The Noteworthy Women radio series is a 10-program radio series designed to celebrate Women’s History Month. The first four programs were syndicated in 1995 by the WFMT Fine Arts Network to 196 national markets, reaching an Aribtron-estimated audience of 74,330,000 listeners.
In March 1996, two new programs were syndicated by WFMT. Those programs reached 141 national markets and reached an Arbitron-estimated audience of 65,400,000. One of these programs, “Mexican Women Composers” was also produced in Spanish and syndicated by Radio Bilingue in California and Puerto Rico, Radio Esperanza in the Midwest, and Radio UNAM in Mexico. This program reached an Arbitron-estimated audience of 2,000,000.
In 1997, a final set of four programs was completed. CNN covered the production of one of the programs – “Spider Saloff Sings Gershwin” – which was featured on the regular “All About Women” segment that reports on innovative projects and businesses undertaken by women all across the nation. The report was broadcast three times in early June, and was picked up by several stations elsewhere.
The programs were: