“We all know there should be more female presenters on music radio. There are some brilliant ones – Annie Nightingale, Zoe Ball, who is on Radio 2. It would be great if she was on Radio 2 every day. She’s not. Vanessa Feltz is great but she’s on at 5 o’clock in the morning,” said Garvey.
“There’s a feeling that women don’t want to listen to other women, which is utter rubbish. Maybe there’s a feeling that men won’t listen to a woman. That’s rubbish too. There’s no evidence for any of this,” Garvey told MediaGuardian in Salford.
“In 1946 when Woman’s Hour started the first presenter was a man. This is drummed into me by Woman’s Hour folklore. They didn’t think women would listen to another woman. It’s just rubbish. We have really got to get things shifting now.”