The Story of Fem FM – the UK’s 1st womens radio station celebrates its 30th anniversary!


In 1992, over 250 women made history in Bristol by setting up the UK’s first women’s radio station, Fem FM. It launched the careers of many. To mark this iconic moment in broadcast history Sound Women South West have collaborated with University of The West of England (UWE) Bristol to pay tribute and celebrate the 30th anniversary of Fem FM with a 3-part documentary series called ‘The Story of Fem FM’.

‘The Story of Fem FM’ will feature original archive content from Fem FM including interviews with the founders, Dr Caroline Mitchell & Trish Caverly plus archive content featuring Patti Caldwell and Sarah Dunant. Plus, special guests with just some of the sheroes of radio including Annie Nightingale!

The series will be launched on International Women’s Day, Tues 8th March on 19 radio stations all over the UK.


  • Tues 8th March at 10am – Ujima Radio 98FM & DAB in Bristol online:

  • Tues 8th March at 6pm – Somer Valley FM, Somerset

  • Tues 8th March at 6pm - Spark FM, Sunderland

  • Tues 8th March at 1pm - Imperial Voice Radio, Bath

  • Sun 13th March at 2pm – Maritime Radio, The Trevor Blackman Show, London

Check station websites for exact time of broadcast:

Launching on 8th March 2022.

Resonance FM, ALL FM, Soundart, Radio LaB, Radio Tyneside, North Manchester FM, Canalside Community Radio, Bradley Stoke Radio, Radio Veralum, NLive, Source FM, BCB, Unity 101FM, Inspiration FM, Chapel Arts FM, Swindon 105.5.