The Current Joins AAA Stations Nationally in Celebrating International Women's Day
Mar 6, 2019
ST. PAUL, Minn., March 6, 2019 — Friday, March 8, marks International Women’s Day, and AAA stations across the country will highlight the national and international ways the holiday can elevate women on the radio.
The women of The Current will present a day of programming celebrating women-identifying artists and their music, and across the nation, several AAA stations will join in celebrating International Women’s Day – a day dedicated to celebrating the achievements of women globally – with all-day lineups of music by women, special online content, guest interviews and in-studio sessions.
“We’re happy to take part in a larger movement that honors the amazing accomplishments women have made all over the world,” said Lindsay Kimball, assistant program director of The Current. “Music is just one field in which women have made a significant contribution, but it’s one that reaches people everywhere and in unique ways. We’re looking forward to joining our fellow stations and putting the spotlight on these influential artists and their work.”
AAA stations joining The Current with special programming on March 8 include:
KJAC The Colorado Sound (Denver)
KUOM Radio K (Minneapolis)
KUTX (Austin, TX)
WAPS/WKTL The Summit (Akron, OH)
WEXT (Albany, NY)
WFPK (Louisville, Ky.)
WRLT Lightning 100 (Nashville, Tenn.)
WYMS Radio Milwaukee (Milwaukee)
The Current will compile a YouTube playlist of in-studio performances featuring women artists filmed at these radio stations. The playlist will be available March 8 on The Current’s YouTube channel.
Learn more about The Current’s March 8 on-air and online special programming and sessions here.
About The Current
The Current® is a non-commercial, listener-supported radio station from Minnesota Public Radio® that brings listeners the best authentic new music alongside the music that inspired it. Presenting local to legendary, indie to influential, new to nostalgic, The Current® has helped launch and support more than 600 Minnesota artists during its 14-year history. The Current Sessions® host live performances of emerging and well-established artists recorded in MPR’s Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio. The Current® online is also home to four additional streams: Local Current (all-Minnesota music); Radio Heartland (acoustic, Americana and roots music); Rock the Cradle (music for kids and their grownups); and Purple Current, a stream introduced in 2018 exploring the music of Prince’s legacy. Visit thecurrent.org to learn more and find a complete list of stations.