unearthed Instagram accounts.