JOY 94.9 https://joy.org.au Australia's OUT. LOUD. PROUD. radio station Mon, 10 Aug 2020 01:26:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.4 https://joy.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/favicon-55x55.png JOY 94.9 https://joy.org.au 32 32 Australia's OUT. LOUD. PROUD. radio station JOY 94.9 clean JOY 94.9 webmaster@joy.org.au webmaster@joy.org.au (JOY 94.9) JOY Melbourne Inc. Australia's OUT. LOUD. PROUD. radio station JOY 94.9 https://joy.org.au/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/avatar_-_The_Concept_Album_1400x1400.png https://joy.org.au Melbourne, Australia Weekly 1hr free Family Law Consultation for JOY listeners https://joy.org.au/blog/2020/08/1hr-free-family-law-consultation-for-joy-listeners/ Mon, 10 Aug 2020 01:05:58 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=9511 When entering into a relationship, no one can foresee the future and when it happens you may need to contact a Family Lawyer who not only knows the law, but knows you. Nicholes Family Lawyers […]

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Nicholes Family Lawyers are long-time allies to the LGBTIQ+ community and sponsors of JOY 94.9.

When entering into a relationship, no one can foresee the future and when it happens you may need to contact a Family Lawyer who not only knows the law, but knows you. Nicholes Family Lawyers are showing their support to the community during these very challenging times by offering a 1 hour free Family Law consultation for all JOY 94.9 listeners.

Tune in to JOY DRIVE, every Wednesday at 4.40pm where Nicholes Family Lawyers, Managing Partner, Sally Nicholes, discusses Family Law and other matters. Nicholes Family Lawyers is a leading boutique law firm specialising in Family Law and Human Rights Law both in Australia and Internationally

Our very own, Bec Dahl, one of the hosts of “Chicks Talking Footy” (Wednesday nights, 7pm), is also partner of Nicholes Family Lawyers.

“We recognise that family law matters involve personal and emotional elements that must be addressed to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family. We work in partnerships with other professionals such as psychologists, counsellors, financial advisors and accountants to ensure that all of your needs are catered to“, said Bec. “We have a firm commitment to avoid Court where it is in the client’s best interest to do so and aim to resolve matters expeditiously in a cost effective and commercial manner without recourse to Court“, added Bec.

For Nicholes Family Lawyers, as a Family Law firm, they want to play their part in society and assist those in such challenging times. Especially as Melbourne settles into COVID-19 stage-four lockdown restrictions, where there have been increasing pressures on families experiencing family violence, child protection, or relationship issues.

Access to free podcasts

In support of the LGBTI+ and broader community, during the COVID-19 crisis, Nicholes Family Lawyers have also put together a series of free podcasts as an immediate response to the need for community resources during this time, particularly as a response to tackle the increase in domestic violence.

The podcast topics include: Elder Issues & the LGBTIQA+ community and Parenting & the LGBTIQA+ community.

Listen to the free podcast network series, available here: https://nicholeslaw.com.au/podcasts/

 

For more information, head to the Nicholes Family Lawyers website:
https://nicholeslaw.com.au/

 

 

*Nicholes Family Lawyers is proudly a JOY sponsor.

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JOY is proudly media partner of GiveOUT Day 2020 https://joy.org.au/blog/2020/06/joy-is-proudly-media-partner-of-giveout-day-2020/ Mon, 29 Jun 2020 03:25:02 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=9440 About GiveOUT day in Australia GiveOUT Day is returning to Australia for its second year on Friday 16 October 2020. Inspired by the success of the US concept, GiveOUT Day is an annual national day […]

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About GiveOUT day in Australia

GiveOUT Day is returning to Australia for its second year on Friday 16 October 2020. Inspired by the success of the US concept, GiveOUT Day is an annual national day of giving to LGBTIQ+ communities. By providing an online giving platform and awareness campaign for LGBTIQ+ projects and community groups, GiveOUT Day is here to inspire the country to get behind their important work.

GiveOUT Day is here to help LGBTIQ+ projects and community groups take the next step forward. By providing an online platform for these projects and groups to raise funds and build awareness through, GiveOUT Day will inspire the country to get behind LGBTIQ+ communities. Donations made through the GiveOUT Day platform to participating organisations will be matched dollar for dollar.

