CapRadio Celebrates Women in Music
Marissa Espiritu / CapRadio
Sacramento, CA – March 1, 2023: Capital Public Radio (CapRadio) is celebrating Women’s History Month with its Women in Music initiative. The celebration kicks off today, March 1, with a full slate of special programming featuring trailblazers, legends and emerging stars in classical and jazz.
Listeners will be treated to some of the most influential and trendsetting artists in the industry, discovering more about them and their music with commentary from expert music hosts. Composers like Florence Price — the first Black woman to have her music performed by a major American orchestra — and Jessie Montgomery — a rising star who was the most programmed living composer in the 2021 season with 51 performances — are just a small sample of the packed lineup airing throughout the month.
“For the programmers and music lovers at CapRadio, we take great pride in sharing remarkable music that many listeners aren't regularly exposed to,” said Kevin Doherty, director of music programming at CapRadio. “Women’s History Month is a unique opportunity for us to explore, discover and add new voices to the repertoire to make the timeless canons of classical music and jazz that much more expansive.”
CapRadio is also sharing weekly interviews highlighting local Sacramento-area musicians who are making a creative impact in their communities. The features will be specifically produced for radio and streaming platforms (audio) and social media platforms (short-form video). The musicians include Deborah Pittman, Natsuki Fukasawa, Casey Lipka and Alicia Hall.
Since 2018, CapRadio has focused on raising the profile of underrepresented composers in a major shift to its music programming. As part of this effort, CapRadio increased the airtime of music written by women by 700% over the last five years, now making up 11% of its daily classical programming. Initiatives like Women in Music are designed to introduce even more listeners to exceptional artists and music that they may not discover elsewhere.
Follow the month-long celebration at CapRadio.org/music, listen to the live music stream and download the PDF broadcast schedule.
CapRadio serves California’s Capital Region, Central Valley and Sierra Nevada as the public-supported alternative to for-profit media. As the NPR Member station based in Sacramento, CapRadio connects with communities through seven broadcast stations, live streaming, podcasts, digital communities, live experiences and more. Known for its award-winning newsroom, CapRadio is recognized as a leader in community-engaged journalism and state government reporting, and CapRadio Music is the exclusive broadcast source of classical and jazz in the region. With more than 500,000 weekly listeners on-air and online, CapRadio provides a trusted and indispensable source of information, music and events.