How Radio Requests Work
The IAWM has used the Radio Requests campaign to promote broadcasts of music by women composers. Every week, participants in the IAWM’s listserv and visitors to this Web page are encouraged to ask local and internet stations to play work by a chosen woman composer. Participants ask stations to play recordings of the featured composer’s works, or, if the station does not possess recordings of her work, to substitute something by another composer listed on this site.
Here is a sample request. We also encourage composers and performers to send their recordings to appropriate broadcasters. A Resource Directory of stations and contact information also indicates broadcasters’ preferences.
In 2005, IAWM named radio stations KMFA, KWAX, and WMFE Honored Broadcasters for their commitment to broadcasts of women’s compositions. Download PDF press release here.