GiveOUT Day is open to any projects or community groups directly benefiting or celebrating LGBTIQ+ communities in Australia. Pre-pledges are now open!

An opportunity to stand with LGBTIQ+ communities by seeking or providing support.

https://giveout.org.au/

Interested in applying?

Visit giveout.org.au/sign-up to register your project or community group for GiveOUT Day. The team will review your submission and notify you once you are approved. You will then be given access to edit your GiveOUT Day page.

GiveOUT and Our Community recently researched the state of LGBTIQ+ giving in Australia and the issues affecting LGBTIQ+ people. Head to the full interactive scroller to see that stats.
Here’s a snapshot of the findings:

 

 

JOY 94.9 is proudly media partner of GiveOUT day in Australia. 

 

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A heartfelt thank you to all our drive show presenters! https://joy.org.au/blog/2020/06/a-heartfelt-thank-you-to-all-our-drive-show-presenters/ Mon, 15 Jun 2020 02:33:35 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=9405 This week marks the last week on air for JOY’s current drive shows before the launch of a new JOY Drive on Monday 22 June, thanks to the ongoing investment from our Patrons Geoffrey Smith […]

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This week marks the last week on air for JOY’s current drive shows before the launch of a new JOY Drive on Monday 22 June, thanks to the ongoing investment from our Patrons Geoffrey Smith and Gary Singer.

This opportunity reflects the interest of sponsors for independent media, as well as creating employment pathways for our volunteers and the community.

We are excited by the new projects that many of our current drive presenters have decided to pursue at JOY, including new spots on the grid, pitches for new JOY TV shows and taking on new leadership roles. But first, we want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has been involved in drive.

In the words of JOY Program Director Rachel Tyler Jones, Thank you for being there for our listeners every single week, for taking our minds off the afternoon commute, for the laughs and for all the hard work and love you put into every single show. I’m privileged to work with each and every one of you, and I’m excited to see what you’re going to make next.

 

This is a huge thank you to:

  • Monday Annie and Ando – Annie Louey, Ando McDonald and Judd Boaz
  • Tuesday Jacq and Dene – Jacq Mifsud and Dene Cici  
  • Tuesday Dee and Johnno: Dee Mason, Australia’s John O’Hara and Robbie Latour
  • MAD Wednesday: Dean Arcuri, Robbie Latour, Rachel Morrison (and a cast of thousands)
  • Thursday Tom and Jess: Tom Walsh, Jess Window and Andy McCutcheon
  • Friday David and Sue: David Hunt, Sue Wilkinson and Alex Dislakis

This isn’t goodbye – We are exploring the new opportunities that new technology and a new home at the Pride Centre open up. JOY is growing as an independent community media organisation, and all of the talent showcased here in these people is needed now more than ever before.

Once again, thank you for all your hard work and thank you for making great radio.

Listen live to JOY Drive from 4pm every day at JOY.ORG.AU, on 94.9 FM and DAB+ in Melbourne or via web apps such as TuneIn and iHeart Radio.

 

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Frock Hudson’s drive way drag show to our lucky listener https://joy.org.au/blog/2020/06/frock-hudsons-drive-way-drag-show-to-our-lucky-listener/ Thu, 11 Jun 2020 05:54:07 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=9388 Emily Smith became a member of JOY 94.9 during Radiothon 2020 and was one of the lucky winners of our major prize: a Frock Hudson drag performance live in her driveway. Emily invited some friends […]

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Emily Smith became a member of JOY 94.9 during Radiothon 2020 and was one of the lucky winners of our major prize: a Frock Hudson drag performance live in her driveway.

Emily invited some friends to her house to enjoy the show but, given the current COVID-19 restrictions, the performance needed to happen respecting the rules of people gathering and social distancing.

“We all had a great time during Frock’s performance! None of us really knew what to expect during a driveway drag show, but Frock was very entertaining, and had us all laughing!”, shared Emily.

