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Irish radio stations are required to confront gender disparity in playlists

The original text of this article has been published on the Irish Examiner.

Radio stations in Ireland have been urged by equality campaigners to implement comprehensive data-driven plans to counteract the glaring gender disparity of musicians receiving airplay.

The Why Not Her campaign compiled data from June to December 2020 on the top 20 most played songs by Irish artists on radio stations across the country, finding that 85% of artists in the top 100 airplay charts across all stations were male.

Munster radio stations were among the worst in the country for when it comes to Irish female artists getting airplay compared to their male peers.

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