Updated February 17, 2024

The Advocacy Committee encourages every composer and performer with a commercially produced CD to send it to appropriate stations–and, as Ursula Rempel says, “let us know that you have.” We encourage everyone who hears women’s compositions over the airwaves or the Internet to thank the broadcasters.

A growing list of “friendly” stations follows. “Friendly” stations are those inclined to broadcast recordings of compositions by women and living composers. [If possible, before mailing CDs, go to the stations’ web pages to get a sense of the types of music they play.]

ABC Classic (Australia)

Contact information:

  • [email protected]: the Daily Programming Unit, for direct correspondence relating to new releases and other broadcast proposals
  • [email protected]: Australian Music Unit producer Stephen Adams, for inquires regarding New Waves Podcast, and for event, recording, and production proposals relating to new and repertoire Australian music. (NB: Stephen is also a member of the Daily Programming Unit.)
  • mailing address: Daily Programming Unit, ABC Classic FM, GPO Box 9994, Sydney, NSW 2001 AUSTRALIA.

The unit has a strong commitment to improving gender balance in classical programming across the board from early music to the latest compositions. Note that, while ABC Classic FM does not have a dedicated new music program on radio, the network does have the New Waves Podcast, a weekly podcast program of new Australian music and interviews.

Berklee Internet Radio Network (BIRN) now accepts both physical and digital music submissions for airplay. Physical copies should be sent to: Berklee College Of Music / Attn: The BIRN / MS-150- WTDV / Boston, MA 02215 / USA.

CBC Music (FM across Canada and northern U.S.) carries In Concert, Sundays 11am-3 pm in any North American time zone. Host Paolo Pietropaolo ([email protected]) often features works by women of the past and the present. Other CBC Music classical music programs, including Tempo and Shift, also regularly feature works by women. Paolo reports that episodes of his In Concert Revival Hour feature are available for on-demand listening:

(although, for now, only in Canada). The composers on that feature are all from the past–neglected and forgotten composers–including many women composers. We’re still in the process of uploading the back catalogue, but in case it should interest you to peruse the list and see what it’s all about, you can find it here:

COAST TO COAST A.M. Composers and performers interested in having excerpts of their work played as “bumper music” on Coast to Coast A.M. – a commercial radio program carried by “more than 500 stations in the U.S., as well as Canada, Mexico and Guam” and “heard by nearly three million weekly listeners” – may want to see New Music Sundays (linked above). The first Sunday of every month, Coast to Coast A.M. plays short clips of new music as transitions between program segments.

THE GRAND at 101.1 FM in Fergus, Ontario, Canada. Tom Quick’s show, Women in Music, is broadcast at least two Sundays a month, 10pm-12am Eastern Time. He is especially interested in Canadian content, and can be reached at [email protected].

Jefferson Public Radio (JPR). Affiliated with Southern Oregon University, Jefferson Public Radio’s stations serve much of southern Oregon and northern California. Valerie Ing ([email protected]) hosts Siskiyou Music Hall weekday afternoons on the Classics & News Service. Before mailing CDs (to Southern Oregon University / 1250 Siskiyou Blvd. / Ashland, OR 97520 USA), music director Don Matthews prefers that you email him at [email protected]. Please see also KRVM.

KALX in Berkeley, CA, USA, accepts physical releases (CDs and vinyl) only, and does not integrate digital submissions. Information about submitting music is available here. Music directors Michael Henning, Mia Call, and Chris Michel can be reached at [email protected]. “Please do NOT email MP3s or other attachments!” The mailing address is KALX / Attention: Music Director / University of California / 26 Social Sciences Building #5650 / Berkeley, CA 94720-5650, USA.

KDFC in San Francisco, California (USA). “Since we are now under the same programming umbrella as KUSC in Los Angeles, our (mostly) shared programming reaches more than a million listeners each week throughout the state of California (and beyond, on-line),” says music director Rik Malone. CDs may be sent to him at Classical 102.1 KDFC / 200 Van Ness Avenue /  San Francisco, CA USA 94102. You may e-mail him through the Web page. Please note that Rik reports that “we try to stay as tonal and melodic as possible in our playlist.”

