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Women in Radio conference in Montreal

May 22nd, 2009     by Stark Koenig     Comments

For those in Montreal who are interested in radio, public radio, feminist radio and campus radio, here is an upcoming event that could be really cool. There will be keynote speakers, workshops, and even field trips. I wish I could be there!

The Women in Radio Conference Thursday, June 11th, 2009 ALL DAY - 9h00-18h30 Hosted by CKUT Radio, part of the annual National Campus-Community Radio Conference happening June 7-13th.

** Voices from the Underground: Women’s voices, women’s power ** Women in Radio Keynote Presentation by Audrey Redman Ballroom, Shatner Building (3480 McTavish, McGill University) Thursday, June 11 - 17:00-18:30

Audrey Redman, Host of Honour the Earth a First Nation’s news and music program (formerly aired on CKLN community radio at Ryerson University in Toronto). This lecture is co-presented with Media@McGill, online at

The Women in Radio Conference (WIR) is a one-day conference held during the week-long National Community Radio Conference (NCRC). This year’s NCRC and the WIR conference is being hosted by CKUT Radio in Montreal. During the WIR, feminist broadcasters and allies come together to create spaces for greater participation by women through skill-sharing, visioning and consciousness raising. By prioritizing the voices of marginalized women, the conference addresses institutional oppression and discrimination in the campus-community radio sector. The conference also showcases the accomplishments of women broadcasters in the sector and holds women-only trainings in technical broadcasting. For more information and to read some of the work by women in the sector, please go to

WIR takes place in the Shatner Building (3480 McTavish, McGill University) from 9h00-18h30. This conference is wheelchair accessible and child care will be provided.

** WIR 2009 Schedule ** 9h00-10h00 … Breakfast 9h15-10h15 … Caucuses: Funding Coordinators / !Earshot / Feminist / GroundWire 10h30-11h45 … Workshops: Recruiting Women Music Programmers / Feminist Ethics / Trans Inclusion / Interview Skills 4 Women 12h00-13h15 … Workshops: Making Sound Art / Older Women in Radio / Unlearning Patriarchy / Circuit-Bending 4 Women 13h15-14h15 … Lunch 14h30-18h30 … Field Trip: Montreal Street Art Tour & Hands On: GroundWire Scriptwriting 14h30-15h45 … Workshops: Sexism, Misogyny & Homophobia in Music / Trans Programming / Who’s in a Name: WIR? / DJ Skills 4 Women 16h00-17h00 … Workshops: Feminist Music Programming / Building a Feminist Media Network / Station Accessibility for Kids / Documentary Production 4 Women 17h15-18h30 … WIR Keynote: Audrey Redman 20h00-22h00 … Tara-Michelle Ziniuk Book Launch at Cagibi

To find out more about this year’s NCRC taking place at McGill University in Montreal from June 7-13th, visit

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