Ladies Rule on Girls Rock Radio - Page 6
There are a number of other factors that may contribute in some fashion to the failure of Girls Rock Radio to thrive. Perhaps the largest are perceptual barriers like age, gender, and sexual orientation. Some might hear "girl" in Girls Rock Radio and think, "oh - this is for children or teens." No, not so, and I've actually been praised by women for choosing the word "girl" over other, perhaps more "P.C." terms. To me, the choice was simply a way to relate to the fresh exuberance of the gender which I think is totally embodied in the word "girl."
Others may think "girl" excludes the "boys" from listening. Again, no. Girls Rock Radio is about the music of women artists, but it's not exclusively for girls. If anything, I would imagine guys would be drawn to a station featuring the music of opposite-gendered artists. Personally, it's a preference of mine to be drawn to the beauty of a girl's voice. I like boy-fronted bands, too, and I don't delude myself thinking that everyone who listens will listen ONLY to Girls Rock Radio. That seems absurd. But it wouldn't surprise me to find lots of people who share my passion for the feminine voice. I was counting on it!
Maybe I tend to over think it a bit, but I've done what I can to make GRR about the music and the artists and the audience over the station or its management. I just want everyone regardless of age, gender, or sexual orientation to enjoy the station. No barriers, no drama, no controversy. It's just AMAZING music that EVERYONE should be listening to!
I think it will not be wrong saying that there are many rock radio stations. In your opinion, what are the advantages of Girls Rock Radio, besides that 100% of songs perform women artists?
T. Forrester: The underlying musical philosophy at Girls Rock Radio is simply to keep things light and fun. Through its musical choices, Girls Rock Radio does not attempt to become controversial by adopting any socio-political stance, lifestyle, or to endorse any controversial cause. As to whatever ambassador Girls Rock Radio is now or may become, the station seeks only to act as a force of good in the world through its actions and the pure entertainment value the station brings with its music choices. Mainly, I hope you'll enjoy sitting back and listening to a lot of great, fun, fresh music.Continued on the next page