KGNU-FM. You may contact Indra Raj, Music Director, through the Web page. The mailing address is KGNU-FM, 4700 Walnut St. Boulder CO 80301 (U.S.A).

KGPR 89.9 FM. Matt Donnelly, host of Classical Journey, asks composers and performers to mail their classical recordings to him at KGPR Public Radio, 2100 16th Ave. S., Great Falls, MT 59405 USA.

KLCC-FM. The contact information is KLCC-FM / 136 West 8th Avenue / Eugene, OR 97401 USA / (541)463-6045 / [email protected].

KMFA was named one of the IAWM’s Honored Broadcasters for its commitment to broadcasting music written by women. Also at KMFA, IAWM member Kathryn Mishell— winner of the 2009 Gracie Award for Outstanding Portrait/ Biography, given by American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT) in recognition of “superior quality in writing, production and programming,” and the 2008 Silver Communicator Award of Distinction for Audio—produces and hosts Into the Light, which broadcasts women’s compositions over the airwaves and the Internet. Contact KMFA: 3001 N. Lamar #100, Austin, TX, USA. Please note that Into the Light is on hiatus.

KMUD plays “anything but hard rock.” Broadcasts are streamed on the Internet and archived. Go to their website to see which programs are appropriate for your vinyl records and CDs, and to contact program hosts.

KNVC FM 95.1 in Carson City, NV, USA, “is a free-form, all-volunteer station with genres from classical to punk rock,” says Joe Bly. “Our featured genres are AAA/folk/singer-songwriter, Celtic, Native American, jazz, blues, classical, alt-rock/indie/punk, Americana, Cajun, bluegrass, world music, and solo acoustic artists. I suppose it would be easier to say we play about everything except religious, mainstream country, or classic rock, as there are stations playing those genres in our market with whom we get along and don’t wish to compete.”

Joe Bly and Katie Marie, who host High Country Celtic Radio on KNVC, ascribe to the goals of the “FairPlé” movement started by Irish singer Karan Casey, and aspire to represent women and men musicians equally on their show. They can be reached at [email protected]. The station accepts digital submissions. Physical media can be mailed to KNVC / 990 N. Minnesota St./ Carson City NV 89703-3815 / USA.

KQAC 89.9 FM (All Classical Portland), says music and programming director John Pitman, “has made a commitment to increasing the presence of women composers in its programming.” Contact: 211 SE Caruthers, Suite 200, Portland, OR, 97214 USA; [email protected].

KRVM. Owned by Eugene School District 4J, KRVM can be heard online at this link. “Our Women In Music show airs Tuesday evenings from 7pm-9pm PT, and we are certainly open to receiving any CDs by women artists for consideration of airplay,” says program director Stu Allen. “The show focuses on contemporary music as opposed to classical, jazz, or world music. CDs may be addressed to KRVM / Women In Music / 1574 Coburg Rd #237 /Eugene, OR 97401 (USA). I’ll be sure they get into the right hands.” KRVM-AM broadcasts Jefferson Public Radio’s News & Information Service at AM 1280 and at FM 98.7 in Eugene, OR, USA, and online at this link.

KTRU, affiliated with Rice University in Houston, TX (USA), produces Scordatura, which is dedicated to new music, avant-garde music, electroacoustic music, soundscape, and anything unusual. The station broadcasts seven hours of new music (many different kinds) each week. They also interview composers and performers of contemporary music on the show. You can listen on their webpage. Composers and performers may send CDs and contact information to: Scordatura Show / KTRU-FM / Ley Student Center / Rice University / 6100 Main St. / Houston, TX 77005.

KUFM plays a very eclectic mix of musical genres–from opera to hip hop. Its personnel have been known to read at length from liner notes of living composers. You may contact from the web page: Michael Marsolek, Program Director, or Susan Bensen, Morning Classics Music Director. Montana Public Radio, the University of Montana, Missoula, MT, 59812-8064, USA. (406) 243-4931. Phone number: 1-800-325-1565.

