No Boys Allowed At Radio 1 This Weekend

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  • The radio station is celebrating International Women's Day by featuring only female DJs for two full days

    Friday night is Ladies Night over at Radio 1 – and Saturday and Sunday, too.

    The radio station is celebrating International Women’s Day by featuring only female DJs for two full days, starting tonight.

    ‘It’s fantastic that Radio 1 and 1Xtra has such a wide range of female specialist DJs,’ said Ben Cooper, controller BBC Radio 1. ‘We are committed to giving opportunities to the best DJs in the world and you are going to hear something very special to celebrate International Women’s Day.’

    Tonight’s line-up will include Annie Nightingale, BBC Radio 1’s first ever female DJ. ‘Gender is, welcomingly, not an issue nowadays when Radio 1 appoints new DJs and it has been demonstrably supportive of women,’ she said.

    We all desire to be judged on our abilities alone in this very competitive field and we all thrive on the respect of our peer group, and our audiences.’

    Make sure to tune in to Radio 1 this weekend to hear the wide variety of female-mixed jams.

    And keep that lady love going by joining Marie Claire‘s education initiative for International Women’s Day. All it takes is one simple tweet to make a difference.

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