BBC Radio Ulster + Foyle, Beat FM, Tipp FM, Radio Kerry, Clare FM and more commit to lead with Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in a landmark response to Gender + Racial Disparity on the Airwaves.

In a turning point within the Why Not Her? campaign to shift radio towards a more balanced and equal playlisting policy, that reflects the cultural vibrancy of the Irish music scene, it is announced today that BBC Radio Ulster + Foyle, Beat FM, Tipp FM, Clare FM and more commit to lead with Equality, Diversity…

Why Not Her Call On Irish Government to Lead Afghan Humanitarian Effort.

The devastating situation unfolding in Afghanistan is speedily becoming more deadly by the hour. Thankfully evacuation flights have resumed from Kabul, but its’s civilians are fleeing with nowhere to go, trying to get out of the country on flights, some military-operated, to seek refuge in bordering countries and internationally. Why Not Her along with many…

IRISH RADIO STATIONS 2FM, SPIN 103.8 & BEAT FM BECOME THE AGENTS OF CHANGE TOWARDS GENDER EQUALITY AND EMBRACE DIVERSITY

IRISH RADIO STATIONS 2FM, SPIN 103.8 & BEAT FM BECOME THE AGENTS OF CHANGE TOWARDS GENDER EQUALITY AND EMBRACE DIVERSITY >>>REGIONAL RADIO SHOW THEIR BIAS AND RELUCTANCE TO SUPPORT GENDER PARITY >>>CORK STATIONS FAIL TO SUPPORT EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY >>> + A LOOK AT COMMUNITY AND LOCAL RADIO! LINK TO VIEW PRESENTATION *recommended*: https://bit.ly/3jVYtM8 PLEASE USE THE HASHTAGS: …

The Women Making Waves On The Radio

Irish radio stations need to get in tune with the times and give greater airplay to more female musicians, reveals a scathing report by campaigner Linda Coogan Byrne. By Lauren Murphy You can now read the full interview with Linda Coogan Byrne, founder of Why Not Her? in the Sunday Times by clicking this link….

Irish Examiner Covers The 20 Year Irish Singles Chart Data Report

Irish charts and radio “largely ignore” women and people of colour, according to the latest gender disparity report of the music industry. The report, compiled by the Why not her? Collective, examined how female artists have fared in the Irish single charts over a 20-year period, with some years not featuring any women artists at…

Winne Ama of Why Not Her? Chats With The Times UK

The Times UK: 20 Years of the Irish Singles Charts: Interview special Excerpt: Just one in nine Irish artists with a hit single over the past 20 years have been women, a report has found. A study by the Why Not Her? campaign found that female artists made up only 11.2 per cent of the Irish musicians…

20 YEARS OF THE IRISH SINGLES CHARTS: DISPARITY DATA REPORT 2000-2019

“Two decades of broken dreams, years of exclusion, lost income and shattered careers: A Look at The Irish Singles Charts 2000-2019 & The Homegrown Charts” ·      Link to play a slideshow presentation of the full report is here: https://bit.ly/3aF9hZy PRESS RELEASE: Irish music charts and radio stations largely ignore female and BiPoc artists. Before Imelda May’s ‘11…

An Invitation to Action Plan for Radio

Invitation to Action Plan 2021: WNH? by WhyNotHer? ‘Led by music industry consultant Linda Coogan Byrne, global development executive Bernadette Sexton, and researcher and academic Dr Brenda Donohue, Why Not Her has now launched an action plan for Irish radio stations to implement in order to tackle the inequality. Audiences want to hear more womxn…