KWAX, Classical Oregon, (91.1 FM in Eugene, OR, USA). CDs can be sent to music director Peter van de Graaff or programming and operations director Rocky Lamanna at this address: KWAX / 75 Centennial Loop / Eugene, OR 97401 / USA.

WCNY Classic FM produces and broadcasts the weekly syndicated program, Feminine Fusion, which highlights women in classical music who “create, perform, and inspire.” Created and hosted by Diane Jones, Feminine Fusion is heard on more than 20 stations across the country, and is currently in its eighth season on WCNY-FM, Sundays at 2pm. In addition, Jones hosts Fresh From the Wrapper Thursday afternoons, 1pm-2pm EST, “sampling works from the newest CDs we’ve received in the studios.” There is “no need to e-mail before sending CDs” to this classical music station. Recordings can be sent to Diane Jones / WCNY 415 W. Fayette St. / Syracuse, NY 13204 / USA.

WCRB 99.5FM. In 2009, WCRB was bought by WGBH. WCRB’s 99.5 FM is all classical. CDs may be sent to: WGBH /Attention: Alice Abraham / 1 Guest Street / Boston, MA 02135 (USA).

WDRT 91.9FM. Composer William Neil is the host of WDRT Radio’s Symphony Sunday, in Viroqua, WI (USA). The program is broadcast at 9am-11am CT. Contact: [email protected].

WETA 90.9FM. Classical WETA 90.9 FM accepts all proposals via the U.S. Postal Service. Send CDs you would like considered to WETA-Classical 90.9FM / 2775 South Quincy Street / Arlington, VA 22206 (USA).

At WFCF (Flagler College Radio in St. Augustine, Florida, USA), IAWM member Ellen Grolman hosts Music of Our Mothers, Wednesdays, 1pm-3pm EST, on and on 88.5 FM; NPR-affiliate WFWM carries the show at 91.9 FM in Frostburg, MD, on Fridays from 10am-12pm; see the listing, below, for WFWM.

WFWM (91.7 FM, in Frostburg, MD, USA, Fridays 10am-12pm EST). “If you are interested in possibly having some of your music performed on the show,” Ellen Grolman says, “feel free to send the CD to me. Please send your CD(s) with details regarding duration, movement/ movement title, and performers (and program notes if available) to the address below and I will endeavor to air your repertoire. If at all possible, please mark the information directly on the CD itself; separate sheets of paper are easily lost. Please do not send the CDs by registered or certified mail. Both the recording quality and performances must be excellent in order for the CD to be aired.” : Ellen Grolman / 192 Anastasia Lakes Drive / St. Augustine, FL 32080. Her e-mail address is [email protected].

WGBH is now news/jazz (also world & Celtic). In 2009, WGBH bought WCRB. CDs may be sent to: WGBH /Attention: Alice Abraham / 1 Guest Street / Boston, MA 02135 (USA).

WGTE FM 91 in Toledo, Ohio, USA is, according to radio program manager Brad Cresswell, “very much interested in promoting the work of women composers.” Contact him at 1270 S. Detroit Ave. | Toledo, Ohio, or via their web site.

WERU-FM Community Radio in East Orland, Maine, USA, broadcasts and streams Women’s Windows at Sunday nights 8pm-10pm EST. Women’s Windows highlights women’s accomplishments found mostly “under the radar”—diverse music and spoken word. Mailing address: Women’s Windows, attn.: Linda Washburn, WERU Community Radio, PO Box 170, East Orland, ME 04431. Email: [email protected].

Whisperings plays solo piano music exclusively. Composers and performers are invited to go to the submissions link at the bottom of the home page, to check whether recordings are currently being accepted.

Classical WHQR, 92.7FM and 91.3FM/HD2, in Wilmington, NC, is also streamed at Music director Pat Marriott asks that people email him at [email protected] before mailing recordings to him at WHQR / 254 N. Front Street, Suite 300 / Wilmington, NC, USA 28401.

