JOY 94.9 has received financial support to fund a new JOY Breakfast Show


Australia’s LGBTIQA+ independent community-run media organisation JOY 94.9 has received the most significant financial support provided to community media by individuals to fund a new JOY Breakfast Show.

Melbourne, Australia – JOY 94.9, Australia’s proud and only independent, community-run media organisation for the LGBTIQA+ community and our allies, is delighted to have received philanthropic support from patrons Geoffrey Smith and Gary Singer, to enable us to engage two professional breakfast presenters to host our new JOY BREAKFAST SHOW.

This investment is the most significant financial support provided to community media in Australia by individuals to-date, and JOY is extremely grateful to our patrons for this belief in our work in building a more inclusive Australia.

Commencing in April, the JOY BREAKFAST SHOW will be live via 94.9 FM and DAB+ radio and streamed globally via iHeart Radio and JOY.ORG.AU each weekday from 6.30am to 9.00am, showcasing professional community radio, with inclusive values, strong listener interaction and national/international focus. The show podcast will also be available on JOY.ORG.AU and streaming platforms.

JOY is currently recruiting for this exciting project, and welcomes team applications from two engaging, experienced and entertaining broadcasters who have a passion for diversity, to host the show!

If you are interested in applying you can visit: 


About JOY

JOY 94.9 is Australia’s only LGBTIQA+ radio station and one of four in the world to broadcast 24/7. ​ ​ 

JOY informs, entertains and empowers LGBTIQA+ communities (and their allies) across Australia and the world whilst campaigning for human rights, promoting inclusiveness and embracing diversity.

Every month over 589,000+ people tune into JOY.​ Listening on 94.9 FM and DAB+ in Melbourne, streaming online at JOY.ORG.AU, or via web apps such as Tune In Radio and iHeart Radio.​ 

​Every week, over 300 volunteers work to deliver quality radio 24/7 (both on air and off-air) every day of the year. ​ ​ 

Every day, JOY reaches over 18,000 listeners celebrating the stories of our community whilst entertaining, uplifting and empowering. ​