Women are taking over an Ipswich radio station this Wednesday, in celebration of International Women’s Day.  

From 7am to midnight, Ipswich Community Radio will welcome a line-up of all-women guests, play only songs by female artists, and be run entirely by women. 

This is the first International Women’s Day takeover the station has hosted since the pandemic, and presenters are eager to bring listeners a variety of interesting segments from fascinating women. 

The day will kick off at 7am with the morning show, hosted former University of Suffolk lecturer Diana ben-Aaron.

She will be interviewing Ipswich Central CEO, Sophie Alexander-Parker and Mai Black, author of Thirty Angry Ghosts and coordinator of the Suffolk Writers Group on Facebook.

Ipswich Star: The morning show will be hosted by former University of Suffolk lecturer, Diana ben Aaron. The morning show will be hosted by former University of Suffolk lecturer, Diana ben Aaron. (Image: Newsquest)

Ipswich Star: Ipswich Central CEO Sophie Alexander-Parker will be a guest during the morning show.Ipswich Central CEO Sophie Alexander-Parker will be a guest during the morning show. (Image: Cherry Beesley / Simply C Photography)

A new DJ will feature in the late-night slot from 10pm to 11pm, with dancehall and Afrobeats from Nicole Louise de Smith. 

The day will round off with Maidens of Metal, an hour of women's death metal compiled for the organisers by Owen Thompson.   

  • The full programme for Ipswich Community Radio this Wednesday: 

7am - Wednesday Breakfast with Diana (Mai Black, Sophie Alexader-Parker) 
9am - Music, Memories and Moods with Wendy 
10am - '80s Hour of Fun with Em 
12pm - Preloved Chica with Elene (Jane Spencer-Rolfe, Mel Menhams) 
2pm - Arts on the Radio with Izzy (Carys, Lois Cordelia) 
3pm - Soul Steppin' with Dawn Challenger Kabay  
5pm - New Music Emporium with Izzy  
6pm - Uplifting Soul with Tomisha  
7pm - Soul Kitchen with Sadie Mac 
9pm - Breakfast in Sydney with Izzy and Diana 
10pm - Dancehall and Afrobeats with Nicole 
1pm - Maidens of Metal compilation by Owen 

Tune in to Ipswich Community Radio using station frequency 105.7 FM.  

Listeners can participate in the conversation by emailing studio@icrfm.com, texting 01473 760070, or by visiting the studio at 16 Turret Lane (corner of Rose Street).