For Frock Hudson this experience was one-of-a-kind. After spending the morning getting ready, loading songs onto a laptop and grabbing the bluetooth speaker, Frock was ready to be at Emily’s driveway at the agreed time, where the small crowd were ready for the performance.

 

“The fun part of performing in a driveway is that it is easy to keep a safe distance, but to see a small crowd was really awesome,” said Frock. “I sang a couple of songs and thank them for supporting JOY, luckily we picked a day and time that the weather was nice and it wasn’t too cold and we had a fun time”.

 

JOY 94.9 is run by a handful of paid staff and over 300 volunteers and relies heavily on memberships and donations to stay afloat. This year, the annual Radiothon fundraising campaign was delivered amidst COVID-19 restrictions and broadcasting from home. Luckily, the presenters of JOY found inventive ways to support JOY during this time and Frock Hudson, the drag persona of JOY presenter Dean Arcuri, donated the show as one of the major prizes of the campaign.

 

Frock Hudson drive way performance to Emily and friends

 

“I don’t have a lot of money to be able to give towards a big prize to donate to JOY but I do have me, my passion, plus plenty of wigs,” says Dean. “It was also a chance for me to give back to those who support us at JOY in a way that wasn’t just by saying thank you on the microphone”.

“10/10 would definitely recommend (and I need those boots!)”, concluded Emily.

 

JOY 94.9 is a not-for-profit volunteer-based community radio station that relies on your support to survive and grow. Become a JOY member.

 

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Annual General Meeting 2020 https://joy.org.au/blog/2020/06/annual-general-meeting-2020/ Thu, 11 Jun 2020 04:38:04 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=9383 The annual general meeting planned for Sunday 18 October 2020 3:00pm has been changed, the JOY Melbourne Inc AGM is now scheduled for Sunday 29 November 3 pm.  COVID-19 regulations will be taken into account for […]

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The annual general meeting planned for Sunday 18 October 2020 3:00pm has been changed,

the JOY Melbourne Inc AGM is now scheduled for Sunday 29 November 3 pm. 

COVID-19 regulations will be taken into account for meeting arrangements.

Location to be confirmed at a later date.

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JOY’s very own Jessica Window featured in the Australian animated film “100% Wolf” https://joy.org.au/blog/2020/05/joys-very-own-jessica-window-featured-in-the-australian-animated-film-100-wolf/ Fri, 29 May 2020 02:13:05 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=9369 An amazing Australian animated feature film hits all premium video on demand platforms this 29th of May– 100% Wolf –and it features a voice role by JOY’s own Jessica Window. 100% Wolf is a tale of inclusion and […]

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An amazing Australian animated feature film hits all premium video on demand platforms this 29th of May– 100% Wolf –and it features a voice role by JOY’s own Jessica Window.

100% Wolf is a tale of inclusion and self-acceptance and has received a good reception in the public. The film just got a 4 star review on the Sydney Morning Herald

“Freddy Lupin, heir to a proud line of werewolves, is in for a shock when on his 13th birthday his first ‘warfing’ goes awry, turning him into a ferocious… poodle. Can Freddy prove to his family and himself that he’s still 100% wolf?”

 

Jess is one of the hosts of “Tom & Jess” live show on JOY every Thursday.

In the film, Jess is one of the ‘cockeyed stray’, plus few multi characters (mostly wolves). “It means a lot to me to be in such a big movie with so many international names and with such a gorgeous message, doing what I’ve spent years training in is always great fun”, says Jess.

Being an actor, particularly a voice actor, is very rewarding… you get to work with so many clever and creative people, and you know that animation is for everyone and is kind of timeless”, Jess added.

Tom and Jess spoke to the lead actor Ilai Swindells, who plays pink-poodle-cum-werewolf Freddie, and director Alexs Stadermann about what it meant to be a part of a film with acceptance and inclusion at its heart.

You can listen the entertained interview here:

100% Wolf – Ilai Swindells & Alexs Stadermann [Extended Interview]

The cinema is coming to YOU! Rent 100% Wolf at home on digital platforms from May 29.

Well done Jess, we’re proud of you!

