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The launch of the JOY 94.9 Patrons’ Program was hosted by Lord Mayor Robert Doyle at Melbourne Town Hall on 13 September 2012. This wonderful event brought together JOY donors and community supporters and members of the JOY team to highlight the important services we provide to our community.

Strategic and technical development plans for the future were presented to the gathering and the immediate need for a digital playout system was highlighted. Installation of this system will revolutionise the entire sound and delivery of JOY to the world. Thanks to the significant contributions made by our new patrons at this event, JOY raised 40% of the target for this innovative technology.

On Friday 4 October 2013, the second annual Patrons’ Program event was hosted at the JOY studios. This was an opportunity for patrons and supporters of the station to view the digital playout system in action and see the full upgrade to Studio 4 (Production) that their generous donations contributed to over the previous year. The event highlighted upcoming projects, equipment and infrastructure that will be required in the near future and announced a change to the levels of patronage available and easier options for patrons to contribute on a regular basis across the year.

Jed Gilbert, Marcia Hines, Ande K, John Caldwell, Gina Liano, Ross Watson, Damian Nicholas

Left to right: Jed Gilbert (JOY President), Marcia Hines, Ande K, John Caldwell, Gina Liano, Ross Watson. Front: Damian Nicholas (JOY life member and MC for the event)

Geoffrey Smith, Marcia Hines and Gary Singer

Geoffrey Smith (Sotheby’s Australia / JOY Patron), Marcia Hines and
Gary Singer (Sotheby’s Australia / Life Member / JOY Patron)

On Wednesday 9 April, proud JOY patrons Gary Singer and Geoffrey Smith of Sotheby’s Australia hosted the first JOY 94.9 Patrons Event for 2014 at their new Melbourne showrooms in Collins Street. Our guests enjoyed great food, wine and entertainment thanks to a wide array of special guests, including Marcia Hines, Victorian of the Year John Caldwell and surprise guest Gina Liano from Real Housewives of Melbourne, as well as local artists Ross Watson and JOY’s own Ande K. The support from the community was wonderful as always, and we sincerely thank all who were in attendance for contributing to another fantastic JOY patrons event.

Just as important as those who donate their time to the station are those who contribute financially, and we wish to recognise the members of our community who are able to support JOY through philanthropy. The JOY 94.9 Patrons’ Program allows you the opportunity to let us know where you would like to see your donation go.

It’s your money, it’s your choice and it’s your station.

For more details on the Patrons’ Program, email president@joy.org.au or call JOY’s general manager on 1300 569 949.

Patron Honour Roll

Honorary Patron:

The Right Honourable Lord Mayor Robert Doyle

2016 – 2017

Diamond Patrons

  • Gary Singer & Geoffrey Smith
  • Anthony Hillier (for Estate of the late John Patrick Foley)
  • David Owen & Henry Ruge-Rojas

Platinum Patrons

  • Chris Furneaux
  • Kevan Walsh

Gold Patrons

  • David ‘Macca’ McCarthy & Jonathan Yee
  • Mark Boughey
  • Richard Walters & Dennis Muir
  • Timms Holden
  • Warren Fuge & Michael Smith

Silver Patrons

  • David Miles
  • Maria Katsonis

Bronze Patrons

  • Anthony Adams
  • Anthony Burkitt
  • Gavin Henderson
  • John Keats
  • Margaret Gardner

2015 – 2016

Diamond Patrons

  • Anthony Hillier (for the Estate of the late John Patrick Foley)
  • Gary Singer & Geoffrey Smith
  • Broadtree Foundation

Platinum Patrons

  • Kevan Walsh
  • Chris Furneaux
  • Rodney & Jeff Chiang-Cruise

Gold Patrons

  • Richard Walters
  • Mark Farr & David Cheshire
  • Ken Speer
  • David ‘Macca’ McCarthy & Jonathan Yee
  • Laurie Cato-Smith
  • Timms Holden
  • Warren Fuge & Michael Smith
  • Mark Boughey

Silver Patrons

  • Marc Jay
  • Georgia D
  • Ande Kempnich & Ian Malkin
  • Gavin Henderson
  • David Miles
  • David Owen & Henry Ruge-Rojas
  • Eric Harding & Athol Hawke
  • Tom Mosby & Tony Ellwood
  • Raymond Cowling

Bronze Patrons

  • Andrew Balnaves & Carl Matto
  • John Keats
  • Graeme Robinson & Alan Pollard
  • Anthony Burkitt
  • Susan Townsend & Sue Wilkinson
  • Andrew Harvey
  • Helem Melbourne
  • Marg Gardner
  • Mario Blandin de chalain
  • Warren Peatt

2014 – 2015

Diamond Patrons

  • Gary Singer & Geoffrey Smith
  • Chris Furneaux
  • Radcomp

Platinum Patrons

  • David ‘Macca’ McCarthy & Jonathan Yee
  • Kevan Walsh

Gold Patrons

  • David Cheshire & Mark Farr
  • Ross Watson
  • Ande K
  • Timms Holden
  • Richard Walters
  • Dennis Muir
  • Warren Fuge & Michael Smith
  • David Owen
  • Maria Katsonis
  • Rodney Chiang-Cruise and Jeff Chiang-Cruise
  • Alastair McKenzie
  • Laurie Cato-Smith
  • John Keats

Silver Patrons

  • Adriano Carbone
  • Kate DeAraugo
  • David Miles
  • Ken Speer
  • Helem Melbourne
  • Ray Cowling
  • Andrew Harvey
  • Tom Mosby & Tony Ellwood
  • Mark Boughey

Bronze Patrons

  • Marg Gardner
  • Breed Barrett
  • Todd Brian
  • Anthony Burkitt
  • Paul Anthony
  • Warren Peatt
  • Andrew Balnaves & Carl Matto
  • Mario Blandin de Chalain
  • Susan Townsend
  • Sammy Cameron
  • Anthony Adams

2013 – 2014

Diamond Patrons

  • Gary Singer & Geoffrey Smith
  • Zoe Davis
  • The Broadtree Foundation

Platinum Patrons

  • Kevan Walsh
  • David Owen
  • Chris Furneaux

Gold Patrons

  • David ‘Macca’ McCarthy & Jonathan Yee
  • Avi Miller
  • John Caldwell
  • Rodney Chiang-Cruise and Jeff Chiang-Cruise
  • Warren Fuge and Michael Smith
  • Timms Holden

Silver Patrons

  • Trish Kerin
  • Gavin Henderson
  • John Keats
  • Peter Stephenson & Mike Maher
  • David Miles
  • Sammy Cameron
  • Helem Melbourne

Bronze Patron

  • Kate Carnell
  • David Cheshire
  • Mark Farr
  • Tom Mosby and Tony Ellwood
  • Cherrie Miriklis

2012 – 2013

Platinum Patron

  • Gary Singer & Geoffrey Smith
  • Chris Furneaux
  • John Hinterreiter
  • Gavin Henderson
  • Avi Miller
  • Kevan Walsh
  • David Owen & David Sloan
  • Trish Kerin & Maryanne Pearce
  • Wyle Wentworth
  • David ‘Macca’ McCarthy & Jonathan Yee

Gold Patron

  • Adrian Brown
  • Alastair McKenzie
  • John Keats
  • Paul Taylor

Silver Patron

  • Kyle Minall

Bronze Patron

  • Anthony Vitale
  • John Oliver


 

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