FBi celebrates International Women’s Day 2017

March 7th 2017

March 8 is International Women’s Day, so we’re spinning female and femme-identifying artists all day long!

Got a fave you want to give a shout-out to? Let us know: text 0409 945 945 or tell us on social media with @fbiradio.

Tune in throughout the day to hear from kickass, inspiring women who are killing it in their fields – from AFL to hip hop, fighting for equal pay and creating boundary-pushing art. Here’s what to expect…


Up For It with Lucy Smith (6-9am)

Starting on Up For It at 8:15am, hear Lucy Smith chat with the youngest (and tallest) player in the women’s AFL league, Erin McKinnon from the Greater Western Sydney Giants.

“Growing up, we were always asked – who’s our favourite player? – and it was automatically male players, because there weren’t any women. Now you can ask young girls, young boys, and they can say women’s players – lots of people say Katie Brennan or Moana Hope.”

“It’s so cool that we can be role models. For us it was a dream to play footy, but for these girls it can be a goal. They can work towards it knowing that they really do have this opportunity.”


  • Interview :: AFLW's Erin McKinnon on Up For It

Mornings with Alex Pye (9-12)

On Mornings at 9:15am, Alex Pye will speak to live music activist and co-owner of Bakehouse Studios, Helen Marcou, who is being inducted to the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.

At 11:15, we’ll be chatting with former Sydney University Women’s Officer Anna Hush about feminism on campus and her new role as ambassador for EROC (End Rape On Campus).


  • Interview :: EROC Ambassador Anna Hush on Mornings

Pretty Broad with Caitlin Medcalf (12-1)

From 12-1pm you’ll hear Pretty Broad: our new show showcasing femme identifying artists and figures in the Australian electronic music industry. Host Caitlin Medcalf will talk to local duo Sonhander x Chao and boss member of the Sidechains crew, SORTAGOTH. Plus new tunes from Calypso, SophyGrophy and more.

Lunch with Samantha Groth (1-3)

For your lunchtime music fix, Samantha Groth brings you artists who have expanded or challenged concepts of female identity in music. Expect to hear from Junglepussy, Princess Nokia, Sleater Kinney, Anohni and more.

Arvos with Women In The Arts (3-6)

Katie Winten and Isabelle Hore-Thorburn, co-founders of Women In The Arts and hosts of Agenda, bring you an IWD special on Arvos!

At 3:30pm, they’ll chat with Dr Rae Cooper from the University of Sydney about the recent penalty rate cuts and how they affect women.

On the Culture Guide at 4:30pm, hear about the best events this week that are run by or focus on female identifying & GNC artists.

Then at 5pm, tune in to hear from Latai Taumoepeau and Priya Panchalingam about Troppo Galaktika: Head Femme, taking place at The Red Rattler this weekend.

FBi favourite Le Pie joins the crew at 5:30pm for a chat in the studio.

Tunes will be curated by the excellent Bad Bitch Choir.

What's Good (6-8)

Beloved ex-Sunset host Krystel Diola will be back in the hot seat for an IWD hip hop special, joining Coda Conduct and Dewis! They’ll be playing all-female rappers from Australia and around the world.

Tune in to hear local MCs Sarah Connor and Mirrah drop by the studio for a chat and a live cypher.

The Bridge (8-9)

Holly Throsby takes over! Tune in to hear what she does with one hour of all Sydney music.

Dusty Fingers (9-11)

After a special guest appearance from Toro Y Moi, Marty will be spinning some of the finest female musicians from past and present, and those set to rule the future.

Sleepless In Sydney (12-2am)

Tonight will be guest hosted by Bethany Sheehan of My Body, My Right, which is all about reclaiming safe space around abortion clinics and protecting the right to choice and privacy.


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