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JOY 94.9 is an independent voice for the diverse lesbian and gay communities listened to by 329,000 ((audience figures from a Snapshot Survey (n=2043) conducted by McNair Ingenuity Research from November 2012 and May 2013 inclusive)) people in Melbourne and more online. Access podcasts, blogs and listen online to award winning music & talk, news & current affairs, arts & cultural programs.

The station provides over 450 free Community Service Announcements on behalf of organisations that serve and support our community. The station is fuelled by the dedication of almost 300 volunteers and only a handful of paid core staff. JOY 94.9 is proudly self-funded through on air sponsorship and most importantly membership. Learn more on how to connect with JOY 94.9.

JOY 94.9 is a member of the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia.

Board of Directors

JOY 94.9 is incorporated in Victoria as JOY Melbourne Inc. The Board of Directors is elected by the members of the association to oversee the direction of the station and ensure its statutory obligations are met. It develops policies and employs staff to undertake duties that will achieve its strategic goals.

The Board has identified the following strategic objectives:

  1. we will review strategic objectives on an annual basis and present these objectives to our membership;
  2. we will review programming policies to ensure their content will remain relevant to our community, audience and sector;
  3. we will identify, assess and implement current and emerging technologies for sustainable growth of our services;
  4. we will develop and implement a clear and sound financial reporting framework;
  5. we will actively work to create a welcoming, supporting and collaborative working environment.

Mission Statement

JOY 94.9 is a gay and lesbian volunteer-based community radio station committed to providing a voice for the diverse lesbian and gay communities, enabling freedom of expression, the breaking down of isolation and the celebration of our culture, achievements and pride.


The purpose for which JOY Melbourne is established is to provide the opportunity for freedom of expression, the breaking down of isolation and the celebration of the culture, achievements and pride of the diverse gay and lesbian community.

Annual General Meeting

2017 Annual General Meeting to be held on 22 October 2017

2016 Annual General meeting was held on  23 October 2016

2015 Annual General Meeting was held on 25 October 2015

2014 Annual General Meeting was held on 15 November 2014

2013 Annual General Meeting occurred on  27 October 2013

2012 Annual General Meeting was held on 1 October 2012

Rules of Association and Consitution.

Download the Rules of Association and Constitution as approved by the Members at a Special General Meeting on 26 July 2014.

Community Broadcasting Codes of Practice

The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia is responsible for maintaining the Community Radio Broadcasting Codes of Practice.

Award Winning Radio

JOY has won many national and local awards over the years.

History & Future

Watch our history in video – thanks to Longitude Multimedia for putting the video together.