Linda Coogan Byrne chats with The Sunday Times.
Exclusive 2 Page Interview with Linda Coogan Byrne for The Sunday Times: 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
“Young girls cannot aim to be what they cannot see or hear.” – Minister Martin introduces measures for gender balance!
Research by the National Women’s Council of Ireland and Why Not Her? have found significant disparities in the gender balance on Irish radio and television, with female artists receiving less airtime and female voices less likely to be heard in discussions. The new measures are designed to ensure gender-balanced panels on current affairs or news shows, along with more air time for music composed or performed by women.