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    You want uplifting, we give you Melbourne's most uplifting music weekdays - featuring the best of mainstream pop and vocal dance, classic anthems and pop standards from the 70's, 80's, 90's and today.

    Plus we'll showcase independent, local and GLBTI artists you won't hear anywhere else - if it sounds good - It's JOY.

    Melbourne's best mix of music will keep your feet tapping right across the day whether you're in the office, in the car or at home.

    Plus we'll keep you informed with a diverse range of entertainment, cultural and community interviews, presented by a diverse range of presenters:

    Melbournes most uplifting station brings you the most uplifting people, programs and the best music week days!

Recent Posts

  • Sarah McKenzie (Friday Morning Show)

    379 4794 Sarah McKenzie - We Could Be Lovers_0Leo chats with jazz singer Sarah McKenzie about her latest album We Could Be Lovers.

    Sarah chats about living in Boston, where she has a scholarship at the Berklee College Of Music and graduating with a bachelor of jazz from WAAPA.

    Sarah also chats about her early influences, working with Dancing With The Stars musical director Chong Lim on her debut album and performing at various jazz festivals around the world.

    Sarah talks about touring with superstar Michael Buble, winning an ARIA, recording the latest album We Could Be Lovers and her plans for the holiday season.

  • Amber Lawrence (Friday Morning Show)

    Courtesy JOY 94.9In this extended podcast exclusive Australian country music singer-songwriter Amber Lawrence chats with Leo about her latest album Superheroes.

    Amber chats about the early days of her career, performing hundreds of shows throughout the country and her first visit to Tamworth.

    Amber opens up about the personal song The Lifesaver, a song she wrote for her late father, songwriting in Nashville for the new album and her charity work.

    ** This podcasts contains extra content not heard on JOY 94.9 **

    Courtesy Social Family Records

  • Cathy Kelly (author)

    Image courtesy of Hachette AustraliaGordon chats with Irish author Cathy Kelly about her sixteenth novel It Started With Paris.

    Cathy chats about Ireland and irish storytellers, where she gets her inspiration for her novels and writing her latest novel It Started With Paris.

    Cathy also chats about her charity work with Unicef and working with children with HIV.

    With the Melbourne Cup coming up, Gordon asks Cathy about the race horses and the rest of her Australian book tour.

    It Started With Paris, the new novel from Cathy Kelly is available online and from all good bookstores now through Hachette Australia 

    Image courtesy Cathy Kelly

  • JD Samson

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    Leo chats with US singer, songwriter, musician, producer, remixer and DJ JD Samson.

    JD chats about her music career with bands Le Tigre and MEN, her passion for visual arts, dance and fashion and working with superstar Christina Aguilera.

    JD also opens up about the coming out in high school, her ex partner Sia and the music industry.

    JD faces some quick fire Aussie questions and chats about the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition and DJing at the opening night party in Melbourne.

    ** Catch JD Samson at the ‘Friday Night at Jean Paul Gaultier‘ party on Friday 24 October 2014 at the National Gallery Of Victoria in Melbourne **

    ** The Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition runs until February 2015 at the National Gallery Of Victoria **

  • Marzo – 2014 Melbourne Festival – Teodora and Agata Castellucci

    Performers, Choreographers and concept artists Teodora and Agata Castellucci  join Mark in the Studios at JOY 94.9 to talk about an amazing production at this years Melbourne Festival – Marzo

    Six eerie beings dance out a ferocious drama amid the foreboding rumblings of an icy alien landscape. Winter fades, and spring blooms in violence.

    Dynamic young Italian artists’ collective Dewey Dell have joined forces with manga artist Yuichi Yokoyama and Kuro Tanino, Artistic Director of Japanese theatre company Niwagekidan Penino, to create Marzo, an impeccably stylized dance work with a stunning visual aesthetic – eccentric and fantastical.

    Lifting its name from William Faulkner, Dewey Dell was formed in 2007 by four young artists: Teodora, Demetrio and Agata Castellucci, and Eugenio Resta. Last seen in Melbourne as part of the Next Wave Festival in 2012, Dewey Dell continues to garner attention as a unique and highly original force in European dance.


    WHEN:Fri 10 – Tue 14 Oct at 7.30pm; 1 hr, no interval

    Arts House 03 9322 3713   artshouse.com.au
    Ticketmaster 136 100

  • Kirsten Tibballs (Cake Bake and Sweets Show)

    FullSizeRenderLeo chats with celebrity pastry chef Kirsten Tibballs about the first Cake Bake and Sweets Show in Melbourne.

    Kirsten chats about getting started in the industry, her love affair with chocolate and what makes a great pastry chef.

    Kirsten also talks about the Cake Bake & Sweets Show, attempting a world record for the largest bouquet of flowers all made of chocolate and what food lovers can expect from the event.

    ** The Cake Bake and Sweets show runs from Friday 3 – Sunday 6 October 2014 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre **


  • Winston Morrison (Australian Tap Dance Festival) (Friday Morning Show)

    1235489_458899167540818_1374612417_nLeo chats with the founder and director of the Australian Tap Dance Festival, Winston Morrison.

    Winston chats about learning tap and performing overseas and around Australia.

    Winston talks about the Australian Tap Dance Festival, the different events on offer and the international and local dancers at the event.

    ** The Australian Tap Dance Festival runs from Saturday 27 September to Saturday 4 October 2014 **



  • Jimi Hocking

    00031698Leo chats with Aussie musician Jimi Hocking about the Docklands Blues Music Festival.

    Jimi chats about the 80s and performing in iconic Australian bands The Angels & The Screaming Jets.

    He also talks about the music industry then, embracing live music and venues and how the industry has changed.

    Jimi chats about the Docklands Blues Music Festival, the local and overseas acts also on the bill and what he’s up to for the rest of the year.

    ** The Docklands Blues Music Festival is on at Harbour Town Docklands on Sunday 5 October 2014 from 11am to 9pm – this is a FREE event **

    Check out the Docklands Blues Music Festival line up here



  • Faiza Rehman (2013 Masterchef)

    photo-7Leo chats with 2013 Masterchef Australia contestant Faiza Rehman.

    Faiza reflects on the audition process, her time on the show, favourite moments and the judge she has a soft spot for.

    She also chats about what’s she’s been up to since she was on Masterchef and an exciting Indian Cook Off happening in Melbourne.



  • Richard Simpkin

    9781742574929In this extended podcast exclusive Leo chats to photographer and author Richard Simpkin about his latest book 100 Australian Legends: The People Who Shaped A Nation.

    Richard shares his stories throughout his career from knocking on cricket legend Sir Donald Bradman’s door to ask for a photo shoot, spending five months with INXS while they recorded their album X and meeting some of the world’s biggest stars including Audrey Hepburn, Oprah Winfrey, Russell Crowe and the late Michael Jackson.

    As a sixteen year old Richard opens up about the late Michael Hutchence and how he took him under his wing and allowed him to practice his photography on him, he also talks about meeting and spending time with Kylie Minogue who was dating Michael at the time.

    Richard also chats about the various Australian Legends in his latest book, from media tycoon Rupert Murdoch to ex prime minister Bob Hawke

    Australian Legends: The People Who Shaped A Nation by Richard Simpkin is available in stores now.




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