Older Women Live: Listen to the OWLs

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For the past two years, a radio collective called OWL, "Older Women Live," has been producing a monthly radio show that airs on CKUT, 90.3 FM in Montreal, McGill's community and campus station.

The OWLs are true trailblazers. The group's founders wanted to empower older women by giving them a voice in the media and demystifying technology, so they created their own show that addresses a wide range of issues - everything from interviews with politicians to pieces about travel to global justice issues, with music by local women and community announcements too.

You can tune in to the OWLs anytime by visiting www.ckut.ca (go to the archives & programming section and select the Hersay program from the second Wednesday of the month) or, if you're in the Montreal area, tune your dial to 90.3 on the second Wednesday of the month, from 6 to 7 p.m. The OWLs are always looking for more contributors too, if you are an older woman who is interested in participating, or if you would like advice on how to start a similar show in your area, write to the OWLs at owlradio (at) yahoogroups [dot] com.

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