One of the extreme low points of 2010 was the passing of Addam Stobbs. Addam was a Life Member of JOY in recognition of his enormous contribution over many years. We still feel the loss of his extraordinary passion, work, humour and enthusiasm. He is remembered by many as a mentor and friend. At the annual general meeting that same year the Board instituted an Award for Broadcasting Excellence in his name as a way of acknowledging Addam in perpetuity, with recipients will be honouring both their own success and Addam’s contribution.
The recipients of the Addam Stobbs Award for Broadcasting Excellence are:
World Wide Wave
Late on weekday evening in 2011, Tom, Hikaru and Squirrel commenced World Wide Wave, aiming to promote awareness of international LGBTI issues, by exploring one country at a time.
Over its first two years the program was a journey not only around the world but also across the JOY Program Grid, before settling in the prime-time slot of 7 pm Tuesday about three years ago.
Now led by Matt McDonnell, the World Wide Wave team undertake a significant production task every week, sourcing and recording interviews with politicians (including at least one heads of state), activists and community leaders, United Nations representatives, students and artists, professionals and many more from across the world at all hours of the day.
Over more than 200 episodes, the team have given equal coverage to the challenges and the successes of the world’s diverse rainbow communities globally and continues to stand by their own mission statement and their W3JOY code of ethics.
In addition, the team maintains a strong social media footprint often updating followers several times a day with news and views from around the globe.
In June 2016, the World Wide Wave team led JOY 94.9’s coverage of the shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub with the raw grief and emotion of the event evident through the program.
Congratulations to the World Wide Wave team, which during 2016 has included:
• Matt McDonnell
• Damian Sabatini
• Dean Galloway
• Paul Dexter
• Sarah Charnaud
During 2014-15, Sammi Whitehead produced and presented The Wet Spot, an uncensored hour for women with a focus on sex and sensuality, something that had not previously been offered to our women listeners. Sammi regularly produced high quality podcasts and interviews, and developed an active audience.
With involvement in Yes We Are, Sammi represented women and lesbians through an entertaining and engaging music format program. Sammi is a tireless JOY volunteer in all aspects from office admin, panel operation, podcasting, production and presenting.
Sammi assisted with podcasting training when requested, and panelling for two other programs, in addition to her own program workload (Stand Up Straight and Saturday Magazine). Sammi is strong supporter of JOY and in particular women’s issues.
In his 10 years at the station, Paul Anthony is best known for contributing to the daytime programming team as a presenter and producer. Within the JOY daytime format, Paul always incorporates a strong community focus to each show he does that brings an Inclusive, empowering and diverse range of content to listeners each week. He has mentored and assisted many new presenters on air and has in turn given these volunteers a voice and the opportunity to speak to their experiences as well, leading to many memorable moments on air. His commitment to JOY, community radio and the broader community each week is a great example to the power of community radio and what can be achieved every day on every show when the microphones go on.
Dean’s introduction to JOY was through Addam Stobbs, so it is fitting after four years on-air, that he is now the recipient of this award. As a broadcaster, he is passionate, enthusiastic, interested and informed. Each of his programs has community interests at the core, no matter the topic. He is a highly versatile presenter across a range of genres.
Besides creating engaging radio, he also goes beyond the broadcasting side to connect and empower the community through his roles as an ENUF ambassador and MC / speaker at various community events. He ensures all of his programs are thoroughly researched and informative, with the tone of his efforts always positive, inclusive and challenging when needed. Dean Beck can be heard every week on JOY 94.9 on Word for Word and On The Line.
Jade Gulliver & David Lim for Diff’rent Strokes
Fun, uplifting, great rapport, well planned and professionally delivered… that’s what David Lim and Jade Gulliver have brought to JOY with their fantastic show Diff’rent Strokes. After 5 years on-air, this dynamic duo made the switch from an evening program to a breakfast show in 2012 and brought their unique humour and style to the JOY daytime sound. Their partnership clearly demonstrates the diversity of our community and represents everything that’s great about JOY… dedicated volunteers who consistently broadcast an entertaining and well produced show, who are an excellent example of how paying your dues and putting in the hard work can lead to new challenges at the station. A great duo that signifies the future of JOY and a true asset to our community! There’s something diff’rent about Thursday breakfast on JOY. Join Jade and Dave every Thursday morning for a fun, camp and geek take on pop culture and the world as we know it. Every week, David and Jade join forces to present their contrasting take on pop culture, music, TV and online fads.
bek savic for bek-fast
A JOY member since 2002, bek first revealed her broadcasting skills through Midnight Snack and then further grew her outstanding radio presence as co-host of Poptarts. Bek’s passion for Australian music and the delivery of specialist programming excellence continues through the Saturday morning bek-fast time slot. bek-fast dovetails her volunteer role as Office Admin Coordinator with her radio broadcasting role. Through this we have seen bek play an important role in nurturing and growing others and helping them to build their skills to become co-hosts and panel operators. bek has forged her own place at JOY through her unique blend of radio broadcasting and supporting others so that they too, can experience the rush of adrenaline when the mic goes live.
Benny and Frank for The Two Fat Lattes
Inaugural award recipients of the Addam Stobbs Award for broadcast excellence, Benny and Frank, they started on-air in 1998 as the Two Fat Lattes have entertained us for 12 years since.