WHRB. CDs may be sent to: WHRB c/o Classical / 389 Harvard Street / Cambridge, MA 02138 (USA).

WMBR 88.1FM. Classical music director Alley Stoughton reports, “We at WMBR are happy to receive CDs for consideration. Also happy to receive email ([email protected]) regarding pieces/CDs.” CDs can be sent to her for her program, Not Brahms and Liszt. Not Brahms and Liszt features “classical music of the 20th and 21st centuries, from Stravinsky to Reich to Frances-Hoad and onward.” Mailing address: 3 Ames Street / Cambridge MA 02142 (U.S.A.)

The New Edge, hosted by Ken Field ([email protected]), airs Tuesdays 2pm-4pm on WMBR; on WOMR/WFMR 92.1FM/91.3 FM Provincetown/Orleans, MA, USA on Wednesday nights 12am-2am; and at various times in Raleigh, NC, USA, at, He characterizes The New Edge as “devoted to creative and innovative instrumental music.” Ken says, “Please send music submissions as digital download links (44/16 WAV if possible, along with a one-sheet), with streaming preview option if possible.”

WNUR is committed to listen to every recording submitted to it, and plays quite a range of genres. According to the station’s Web page, “There’s no reason to contact anyone at WNUR before sending your music; however, if you want to ask any questions, you should contact the music director or producer of the show you are sending your music to.” The address is WNUR 89.3 FM / Attn: [genre of music] / 1877 Campus Drive / Evanston, IL 60201 (USA).

WNYC (New York). Contact the station through the web page:

WOBC 91.5 FM. Foldover broadcasts electro-acoustic music (though recordings of acoustic music will be considered) live over the internet. The web page lists playlists from 1999 to present, with links to composers and labels. Host Tom Lopez accepts and reviews music on physical media: digital discs (CD, DVD, and BluRay), analog disc (LP), and analog tape (cassette). Materials will be returned if SASE is provided. Tom Lopez / 77 W. College St. / Oberlin Conservatory / Oberlin, Ohio 44074 / USA.

WOSU-FM at Ohio State University (listen here). For composers and performers interested in sending CDs to the station, the address is WOSU-FM / WOSU Public Media / 2400 Olentangy River Road / Columbus OH 43210-1027 (USA). Music Director Beverley Ervine may be reached at [email protected].

WPRB 103.3FM. Classical Discoveries on WPRB, 103.3 FM and online at in Princeton, NJ (USA), regularly plays women composers’ music. Winner of the 2005 ASCAP Deems Taylor Radio Broadcast Award, Classical Discoveries (Wednesdays, 5:30am-11am EST) is devoted to little known repertoire of all musical periods with an emphasis on the old (Baroque and before) and the “New Classical Music.” Composers and others interested in sending CDs should first contact Marvin Rosen via the show’s web page, because, he says, “occasionally I receive a CD from a composer of a genre that is not suitable for my program or a recording I already have.”

WQXR. To have recordings considered for WQXR, the 24-hour classical station, please send them to the attention of the Music Department. To have them considered on Q2, a 24/7, online music stream that celebrates 500 years of new music, please send them to the attention of Alex Ambrose. The address is Classical WQXR 105.9 / Attn: [appropriate person or department] / 160 Varick Street, Eighth Floor / New York, NY 10013 (U.S.A.). “Please know we receive a tremendous number of CD submissions, and thus call backs will only be made to artists with whom a show is interested in working.”

WXXI-FM 91.5 in Rochester, NY, USA. Program director Ruth Phinney writes the newsletter ([email protected]). Music director/announcer/producer Mona Seghatoleslami ([email protected]) handles new recordings/additions to our library, and writes the CD Spotlight feature, hosts the mid-day live concert program Live from Hochstein, coordinates our film series, and produces radio specials, and hopes to return to scheduling interviews with composers and performers.

Linda Rimel

[Broadcast Update is available on the Web page of the International Alliance for Women in Music, as are the identity and Web address of the current Radio Request composer and a growing list— more than 400 so far—of previous Radio Request composers with links to their Web pages.]



