Tafadzwa PfumojenaI found your article thought provoking but I am wondering whether the particular talk station's target audience is also not a factor.If the station is not targeted broadly at a certain type of listener I am not sure how views from that section can be encouraged.And i agree that stations shouldnt subscribe to the stereotypes of having dating shows to attract women callers because while it's important, its also condescending considering men wont be drawn by such conversations.
Bontle MoengI totally agree with you. There's a total lack of women in talk radio. Perhaps you should take the initiative to break the barrier on our behalf. I've never worked on radio and I think it's a fascinating platform to reach all communities.
Joanne TomlinsonSo true! There should be an initiative for girls to go to if they're interested in radio - do you know if there's one like that out there?
TCafricanchild MngenelaI am a women and currently present and produce a show which deals with women issue...it is for women by a women. What I do to add diversity of voices and opinions to the show - I invite male experts to comment on issues women are dealing with and it helps to generate male responses as well as female responses. Your article speaks directly to my heart and my daily job - my show is called 'WIRED TO THE MOTHERLAND' - we tackle community related topics, relationships, health issues, women in business....etc and it is affiliated to 38 stations across the African Continent. www.wiredshow.org - I don't think SA stations are open to such shows like 'Wired To The Motherland' I have knocked on doors and proposed such only for the doors to be shut back at me....perhaps my VOICE is not meant for the South African listener rather for the African listener...