femchord is created and managed by Julia Wejchert and Kate Ida. Julia and Kate are former college roommates with masters in gender policy and an obsession with music. Julia and Kate use their combined passions of gender equality, activism, and music to create compelling writing and radio, and elevate voices of those who might not currently be heard.
Haven't heard femchord yet? You can stream femchord live every Tuesday night at 10 pm (ET) on radiofreebrooklyn.com. You can also find all episodes of femchord on femchord.com.
We love bringing you features, playlists, and a kickass radio show highlighting music acts and women and nonbinary people involved in all aspects music. But we need your help to support this work.
By supporting femchord, you not only help us keep up day-to-day operations of running the radio show, but also help us to expand our endeavor to bring new and exciting forms of content. Here's a breakdown of how your support will help us:
- Equipment: Think femchord sounds great now? Don't settle. Imagine what glory will hit your ears with better mics, mixers, and other recording gear.
- Events: What's better than Kate and Julia IRL? Last year, we hosted our first live-audience broadcast of femchord at the SXSW Podcast Stage. Your support will help us to continue to put on live events and femchord-sponsored concerts.
- Learning: Someone once told Kate, in what was probably the worst non-compliment one can give a radio host: "You're really brave for bringing a voice that isn't really a professional radio voice to the station." Aka, you're really brave for using your woman-voice. We want to make sure that women and nonbinary people involved in music are heard, but that women's voices are considered just as professional when they're on the other end of the mic. We're looking forward to bringing on our first intern to bring more women and nonbinary people to radio.
- Merch: C'mon, who doesn't love swag?
From the beginning, femchord has been entirely listener supported. We want you to feel like your in the back seat of the car talking about the great new music that just came on the radio. (We really imagine this to be the back seat of the yellow convertible from Crossroads, and the song to be something by Shania, but we don't want to limit your imagination.) So tune in—the best support you can give us is your ears!