A Guide to Piano Music by Women Composers by Pamela Youngdahl Dees
Hildegard of Bingen: Music, Harmony, and the Cosmos by Beverly Lomer
Classical MIDI Archive, includes a selection of early music women composers MIDI files, sequenced by Hansjakob Heldstab
Lied, Art Song and Choral Texts Archive, includes a number of historical women composers such as Anna Amalia, Amy Beach, Augusta Holmes, Joanna Kinkel, Fanny Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann and others.
Renaissance & Baroque Music: Composers, wide panorama of early music history, including many women composers.
Women Composers Scoreography (University of Oregon)
Women Composers – database by Kapralova Society
Women Composers Collection: Hath Trust Digital Library
Women Conductors – database by Kapralova Society
Women in Music Theory: Resources / Links, from the Committee on the Status of Women of the Society for Music Theory


Women Musicians

Hildegard of Bingen: Music, Harmony, and the Cosmos by Beverly Lomer
Grazyna Bacewicz (1909-1969), Polish Music Reference Center
Mary La Bolduc (Travers) (1894-1941), from “Women in Canadian Music”
Carrie Jacobs-Bond (1862-1946), by Benjamin Robert Tubb
Nadia Boulanger, the Nadia Boulanger Experience by Helen Crayford
Francesca Caccini: La Liberazione di Ruggiero dall’isola d’Alcina by Erica Land, Clara Lau, Colette Gagnon
Cecile Chaminade (1857-1944), published bio-bibliography by Marcia J. Citron
Gloria Coates, bibliography in progress by Ralph Hartsock
Ruth Crawford (Seeger) (1901-1953), published biography by Judith Tick
Clara Edwards (1880-1972) page by Jami Kimble
Marie de France (fl. 1160-1215), International Marie de France Society – The Peggy Gilbert Website, featuring information about Peggy Gilbert and Her All-Girl Band – compiled and maintained by Jeannie Pool
EM FAQ: Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre Discography
Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre, CD & biography from Summit Records
Marie Jaëll (1846-1925), Pianist and Composer, information, links, sources
Marie Jaëll, by Lea Schmidt-Rogers
Kassia, from Other Women’s Voices
Johanna Kinkel (1810-1858), Enclyclopedia of Revolutions of 1848: discusses Kinkel’s political and social activism in Germany
Wanda Landowska (1879-1959), famous portrait (etching, 1917) by Emil Orlik, Limited Edition Graphics
Leonarda Productions: Classical, Medieval and Contemporary Recordings,

Books, Music, Posters

Alma Mahler (Werfel) 1879-1964, biography page, from German Exiles in Southern California
Fanny Mendelssohn (Hensel), published biography by Françoise Tillard
Edna Frida Pietsch (1894-1982), biographical material and compositions list
Florence Beatrice Smith Price (1888-1953), manuscript collection, University of Arkansas Libraries
The Maud Powell Society for Music and Education, dedicated to preserving the legacy of American violinist Maud Powell (1867-1920) and furthering her musical ideals by encouraging young people to cultivate music. The Society is a resource on American and British classical music history and the significant contributions women have made to music throughout the ages. This site offers information about Maud Powell and the Society’s programs, publications and events including its magazine on women in classical music.
EM FAQ Barbara Strozzi Discography
Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983), page by HNH, with caricature
Louise Talma (1906-1996), website by Louise Talma Society
Elizabeth Turner (pub. 1750′s-80′s), Songs and Lessons for the Harpsichord, facsimile from Jacks Pipes & Hammers, England
Women Composers Collection – Sibley Music Library, Women composers materials collected as a result of a project by the elementary music students of Edward Hines of Wendell, Massachusetts. During the 1993/94 academic year, music students wrote to a number of women composers to request scores and recordings of their compositions, as well as information about their lives, work, and musical training. Collection also contains a number of scores, many with accompanying recordings on tape, compact disc, video tape, or LP.