VISIT PHILADELPHIA® will launch of City of Sisterly Love Radio, a new music station streaming on iHeartRadio, on May 7, 2020, during National Travel and Tourism Week and just in time for Mother’s Day. Inspired by Philadelphia’s powerful legacy of female musicians, City of Sisterly Love Radio will provide inspiration, hope, encouragement and empowerment to listeners during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Between songs by legendary women artists, the station will stream timely public service announcements (PSAs).
City of Sisterly Love Radio was originally conceived to be part of Philadelphia’s yearlong celebration of the centennial of the 19th Amendment. In early 2020, with support from Councilwoman Katherine Gilmore Richardson, all other members of Philadelphia City Council and Mayor James Kenney, the city changed its moniker for one year from “City of Brotherly Love” to “City of Sisterly Love” to further the celebration. Once COVID-19 hit, VISIT PHILADELPHIA shifted the focus of the station’s playlist to feature uplifting, empowering anthems that would help inspire and motivate listeners.
“Philly is home to some of the greatest female voices and artists of all time. I am thrilled that VISIT PHILADELPHIA has created this new platform,” said Gilmore Richardson, “I look forward to listening for my favorite tunes and celebrating all our city has to offer.”
Anthems by Philadelphians Patti LaBelle and Pink, Sister Sledge and Santigold — along with Aretha Franklin, Beyoncé, Ella Fitzgerald, The Go-Go’s, Lizzo, Dolly Parton and Taylor Swift — fuel the150-song, multi-genre playlist. The public can go to visitphilly.com/sisterlyloveradio now through June 12 to make song suggestions. City of Sisterly Love Radio will be available on all streaming services.
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On Greater Philadelphia’s official visitor website and blog, visitphilly.comand uwishunu.com, visitors can explore things to do, upcoming events, themed itineraries and hotel packages. Compelling photography and videos, interactive maps and detailed visitor information make the sites effective trip-planning tools. Along with Visit Philly social media channels, the online platforms communicate directly with consumers. Travelers can also call and stop into the Independence Visitor Center for additional information and tickets.