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Celebrating our LGBTIQA+ volunteers! https://joy.org.au/blog/2020/05/celebrating-our-lgbtiqa-volunteers/ Wed, 20 May 2020 03:28:21 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=9334 Happy National Volunteer Week (NVW)! This week is very special for us because our volunteers are the core of JOY. Currently, we have 300+ volunteers in our database, each of them with a very unique […]

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Happy National Volunteer Week (NVW)!

This week is very special for us because our volunteers are the core of JOY.

Currently, we have 300+ volunteers in our database, each of them with a very unique contribution to the daily operations of a community media organisation, with a common goal of bringing positive change to our LGBTIQA+ communities and to be that independent voice of representation.

I want to take this opportunity to thank every single volunteer for your important contribution to JOY 94.9.

To our volunteers working in the Office Admin and Operations, your role is crucial to run the station, not only to answering the phone or dealing with admin tasks, but also for being that welcoming face to JOY.

To our volunteers in the IT and broadcasting services. This is where the magic happens. Thank you for the hours of content creation, broadcasting time, script writing, content research, IT support and all the early or late working hours dedicated to JOY.

To our volunteers that are “behind the scene”, coordinating events, creating marketing content, writing grants, sales proposals, or media releases.  You are making the deals and doing the work that is building our brand every day!

To our volunteers in management positions, especially the board members, that help us set the direction of the organisation, and provide guidance and support at the highest level.  Whether it’s doing our financial reporting, advising on legals, carrying the JOY flag or being our Duty Managers – your support of JOY, and me as CEO is greatly appreciated.

Thank you all very much from the bottom of my heart! 

 

I miss seeing you around the studios, and very much look forward to seeing you all again, very soon. In the meantime, let’s keep the virtual connection!

If you are a JOY volunteer, I would like to invite you to JOIN ME this Friday for a virtual celebration called L.O.V.E. – Celebrating our LGBTIQA+ volunteers, with our dear partner organisations: Switchboard, Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Thorne Harbour Health and Melbourne Queer Film Festival. This event is usually held at St. Kilda town hall, but this year will be online through the app ‘Run the World Inc’. – See the details below.   During this event we will recognise and celebrate volunteer contributions to our organisations, be entertained, and break off into smaller groups to socialise – I hope you can make it.

 

When: This Friday at 6:30pm!

Where: VIRTUAL – Through the app: ‘Run the World Inc’

For a better virtual experience, we recommend you to download the app to join the event.

Please register in the event to be able to access to the platform:

VOLUNTEERS REGISTRATION: 

Please note that you need to register with your JOY email in order to attend the L.O.V.E event.

Go to: https://organizer.runtheworld.today/c/love2020

REGISTRATION STEPS: 

  • RSVP at https://organizer.runtheworld.today/c/love2020 (enter email address twice)
  • Check email and click on ‘click to join event’ This will get you to set up an account (using same email address)
  • Remember: To be able to participate in the social functions you will also need to download the platform app ‘Run the World Inc’

So pop on a JOY t-shirt and have a beverage of your choice ready!

See you on Friday!

 

Warmest wishes,
Ange Barry
CEO JOY 94.9

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From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU! https://joy.org.au/blog/2020/05/joy-radiothon-2020/ Fri, 01 May 2020 23:20:10 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=9085 On behalf of everyone at JOY we want to say a massive thank you to our family of listeners- YOU! You’ve supported us in really tough times and we’re blown away by your generosity. You […]

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On behalf of everyone at JOY we want to say a massive thank you to our family of listeners- YOU!

You’ve supported us in really tough times and we’re blown away by your generosity. You helped us achieved over $85,000 in the (double) Hour of Power which was matched by generous JOY patrons Geoffrey Smith and Gary Singer and the whole of the Radiothon 2020 on air campaign raised a whopping $265,904 which is the biggest total ever!

So thank-you. With your trust, love and support we will continue to share stories by you, advocate for you and celebrate LGBTIQA+ milestones with you.

We love you!

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Historic record for the (double) HOUR of POWER this morning! https://joy.org.au/blog/2020/04/the-hour-of-power-is-back-this-time-is-double/ Mon, 27 Apr 2020 06:20:18 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=9212 Historic record for the (double) HOUR of POWER this morning! This Friday May 1st 7am to 9am on JOY Breakfast with the Murphys, JOY raised the amazing amount of $85,412 through donations. JOY Patrons Geoffrey Smith and […]

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Historic record for the (double) HOUR of POWER this morning!

