Black Women in Radio (BWIR) hosted a panel of women in various leadership roles in the radio industry. These women range from program directors to station owners discussed the unique challenges women in charge face in this male-dominated field.
BWIR is committed to maintaining a platform that addresses the unique challenges and perspectives of black women. Many women in the radio industry, like other industries, are challenged to be taken seriously. Now the tide is slowly turning.
These women are some of the few who have risen to the top of their game in the industry. These women will share details about their individual journeys to the top, what specific challenges they have faced in the field, how they learned to navigate through the ranks, what unique circumstances they face as female leads, and what it takes to make it to the top and remain. In light of the “Me Too Movement,” this should be interesting.
Our featured guest includes Khris “First Lady” Hutchison, Program Director and mid-day personality for Chicago’s 95.1 FM; Danielle “Ms. Hotsauce” Johnson, owner of Boston’s first digital radio Spark FM and she is a radio personality, podcaster, and community activist; Joyce Little, Program Director of WAOK and host of Love & Relationships; Pat Prescott 94.7 The Wave’s Morning Show Host, Sue “Big Sue” Purnell, popular R&B and Hip-Hop personality for Memphis’ K97. The discussion will be moderated by BWIR Founder, Felesha Love.
“It is our goal to create opportunities for the voices of Black women to be heard. We are honored to welcome some notable industry women with impressive leadership skills to provide perspective and insight on how women can change outdated narratives. We are providing more opportunities for women to get educated about the business and our place in it. We want to develop and support more thinkers, influencers, and leaders,” said Felesha Love.
When BWIR conceived their tagline: “Igniting a Decade of the New Woman” they anticipated a journey with twist and turns, but nothing like which has literally happened: historic media layoffs in less than 6 months resulting in unparalleled unemployment, a sole proprietorship seizing control of almost every radio station in America, a global pandemic, and massive global civil rights protests.
The good news is BWIR exists as the only platform where Black women in radio can converge freely to share their thoughts and feelings about their personal experiences in an industry, where for many years they have been either forgotten or overlooked. Black Women in Radio is an organization dedicated to the inclusion and celebration of Black women in the radio industry.
For more information about BWIR contact Felesha Love or BWIR Director Of Public Relations And Media Affairs Angela Greene.