Put more women on radio, Woman’s Hour’s Jane Garvey tells BBC | Media | guardian.co.uk

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“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.”

via Put more women on radio, Woman’s Hour’s Jane Garvey tells BBC | Media | guardian.co.uk.

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