This Friday May 1st 7am to 9am on JOY Breakfast with the Murphys, JOY raised the amazing amount of $85,412 through donations. JOY Patrons Geoffrey Smith and Gary Singer are matching this amount, making a huge total of: $170,824 raised during the Hours of Power!

This has broken all previous records, as it is the highest amount raised during the Hour of Power of JOY Radiothon in the last 12 years.

JOY Radiothon is still running until 11:59pm Saturday 2 May when JOY expects to raise the highest amount in the history of the radio station!

 

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“Kerrie and Dolly’s House Party” launching on JOY TV! https://joy.org.au/blog/2020/04/kerrie-dollys-house-party-launching-on-joy-tv/ Thu, 16 Apr 2020 06:08:56 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=9089 We are super excited to announce the new live stream variety show KERRIE & DOLLY’S HOUSE PARTY ” hosted by Kerrie Stanley and Dolly Diamond, and launching on our freshly video streaming service JOY TV! – This […]

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We are super excited to announce the new live stream variety show KERRIE & DOLLY’S HOUSE PARTY ” hosted by Kerrie Stanley and Dolly Diamond, and launching on our freshly video streaming service JOY TV! – This collaboration is supported by the Victorian Government.

 

 

Save the date! – launching 23rd of April: KERRIE & DOLLY’S HOUSE PARTY will be streamed on JOY TV on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7:30pm (AEST)

 

The Victorian Government is funding the immediate rollout of priority initiatives to support the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ Victorians impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, finding new ways of supporting each other to keep our communities connected. “We are a strong community, and we are healthier and stronger together. LGBTIQ communities thrive on supporting each other and we need that now more than ever. We welcome funds from a government that not only recognises but prioritises this.”, says Victorian Commissioner for Gender and Sexuality, Ro Allen.

This funding will increase the capacity of JOY 94.9 as a multi media organisation, to launch JOY TV, a video streaming service using platforms such as YouTube and social media channels. KERRIE & DOLLY’S HOUSE PARTY is proudly the first collaboration to be streamed on JOY TV.

Now more than ever, the role of independent community media is so important in keeping our community connected, informed and entertained. The launch of JOY TV with this important show builds on the great work of Bent TV and other organisations, broadcasting video content created by community for community.”, says CEO of JOY Ange Barry.

 

 

The show aims to bring a sense of the LGBTIQA+ and allied communities into viewer’s homes, as well as to emphasise hope and optimism during these challenging times. The format will include songs, performances and segments, along with updates and interviews with key LGBTIQA+ figures all by video link or as pre-recorded pieces. It will also regularly feature a number of recognised Victorian LGBTIQA+ community members including Mama Alto (jazz singer/cabaret artist), Dean Arcuri (cabaret artist/JOY broadcaster), Sexy Galexy (drag king/comedian), and many others.

It’s time to switch over to something that is community based, informative, interactive and a whole lot of fun,” says comedy-cabaret icon and host, Dolly Diamond. “We’re here to take the LGBTIQA+ community’s mind off the challenges we are facing right now. And we certainly won’t be forgetting our allies!”, Dolly added.

Dolly Diamond and I are excited to bring you all the variety you can handle, not once, but twice a week,” said co-host, Kerrie Stanley. “We believe in accentuating the positive so we will focus on good news stories and subjects, especially ones that make us all laugh”, Kerrie added.

