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Professor (PhD) of radio, researcher, networker and beyond and above all a feminist activist, Caroline Mitchell has since she joined 'Women's Airwaves' worked to turn her professional and social engagement real, through strengthening women and women's voices with a focus to ensure space, justice and empowerment for and of women. Fem FM - an 8-day radio licence in 1992 - co-created by Caroline, planned for a year, housed in a borrowed 4-storey building, filled with the 200 women (two hundred women, Caroline insists) who had taken holidays or in other ways made the dream of a lifetime come true: UK's first all women's radio station. In this podcast Caroline tells about Fem FM and all that followed - and she shares towards the end of the interview her advice on the non-negotiables when wanting to ensure a proper space for women in a new - or existing - community radio station.

Caroline is Professor of Radio and Participation at University of Sunderland, UK. Her research and practice are centred on community media production and cultures of transnational community radio and women's/feminist radio. She specialises in using mapping and participatory action research methods. Caroline has published widely about women and radio, including the edited volume ‘Women and Radio: Airing Differences’, (Routledge, 2000).

More background and links can be found at her site on https://empowerhouse.dk/women-on-the-global-community-airwaves/
Professor (PhD) of radio, researcher, networker and beyond and above all a feminist activist, Caroline Mitchell has since she joined 'Women's Airwaves' worked to turn her professional and social engagement real, through strengthening women and women's voices with a focus to ensure space, justice and empowerment for and of women. Fem FM - an 8-day radio licence in 1992 - co-created by Caroline, planned for a year, housed in a borrowed 4-storey building, filled with the 200 women (two hundred women, Caroline insists) who had taken holidays or in other ways made the dream of a lifetime come true: UK's first all women's radio station. In this podcast Caroline tells about Fem FM and all that followed - and she shares towards the end of the interview her advice on the non-negotiables when wanting to ensure a proper space for women in a new - or existing - community radio station. Caroline is Professor of Radio and Participation at University of Sunderland, UK. Her research and practice are centred on community media production and cultures of transnational community radio and women's/feminist radio. She specialises in using mapping and participatory action research methods. Caroline has published widely about women and radio, including the edited volume ‘Women and Radio: Airing Differences’, (Routledge, 2000). More background and links can be found at her site on https://empowerhouse.dk/women-on-the-global-community-airwaves/ read more read less

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