Bringing equity to the airwaves one member at a time

The Women’s Radio Collective formed in January of 2009 at CJAM 99.1 FM. Our mandate is to attract, train and retain female volunteers to create gender equity in campus-community radio. We offer opportunities for women to learn and develop broadcasting skills to produce their own alternative media. The collective fosters female empowerment on and off the airwaves, and encourages members to assert their feminist perspectives.

Monday, June 28, 2010

M&V hosted by Clara & Ashley!

artist - track

headlights - on april 2
la roux - fascination
the blue violets - anorexic*
dot allison - we're only science
keats conlon - my grecian urn*
the prids - fragile
maylee todd - heartthrob*
crystal castles - pap smear*
neko case - i'm an animal
blondie - die young and stay pretty
uffie - give it away
chicks on speed - wordypappinghood
owl - roadtrip*


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Dating and feminism

Tonight on Genesis we talked about some articles from different feminist blogs about dating, online and otherwise, and how feminism may play into that.

We discussed Andrew Tweten's Feminist Craigslist Dating Experiment, both the good and the trolls.

as well as Amanda Hess' article "Fucking While Feminist, With Jaclyn Friedman"

We talked about how these women experienced many different reactions to their online dating profiles and how they negotiate the dating online while feminist.

We also talked about dating books, and cited Heather Wood RudĂșlph's article "Can Dating Books Be Feminist?" in our discussion of how many dating books merely prescribe sticking to awkward and restrictive gender norms that have been around for hundreds of years as opposed to people being themselves and dating who they want to date in a healthier fashion.

We also referenced the book from 1904, Vivilore: The pathway to mental and physical perfection, the twentieth century book for every woman by Mary R. Melendy.

This exploration seemed to lead to the very simple conclusion that listening to other people about how you should run your relationships is probably not going to work. It is best to just be who you actually are, and you will eventually have a positive result.

If you have any comments about anything in this show, or would like to add any other perspectives that we may not have addressed, please comment and we would love to share your contribution.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Milk & Vodka

April 26th
as hosted by Kate and Chelsea
*Canadian content

Don't Cut Your Hair - Pretenders
Dream Machine - Peace Leeches*
Monster Hospital (MSTRKRFT Remix) - Metric *
When You Were Mine (Prince cover) - Tegan and Sara*
Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix Radio Edit) - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
P.A.C.O! - Ladytron
Tell You Now - Le Tigre
Rock N' Roll Suicide - Black Box Recorder
In the Backseat - Arcade Fire*
La-Da-Da - Basia Bulat*
As the World Falls Down - Girl in a Coma
Free Pizza for Life - Ghost Mice
Still My Guitar Gently Weeps - Girl in a Coma

And Because I had no internet access last time I hosted...
April 12th
Hosted by Kate and Cristina

The COVERS edition

A Forest (Cure cover) - Bat For Lashes
Oh! Sweet Nuthin (Velvet Underground Cover) - Bry Webb and Casey Mesija*
Dancing in the Dark (Bruce Springsteen Cover) - Tegan and Sara*
Diamond Sea (Sonic Youth) - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
When You Were Mine (Prince cover) - Good Luck
Things We Say (Gorilla Biscuits cover) - Defiance, Ohio
This Charming Man (Smiths cover) - Stars*
There is a Light that Never Goes Out (Smiths Cover) - Ghost Mice
Alec Eiffel (Pixies Cover) - Lemuria
The End Has No End (The Strokes Cover) - Metric*
Heard it Through the Grapevine (Marvin Gaye Cover) - The Slits
Wild is the Wind (Johnny Mathis cover) - Cat Power
Depression (Black Flag cover) - Dirty Projectors
Secret Heart (Ron Sexsmith Cover) - Feist*
Bow to the Middle (Rosebuds Cover) - +/-

Monday, April 19, 2010

Milk and Vodka hosted by Clara

artist - track

the pack AD - crazy*
new young pony club - rapture
she & him - i'm gonna make it better
pawnshop diamond - shape i'm in*
the peace leeches - the party*
paper moon - where did all our time go?*
dum dum girls - blank girl
petroleum by-product - mentally chill*
you say party we say die! - monster*
girls would kill - sitting in the dark*
the hoa hoa's - grew up on the seeds*
hunter valentine - scarface*
bonjour brumaire - prunelle*
library voices - write me a myth*


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Women and Videogames

Tune in tonight at 8:30 PM for a special edition of Genesis. We're going to be discussing women and videogames - women as characters, players and consumers. We've assembled a panel to tackle the issues and here's their info:

Aveline Barkhouse has been gamine on and off since the age of 12. Her console of choice is X-Box and her most recent achievement was killing her first Hunter in Halo, though her dad told her it was impossible.

Ashley Holman has been gaming for 3 years, and was inspired to play by her boyfriend. Her favourite type of games are adventure such as the God of War series, Heavenly Sword, Assassins' Creed, and Afro Samurai. X-box is her system of choice but she also uses PS3.

Dana LaPorte, is the co-host and co-creator of and the EZ-Mode Unlocked Podcast. She’s been gaming since the age of 5, and uses all consoles, X-Box, Wii, PlayStation, etc. Dana’s biggest gaming achievement is and the amazing community surrounding it.

Victoria Rose has been gaming for as long as she can remember and tends to do most playing on PC at this time. Her current pick is Team Fortress 2 and she’s eagerly awaiting Guild Wars 2's launch next year. Her most recent gaming achievement is completing everything in The New Super Mario Bros. Wii with a few friends.

This show was inspired by a Facebook group called "A Girl's Version of X-Box". If you read the comments you'll notice not only is sexism being promoted by men in the group, but women as well.

During the program we'll be talking about a number of links and stories in the media, which we've included below:

- Frag Dolls
Frag Dolls are a team of gamers recruited by a company called Ubisoft in 2004. These women work to promote the company's line of games but also strive to increase the presence of females in the gaming industry.

- GameCrush
GameCrush is a company that is aiming to link male gamers with female "play dates". Interested males can play games face-to-face with female gamers - who at the end of sessions are rated for their gaming skills, "hotness" and "flirtatiousness" - for a fee of about $9 per game.

- RapeLay
A game which allows players to stalk and assault multiple women and girls. The feminist site Jezebel has an article of interest here.

God of War III PlayStation Commercial

Enjoy the show!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Playlist for M+V on March 22

Tonight's show was hosted for the first time by a new member of the collective, Tara Hogan. Be sure to check out the MP3 archive of her show here.


The Paint Movement/Are You With Me*
Boris/Naki Kyoku
Hoshi Furu/Soft Drink Heroes!*
The Splinters/Mysterious
The Fugitives/Pickled
The Cranberries/Forever Yellow Skies
Tireless Sedans/Ironic Twists*
The White Stripes/Union Forever
Joanna Newsom/You and Me Bess
Colleen Brown/New Perfume*

* denotes Canadian content

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Have an old dress or suit kickin' around the house?

Do you have an old prom or semi-formal dress gathering dust in your closet? Why not donate it to a great cause! Building Community Partnerships and Family 2 Family are currently accepting formal wear for children in the Michigan foster care system.

As we all know, prom can be very expensive and many youth in foster care cannot afford the costs associated with this special night. You can help by donating your old prom dress, men's suit, jewelery, purse or dress shoes. Cash donations will also be accepted.

I personally donated a dress that I wore to my graduation a few years back; I encourage all members of the Women's Radio Collective and our listeners to comb through their closets when spring cleaning! Donations can be dropped off at CJAM during regular business hours, 10 AM to 5 PM from Monday to Friday.

For further information, call us at 519-971-3606. Donations should be in excellent condition.