 

KERRIE & DOLLY’S HOUSE PARTY LAUNCHES THURSDAY 23 APRIL, 7:30pm

Streamed Live Tuesday and Thursday evenings

7:30pm (AEST)

 

Online: WWW.JOY.ORG.AU

Facebook: www.facebook.com/kerrieanddolly

Instagram: @kerrieanddolly

Twitter: @kerrieanddolly

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JOY 94.9 launches JOY Breakfast with The Murphys https://joy.org.au/blog/2020/04/joy-94-9-launches-joy-breakfast/ Tue, 14 Apr 2020 04:56:14 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=9023 Australia’s LGBTIQA+ community radio station JOY 94.9 is delighted to announce JOY Breakfast with The Murphys, hosted by Anna Murphy and Dean Murphy, airing weekdays from 7:00am-9:00am. This newly created show at JOY has been made […]

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Australia’s LGBTIQA+ community radio station JOY 94.9 is delighted to announce JOY Breakfast with The Murphys, hosted by Anna Murphy and Dean Murphy, airing weekdays from 7:00am-9:00am. This newly created show at JOY has been made possible with the support of JOY Patrons Geoffrey Smith and Gary Singer, who have donated funding to employ the new JOY Breakfast team. 

Mr Smith and Mr Singer have expressed how important they feel it is to support independent community media, especially in the current climate, which is why they have chosen to support JOY in creating a daily breakfast show.  

JOY 94.9 CEO Ange Barry says of the project, “this will enable JOY to create consistency in our daily sound, which we will leverage to attract ongoing sponsorship, securing the future of JOY. The team are kicking off on Wednesday 15 April, in time to prepare and settle in for our important Radiothon 2020, which begins next week. 

Anna and Dean have been volunteer breakfast and drive hosts on various days at JOY for the past nine years.

Anna Murphy is a successful comedian in her own right. “Very honoured to have been chosen to present JOY Breakfast, particularly at a time when many are feeling isolated and craving connection to the community. We hope to be a source of comfort and light, and have a bloody good laugh with you all every day!”, said Anna. 

Dean Murphy has previously worked as an on-air announcer at both Fox FM and Triple M. “I hope that with this opportunity that we’ve been given, that we can lift the spirits of our community in these uncertain times. Who would have thought that 10,000 bum jokes over 9 years would have qualified us for the position…breakfast radio may never be the same!“, added Dean.

The brother-sister duo are ready to hit the ground running with their first challenge, as JOY’s major fundraiser for the year starts next week, on the 22nd of April. 

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A heartfelt thank you to all our Breakfast presenters!  https://joy.org.au/blog/2020/04/a-heartfelt-thank-you-to-all-our-breakfast-presenters/ Tue, 07 Apr 2020 06:36:18 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=9002 This is the last week of our current breakfast shows before the launch of the new JOY Breakfast Show, that will be aired from the 14th of April, following last month’s announcement of a new […]

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This is the last week of our current breakfast shows before the launch of the new JOY Breakfast Show, that will be aired from the 14th of April, following last month’s announcement of a new investment from our patrons for JOY.

Undoubtedly, this will be a change for all of us at JOY and for our listeners who are familiar with the voices of our presenters every morning, but we understand that this opportunity reflects the interest of sponsors for independent media, as well as creating employment pathways for our volunteers and the community.

Here at JOY, we are especially thankful to all our current breakfast presenters for the support that have shown for the project and who have demonstrated with their actions what it means to be a JOY volunteer. In the words of Rachel Tyler Jones, Program Director at JOY, “Thank you for all the early mornings, the funny stories, the traffic reports, the trainees you’ve trained, the personal moments and the connections you have created with our listeners. You’ve all shown what it means to be a JOY volunteer over these last few weeks, and you should all be proud.“.

This is a huge thank you to:

  • Monday Big Breakfast – Luke Mitchell and Rachel Morrison
  • Tuesday Mish & Mates: Michelle Sheppard, Felicity McIntosh and Judd Boaz.
  • Wednesday Ben & Gabe: Ben Hull and Gabe Hogan
  • Thursday Tom & Jess: Tom Walsh, Jess Window and Andy McCutcheon
  • Friday Anastasia & Warren: Anastasia Kalogiannis and Warren Andrew

It certainly isn’t a goodbye to all our amazing broadcasters. We are currently exploring more opportunities and formats for JOY as an independent community media organisation, where their exceptional talent is highly needed.

Once again, thank you for all your hard work and thank you for the awesome radio you’ve made.

 

Listen live to JOY Breakfast from 6:30am every day at JOY.ORG.AU, on 94.9 FM and DAB+ in Melbourne or via web apps such as TuneIn and iHeart Radio.

