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Texas station goes all women Friday

Thursday, May 28, 2015 – A Texas radio station will go all women on Friday morning in the wake of controversial comments by a radio consultant, who said that stations should not play female artists if they want to get good ratings.

After an on-air discussion about women in country music controversy Bryan/College Station's KVMK-FM Maverick 100.9 will be going all women for the entire 9 a.m. hour on Friday morning.

"I've always been a fan of great female country artists," said Adam Drake, Program Director/Mornings for Maverick. "It's been baffling to me why more great female artists aren't pushed to the extent that they could be. With our on-air discussion this morning and great feedback from the listeners, we figured we'd show our love to the amazing women who shaped country music."

One listener responded to the conversation with "I love all country music, but there's a trend in the male music that's portraying drunk females and partying, the female artists aren't all about that. I'd rather my daughter listen to music that makes her feel important and not where she feels she has to go get drunk," Drake reported.

He said he hoped this conversation will move the music trend to trying to break female artists that have something to say. The station itself is similar to others in not playing many female artists.

" We can't change the world, but hopefully help get people talking," said Drake in an email. "There are so many great women out there with zero play like Brandy Clark, Ashley Monroe, Sunny Sweeney. Fingers crossed this opens some eyes in the industry!"

Listeners can tune in online.

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