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From this Friday, the annual JOY 94.9 Radiothon is ON with great prizes and 8 days of amazing LGBTI community radio that’s made in Melbourne for the world.

The 2014 Radiothon theme is ‘That’s so JOY!’ which is where the station reclaims the negative connotations associated with the phrase ‘That’s so gay’ and puts a positive spin on it to celebrate the diverse and wonderful Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Bisexual & Intersex communities.

With the atrocities that are occurring around the world towards the LGBTI community in countries like Brunei, Uganda and Russia right through to what is happening in Australia in regards to equality, discrimination and human rights shows that JOY 94.9 is not only a much needed voice for the Melbourne LGBTI community but also as a beacon of hope for those globally who do not have the right to be out and proud of themselves and their community
Conrad Browne, JOY 94.9 General Manager

The vital funds raised during JOY’s Radiothon will keep Australia’s first and only GLBTI community radio station on air for another year plus everyone who signs up will go in to the major prize draw valued at over $36,000.

This year JOY has 6 amazing major prizes to be won:

  • A 2014 Smart Car Fortwo thanks to Mercedes Benz Berwick; packed full of safety features this little gem is perfect for any city or suburban drive and finding a parking space is easy! Experience a new kind of urban mobility in the smart fortwo with maximum comfort, agility, safety and ecology.
With over 250 new and approved pre owned and commercial vehicles, Mercedes-Benz Berwick has a vehicle to suit everyone. See Craig Howard and his award winning team today, only 23 minutes from the Burnley Tunnel at 518 Princes Highway Berwick and see why Mercedes-Benz Berwick is the most awarded Mercedes-Benz dealer in Australia for 2013
  • 10 night cruise around Australia & New Zealand in an oceanview stateroom including all onboard meals & entertainment for 2 from Olivia Cruises, the world’s largest travel organisation specialising in vacations for lesbians
  • Four nights accommodation for 2 in any Oaks Resorts & Hotels around Australia –  offering a unique blend of stylish city hotels in central, sought-after locations and relaxed, resort style properties in some of Australia’s most picturesque tourist destinations
  • Three nights luxury accommodation for 2 at Craig’s Royal Hotel Ballarat featuring champagne on arrival, valet parking, a la carte breakfast each morning, one night dinner for two in their Gallery Bistro with a bottle of wine and daily newspaper
  • A Brompton M3L Folding Bike thanks to Velo Cycles Melbourne; head in and enjoy friendly expert advice, great bike servicing and a courtesy bike while they fix your ride
  • A Melbourne Makeover package featuring a suit, jewellery package, bag, sunglasses, Loakes shoes, Akubra hat and 3 hour personal shopping trip with thanks to Lord Coconut, Oscar Hunt, Fokus AgendaCity HattersHenry Bucks and Styled by Sally.

You can also make a donation to the station and receive a tax receipt for any contribution of $2 or more – another great way to support JOY and just in time for the EOFY too.


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