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Dolly Diamond, ambassador for GiveOUT Day 2020 https://joy.org.au/blog/2020/04/dollydiamond-ambassadorgiveout2020/ Wed, 01 Apr 2020 07:03:05 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=8984 GiveOUT announces their second GiveOUT Day Ambassador Originally from the UK and proudly calling Australia home since 2009, Dolly has a strong relationship with many LGBTIQ+ organisations around Australia, including JOY94.9, ChillOut Festival, TasPride, Adelaide’s […]

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GiveOUT announces their second GiveOUT Day Ambassador

Originally from the UK and proudly calling Australia home since 2009, Dolly has a strong relationship with many LGBTIQ+ organisations around Australia, including JOY94.9, ChillOut Festival, TasPride, Adelaide’s FEAST Festival, and Midsumma Festival.’

“I knew about GiveOUT Day a little while ago and was keen to see how I could help. We know that so often some of the lesser known community groups are overlooked when it comes to funding and as an Ambassador, I’m hoping to rectify that.”

‘Dolly is no stranger to community organisations having worked with a range of other Victorian LGBTIQ+ organisations over the last decade, including the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Melbourne Gay and Lesbian Chorus, Melbourne Rainbow Band, and Pride March Victoria. She is also an ambassador for Guide Dogs Victoria, Movember, and the Children’s Tumour Foundation of Australia.’

Dolly says, “We might be doing it tough at the moment, but I won’t let it stop me from giving back to the community – and I encourage you to do the same.”

‘We couldn’t agree more. Welcome to the team, Dolly!

Are you interested in being a part of this year’s GiveOUT Day? Expressions of interest for 2020 are now open on our website. Let us know if you would like to raise funds, donate, volunteer, or join us in any other way. Visit giveout.org.au/giveout-day to learn more.’

Friday 16 October 2020

Are you following GiveOUT and GiveOUT Day on social media?

Find them on Facebook: @giveout and @giveoutdayau

And on Instagram &  Twitter: @giveout_au and @giveoutdayau

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JOY 94.9 and the CRN launched a new national daily current affairs show https://joy.org.au/blog/2020/03/joy-94-9-and-the-crn-launched-a-new-national-daily-current-affairs-show/ Sun, 22 Mar 2020 23:22:56 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=8969 The Informer Daily is a daily current affair show covering news and information about the COVID-19 situation with a focus on how it’s impacting the LGBTIQA+ community. It’s an evolution of The Informer, JOY 94.9’s award-winning weekly current […]

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The informer daily

The Informer is a news and current affairs show on JOY 94.9 bringing issues facing the LGBTIQ communities to the forefront.

The Informer Daily is a daily current affair show covering news and information about the COVID-19 situation with a focus on how it’s impacting the LGBTIQA+ community. It’s an evolution of The Informer, JOY 94.9’s award-winning weekly current affairs show.

Melbourne, Australia – Monday, 23 March 2020 – As of today, The Informer Daily will broadcast nationally across Australia on the Community Radio Network at 15:00 AEST Monday-Friday and online at 18:00 AEST at JOY.ORG.AU, on the 94.9 FM frequency in Melbourne and mobile apps IHeart Radio and TuneIn.
The Informer Daily will also be available on podcast format every weekday afternoon at JOY.ORG.AU.
JOY 94.9 CEO, Ange Barry praised the effort, “right now more than ever, independent community media has a critical role to play in keeping people connected and informed, and JOY is proud to provide the Community Radio Network with this special Informer Daily Programming“.
I would like to thank the Community Broadcasting Foundation, as our funding partner who has enabled The JOY Informer team to create award-winning content and to respond quickly to the current Coronavirus situation by bringing the Australian community, free, daily, accurate and informative updates“, Barry added.
The Informer Daily Executive Producer, Arion Potts commented, “not a lot of outlets cover LGBTIQA+ issues in-depth on a regular basis, with The Informer Daily we want to change this. While the show has content for everyone, we’re including regular information, like advice for people with HIV, safe sex with COVID-19 and more – things that are really relevant to the queer community“.
We are looking for interesting content to cover on The Informer Daily, if you have a story idea we’d love to hear from you – just email us at theinformer@joy.org.au

