• Allegro Non Troppo

    Addam and Peter discussed a range of topical issues, interviewed their guests, and played the best light classics.

    Allegro Non Troppo was JOY's longest running program, running for 14 years.

    Allegro Non Troppo was broadcast across Australia on the Community Radio Network

     

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  • THE FINAL EPISODE OF ALLEGRO NON TROPPO

    (This podcast includes audio grabs that were not aired during the live broadcast due to time constraints.) For 15 years Addam Stobbs and Peter Fortey have presented Allegro Non Troppo on Australia’s only Gay and Lesbian radio station, JOY 94.9 Addam Stobbs died suddenly in the early hours of Wednesday 16 June, 2010. He was a Board member of the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia and JOY 94.9, a tireless advocate for the GLBTI community and a much loved teacher and mentor of music and radio. Addam Stobbs’ commitment to Community Radio and passion for teaching was unparalleled. This is Part Two of the final episode of Allegro Non Troppo. Join Peter Fortey with two of Addam’s former students, Dean Beck and Sue Wilkinson, as they celebrate the life of a true community leader.

     
  • THE FINAL EPISODE OF ALLEGRO NON TROPPO

    (This podcast includes audio grabs that were not aired during the live broadcast due to time constraints.)
    For 15 years Addam Stobbs and Peter Fortey have presented Allegro Non Troppo on Australia’s only Gay and Lesbian radio station, JOY 94.9
    Addam Stobbs died suddenly in the early hours of Wednesday 16 June, 2010.
    He was a Board member of the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia and JOY 94.9, a tireless advocate for the GLBTI community and a much loved teacher and mentor of music and radio.
    Addam Stobbs’ commitment to Community Radio and passion for teaching was unparalleled. This is Part One of a two part final episode of Allegro Non Troppo.
    Join Peter Fortey with two of Addam’s former students, Dean Beck and Sue Wilkinson, as they celebrate the life of a true community leader.

     
  • Allegro Non Troppo – Mark

    There are some experiences we all would prefer not to have had in our lives.
    There are some experiences that are devastating and life changing, one of the most fearful experiences that causes the most dread is the amputation of a limb.
    If it is the result of an accident the shock must be overwhelming, but also if it is something that is developing it can be even more terrifying.
    How do people cope?
    At the age of 33, Mark Dent had his right leg amputated above the knee.
    The disease that invaded his body gave him little warning. Within months of the first sharp pain, he was diagnosed with bone cancer.
    Periods of high dosage chemotherapy, and a bone graft, were not successful, and the amputation necessary to save Mark’s life followed.
    His story, told with fierce honesty, of the impact this trauma has had – on his own life and on the lives of those around him are in his book “A good day to walkâ€
    He’s with us today on Allegro Non Troppo

     
  • Allegro non troppo – Anti Violence -regional areas

    Over the last 20 years there has been an increasing acceptance, awareness and respect for gay and lesbian people in Australia.
    Attitudes changed slowly at first but we are seeing significant changes in all areas of our culture.
    So are gay and lesbian people still at risk of violence? In this show we will look at the issues faced by gay and lesbian people in regional and rural communities.
    Regional centres that are close to capital cities, like Wollongong, Newcastle, Geelong, Gold Coast, Rockingham, Mandurah, have reasonably quick and easy access to Gay support service and social venues.
    The people who live in more isolated areas like Townsville, Yass, Albury, Derby etc are in a different situation, they do not have a big city close by the can ‘escape’ to.
    To discuss these and other issues we are Joined by Greg Adkins of the Antiviolence Project

     
  • Allegro Non Troppo – Straight acting

    Who tells us we are gay? So we look gay, should we try to look straight?
    One of the things that has intrigued me for a long time, is the fact that people around me knew I was gay before I did. How?
    Is this the social indicator of “straight acting� Did I look Gay? Well I must have, so what constitutes looking Gay?
    There are two areas where this issue is going. Firstly some Guy and some women just have that ‘gay’ look, exactly what that is will be what we hope to discover on the show today.
    The second point is that some people adapt the image, and the mannerisms and become extreme characterisations of themselves, women get the overly butch or hyper feminine look, and gay guys get completely the ultra butch, or go over the top camp and effeminate.
    The next stop is Drag.
    So the questions we have to consider is why does this happen? Is it a bad thing?
    We’ve heard some outrageous statements about straight men feeling ‘threatened’ in various ways by homosexuals, why are they threatened?
    TO discuss this today we have two excellent people who’ll be able to discuss this with us: Chris Sloane and Donna Lyon

     
  • Allegro Non Troppo Eddie McGuire

    A part of the Allegro/joy input into IDAHO, we interviewed Eddie McGuire to look at the issues and controversies that have been in the news, but to also find about him and his attitudes and advice to gay and lesbian people.
    The interview looks critically at him and the attitudes that he media presence seems to represent, and to also discuss why there are 130 web pages describing him as homophobic over his comments at the 2010 winter Olympics.

     
  • Allegro non troppo – Wear it with Pride and Gay Choirs

    One of the most notable aspects of humanity, is communion of singing, especially in times of significant repression. Whole genres of music are represented by this aspect, gospel; music grew out of the enslavement of African people who were forced into cruel slavery by white Americans.
    Gay and Lesbian communities have faced lifetimes of similar repression although not as violent as other communities, however the coming together to sing seems to be human instinct that brings communities in crisis together.
    We are going to look at choirs in Different states today to see how they fit into their communities:
    The Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir (SGLC) was formed in 1991. It is one of Australia’s largest non-auditioned community choirs and is recognized as one of the best. We take delight in the diversity of both our membership and the music we perform. Come and enjoy our next performance or join us and sing. It is a lot of fun!
    Gay and Lesbian Singers of Western Australia. GALSWA
    We are a choral group who sing in four part harmony. We are proudly part of the Gay and Lesbian community and sing at events within our community and also in wider community events. Our choir is open to anyone wishing to join.

     
  • Allegro Non Troppo – ANZAC & Gay

    The actual history of ANZAC day is not what we are about, we are looking at the personal stories behind the issues on different levels.
    This week we will look more closely at what at the experiences of Gay and lesbian people have been in the military.
    Until 1992, the Australian Defence Force (ADF) retained the right to dismiss homosexuals from its ranks.
    Since then it seems that although they could not discriminate against you legally they could make it intolerable for gay men and lesbians to be in the military.
    There are mixed opinions on how it is now, so today on Allegro Non troppo we will ask some soldiers about this.

    The deployment of Australian troops overseas is a huge issue fro our community, but what is it like for the men and women who are deployed.

    Allegro Non Troppo has the HIGHEST respect for the people of the ADF who out their lives in the lines to defend out way of life and our freedom. We will NEVER forget.

    Guests this week are:

    Chris Warwick (Training Support Sergeant) and Michael Purdon (Signalman)
    Topic/Event: ANZAC Day – Gays in Overseas Conflicts.

    Thanks to: DEFGLIS

     
 
 
 
 

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