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100 songs from our International Women’s Day takeover

An artist-designed image of six women with their arms around each others' shoulders and text that says "International Women's Day 2023" with the hashtags #embraceequity and #iwd2023.
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March is Women’s History Month. These 31 days highlight the contribution of women to landmark events throughout history and current movements that push the needle forward on contemporary women's issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights and sexual/domestic abuse.

Every year on 88Nine, we celebrate the best way we can: through music.

March 8 was our fourth annual International Women’s Day takeover — 12 hours of female-focused jams that this year was sponsored by United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County and Alverno College.

It was an incredible day and an even more incredible playlist built with help from a variety of Radio Milwaukee staffers, who stepped into the booth to share their favorite tunes and the stories behind them. We heard music from every decade and every genre, highlighting female artists, musicians, producers and collaborations throughout musical history.

It’s a day I look forward to every year, but just because it's over doesn't mean we can't keep recognizing and reveling in everything these talented women created. So please enjoy the Spotify playlist I put together and keep tuning in to 88Nine as we help you discover more great female artists.

We would like to thank the sponsors of our International Women’s Day programming:

88Nine Promotions Manager / On-Air Talent | Radio Milwaukee