WGRL (Where Girl Radio Lives) is our all girl-powered online radio station and podcast series based out of The Lower Eastside Girls Club of New York, in NYC. Trained in the art of radio journalism and engineering by professionals in the field, led by Kelly Webb of the Sweet Spot and Jeannie Hopper of Liquid Sound Lounge and WBAI, our young reporters cover a wide variety of stories. WGRL produces regular podcasts and interviews with celebrities, community activists, musicians, politicians, fashionistas and powerful women in just about every walk of life. We’ve covered events as varied as the Halloween Dog Parade at Tompkins Square Park, National Record Store Day and the Women’s Herstory event at New York City Hall.
Our goal in the WGRL studio is to tell our stories through the skills and mediums we are gaining proficiency in and in turn share these stories with the world!
East Village Flavor w Mikey Likes It!
WGRL caught up with neighborhood legend Mikey, of Mikey Likes It ice cream for a sweet and inspiring conversation on following your dreams! Thank you Mikey for being a power of example to pretty much everyone! When you’re in NYC don’t forget to make Mikey’s a stop for a sweet treat and support your local black business!
Michael Love Michael, Colin in Black & White Review & MORE
And just like that we are BACK! This episode is packed with an exclusive interview w musician Michael Love Micheal, a review of episode 1 of Colin in Black and White, field pieces and a BRAND NEW theme song executive produced by Dai Burger.
As always, teen made content for the world.
Podcast Production Crew & Talent: Aaliyah, Amerique, Elsabet, Jamyra, Jibeh, Mako, Mirette
Instruction: Kelly Webb & Emma Camell
Post Production Support: Chantell Harrison
Venus X – the transforming power of authenticity
Venus X is a Ecuadorian/Dominican DJ, Producer, Fashion Designer, Gardener and Activist by way of Washington Heights.
In this inspired conversation with Aminata Sall, one of our WGRL/Nessa program interns, Venus X talks on the power of community building and staying true to self and to the people.
An inspiring and uplifting listen for all!
Summer Vibes w DJ Eli
We are all ready for some positive vibes! DJ Eli of the Girls Club Avenue DJ Squad sets the tone with this perfect mix to set the summer off.
DJ KK’s Hype at Home DJ Mix
These times are extremely challenging and sometimes we just need to get away from it all.
DJ KK to the rescue! Slip a pair of your favorite headphones on and tune in to this latest hip hop hits mix.
Topeka K. Sam on decriminalizing women and girls of color
Topeka K. Sam, has been fighting for the dignity, decriminalization and decarceration of women and girls of color since her release from federal prison in 2015. In this episode, we were blessed to have this great lady share eye opening information on incarceration as it pertains to young women. Take a listen to learn more about Topekas tireless advocacy and why it is so vital.
You can support Topeka’s work by visiting The LOHM.
This interview is part of the Girls Club x Nessa radio journalism internship program, where high school girls learn the basics of journalism, discuss important social justice issues, and book and record an interview with a guest of their choice.
In 2020 instead of cancelling our in person classes, Nessa and her crew graciously transitioned our sessions online. Every week our little team met virtually in the midst of the fear of COVID-19, isolation, and amplified racial terrorism of 2020. In addition to a space of learning from seasoned professionals, our virtual classroom became a safe haven to connect, listen deeply and support each other during this traumatic time.
This episode of “The QuaranTeen Sessions” was conducted by Kaitlyn Ruiz, as always under the guidance and mentorship of our number one big Sister and advocate, Emmy award nominated Nessa!
How can you not support this pod? I am so impressed with the original and development of this pod. Good on ya!❤️
Give it a listen and especially be sure to play it on the car for your tween and teenagers. Important stuff.
DJ KK & the Avenue DJs are 🔥🔥🔥 Keep dropping those sick beats, ladies! Is there anything the young women on the LESGC can’t do?? Keep up the strong, fun, smart, thought-provoking and informative podcast work 💪🙌