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Midlands 103 to honour women on International Women’s Day

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International Women’s Day 2019 will be an important day for Midlands 103 as the radio station will be presented by women all day.

The compelling story of Kathleen Chada, a Carlow mum lobbying for law reform following the murder of her two sons by their father in 2013, will feature on the radio station this Friday.

The day begins with IMRO award winning broadcaster Ann Marie Kelly, the usual breakfast host, before Tullamore journalist Aisling O’Rourke takes on the flagship Midlands Today Show at 9am.

Model and podcaster Tara McCormack presents The Afternoon Show, while the station’s editor Sinéad Hubble co-hosts Drivetime with Emma Comerford from the Engineering Department, who proves she’s equally adept on the mic.

Mountmellick’s Claire O Brien hosts the Irish language programme Bosca Ceoil, while proud Texan Kathy Casey hosts Country Roads at 8pm.

All news bulletins will be presented by women, with surprise guests making cameo appearances throughout the day.

Operations Manager Rebecca Donnelly is delighted with the line-up. “Our challenge for the 2019 International Women Day is to ask how we can forge a more gender-balanced world.

“It’s about celebrating our achievements as women and if this experimental schedule proves popular, it could lead to significant changes.”

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