“SHEROES,” a new syndicated radio show that will celebrate and spotlight women in the music industry, will be joining the Sunday night lineup on public, member-supported 88.5-FM, Southern California’s leading Triple-A (adult, album, alternative) format radio station.
Triple-A radio veteran Carmel Holt, most recently at WFUV/New York, will host the one-hour show, which also will spotlight gender inequality in the music and radio industry. “SHEROES” debuts from 9 to 10 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15.
“Carmel Holt is a highly respected broadcast professional, and the SHEROES’ concept is a breath of fresh air,” said 88.5-FM Program Director Marc “Mookie” Kaczor. “This is a music-intensive show, with interviews, discussions and great music. We are very excited to feature this new and exciting program every Sunday night.”
SHEROES will present a fresh and eclectic mix of music by newcomers and familiar names, combined in a carefully curated playlist, as well as an in-depth conversation with one of the artists as part of a “SHERO in the Spotlight” segment.
Holt said the creation of “SHEROES” reflects “a labor of love and a fierce commitment to bringing attention to gender inequality on the airwaves and in the music industry at large.”
Early episodes of the show feature Rhiannon Giddens, Sharon Van Etten, Rosanne Cash and Yola.
88.5-FM is a combined effort of California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and Saddleback College, which began simulcasting in 2017, linking the Los Angeles County- and Orange County-based signals. The station’s Triple-A programming is available on the KCSN and KSBR 88.5 HD1 channels, via the 88.5 app, and online at www.885FM.org.