WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service

"Raising Women's Voices Through Radio Worldwide"

What WINGS Is . . .

"WINGS is at different times horrifying, exciting, funny, eye-opening and definitely inspirational." --Nikki Reece, programme producer, Plains FM, Christchurch, New Zealand

WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service is an all-woman independent radio production company that produces and distributes news and current affairs programs by and about women around the world. WINGS programs are used by non-commercial radio stations, women's studies, and individuals. Programs can be heard on local radio stations, on shortwave, on the internet, and on cassettes. The WINGS Mailing List provides updates on stories and new information about women's media.

"Though I have been involved in women's issues for years, I was still struck by the contrast of your broadcast to the news we are usually hearing -- news reflecting male interests in a basically male world. Women's affairs are a hidden current in the flow of world events."-- Kristin Reilly, listener, Buffalo, New York

WINGS Mailing List:

E-mail to receive periodic e-mail updates about WINGS programs and women's media issues.  

WINGS Radio Programs:

WINGS Weekly: A news and current affairs series featuring strong women's voices and ideas from around the world. Catalog. Updated program listings available via e-mail.

WINGS Newscasts:

Six radio programs per year in newscast format.

Women's News Roundup:

Annual one-hour production showcasing the "hottest women's radio news stories of the year" and presenting the Katherine Davenport Award for Women's News (DAWN prize).

WINGS Auxiliary Activities:

Conference Recording

WINGS annually records the plenaries of the U.S. National Women's Studies Association and sells the cassettes. Call or e-mail WINGS to discuss having your women's event recorded. This service helps support WINGS radio.

WINGS Audio Production

A limited number of hours are available for editing and distribution for clients. Books on tape, radio programs, radio adaptations from video. This service helps support WINGS radio.

WINGS Consulting and Training

Advice and assistance for women in community radio production.

Women's New Hour

Associates of WINGS in Austin, Texas, participate in a local live weekly cable access TV program showcasing women's activities in current affairs.

WINGS internships

Your college may give you credit for learning and helping with WINGS productions. Non-credit interns also are welcome.

Mailing List

You may join the WINGS mailing list to stay current with the events of the WINGS news service. Please include your complete mailing address and put 'mailing list' in the subject area. If your browser does not support the "mailto" function, simply e-mail WINGS at with the same information.

Contribution Information

Your contribution may be made out to New Radio & Performing Arts, a US 501(c)3 organization (gifts are tax deductible in the US):

New Radio & Performing Arts/WINGS
Box 94090, Kingsgate
Vancouver BC V5T 4T8, Canada

Additional contact information:
Frieda Werden, Producer

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