Jo Stanley’s Broad Radio goes to air

Jo Stanley’s experiment, Broad Radio, has broadcast its first program online.

Broad Radio is framed as radio for women, by women. It currently airs as a once-weekly hour-long livestream on Facebook, however Stanley has flagged its lofty growth ambitions.

“Obviously this isn’t technically radio… Long-term we want this to be a full radio station. That’s what we’re aiming to build –  a 24/7 radio station for women, by women,” she said in the first broadcast.

“I love podcasts, and I love radio, and I think the older you get, as a woman, you maybe hear and see less of yourself a little bit, and you also I think love that podcast content, deep-dive conversations, things that really matter to us, but you’re not really hearing it in radio. So I thought, why not bring it together?”

The show did experience some technical difficulties with sound and callers, however Stanley and her co-host Angela Pippos agreed it was exciting to give something different a go, and any issues could be ironed out in upcoming episodes.

The show covered strategies to go into 2021 with optimism, the role the community plays in ending family violence, and a scathing review of Wonder Woman 1984. 

The episode was commercially supported by Chemist Warehouse.

Stanley fronted the The Matt & Jo Show on Fox FM, helping to take it to more than 40 FM wins.

The full episode is below.

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CJ.
11 Jan 2021 - 6:05 pm

… there was “a 24/7 radio station for women, by women” called “Girls On Air” on 87.6 FM in Kyogle which started in 2007 after receiving a $23,100 grant from the Department of Women … dunno what happened to it … the frequency is Adventist Radio today …

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