BWIR conducts ongoing research to capture the perspectives of Black and minority women who might otherwise be excluded or overlooked in historic conversations. One might argue this undertaking to be a safeguard to endangered collections.
The BWIR Collection includes a pedagogy to assist educators to lecture on Black radio culture and the women who have contributed. This research is an expansion of academic study. Write to Felesha Love for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BWIR is proud to partner with the Radio Preservation Task Force (RPTF) which was created early in 2014. RPTF grows out of the Library of Congress National Recording Preservation Plan. Review extensive research from partners and collaborators here.
This is what happens when you break generational cycles and collaborate with like minded people who happen to be some of the most influential professionals in American broadcasting and abroad. Black Women In Radio (BWIR)is the leader of ongoing national historic women’s research to to remedy the exclusion of minority women in American broadcast history. BWIR is successfully connecting thousands of minority women from multi-generations, varied levels of career experience to celebrate professional contributions to Black radio culture on a National platform.
According to the FCC, there are over 3,000 commercial AM stations and 5,000 FM stations in the US, yet women and African Americans own a fraction of the total minority ratio of 9% of radio stations in the country.
To nurture careers, help build legacies, and preserve stellar contributions of media culture.
Create something everyday to positively change the way Women of Color are perceive in media.