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JOY 94.9 update on COVID-19 (coronavirus) https://joy.org.au/blog/2020/03/joy-94-9-update-on-covid-19-coronavirus/ Wed, 18 Mar 2020 04:57:46 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=8965 PUBLIC NOTE – JOY 94.9 update on Coronavirus During this period of uncertainty due to the spread of COVID-19, JOY 94.9 will ensure we continue serving our community and in particular, playing our role in keeping […]

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PUBLIC NOTE – JOY 94.9 update on Coronavirus

During this period of uncertainty due to the spread of COVID-19, JOY 94.9 will ensure we continue serving our community and in particular, playing our role in keeping people informed of official Coronavirus updates.

At the same time, we are increasing our efforts to protect all members of the JOY team and enacting our responsibility in limiting the speed of the spread of the virus.

Independent community media is playing a crucial role in keeping communities informed, connected and entertained during this time of isolation and we want to share how we will continue to provide this service to the Australian community.

As usual, JOY will be broadcasting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via:

  • 94.9 on the FM radio frequency
  • 94.9 on DAB+
  • JOY via the iHeart Radio and TuneIn apps
  • JOY.ORG.AU for website streaming
  • and you can catch up with JOY updates via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter  


JOY 94.9 is working remotely

From Wednesday 18th March, JOY 94.9 is moving to a mandatory, essential-only team members onsite stage, until further notice.

This means that we made the tough decision to broadcast most of our shows remotely. This is a difficult decision for us as a radio station, but our wonderful on-air team members that you love listening to, are working hard to keep broadcasting from wherever they are – their kitchens, living rooms, even their wardrobes!

This also means that you may notice some changes to the awesome sound quality that you’re used to from JOY. But we know how important it is to you that we keep broadcasting the music and shows that you love, so thanks for sticking by us.

 

JOY 94.9 to start hourly news updates

As a community media organisation, we have a duty to keep our audience informed, especially now, and to help them to be connected to what matters.

Thus, we will be scheduling hourly news, 7 am to 7 pm to ensure our community is kept as up to date as possible during this time, with the latest official updates from the federal authorities.

Listen live to JOY on the 94.9 FM frequency in Melbourne, online at JOY.org.au and on platforms such as iHeart Radio or TuneIn Radio.  Also, don’t forget you can grab podcasts of our programs from your favourite podcast platform or from our website.

 

Your support right now is very important to us!

During this disruption, JOY 94.9 still needs your help and support to stay on air.

  • You can donate or become a member at JOY.org.au.
  • Thank you to our sponsors; your ongoing support is crucial to keep JOY 94.9 running and your message is more important than ever, with a greater number of people relying on their favourite radio and multi media organisation to keep them informed.
  • If you are interested in sponsoring or partnering with JOY to get your message out to our 580,000 plus monthly listeners, please contact us at sales@joy.org.au 

We thank you for listening and supporting us during this time.

Stay safe and well.

The JOY team!

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Chicks Talking Footy lounge sessions https://joy.org.au/blog/2020/03/chicks-talking-footy-lounge-sessions/ Tue, 17 Mar 2020 22:26:42 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=8960 The Chicks recorded remotely from their homes this week to discuss the impact the corona virus is having on the footy industry around the Country. Will their be a men’s season? What does a 17 […]

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The Chicks recorded remotely from their homes this week to discuss the impact the corona virus is having on the footy industry around the Country. Will their be a men’s season? What does a 17 match season look like. Will the AFLW season continue to be completed.

Don’t forget to reach  out to us on social media and send us your setup for watching matches at home. We want to see your best merch and cheese plates, party pie and hotdog setup at home.

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JOY 94.9 has received financial support to fund a new JOY Breakfast Show https://joy.org.au/blog/2020/03/financial-support-to-fund-joy-breakfast-show/ Tue, 10 Mar 2020 07:28:52 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=8954 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 […]

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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:
https://www.cbaa.org.au/article/position-breakfast-presenter-melbourne-vic 

 

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. ​

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JOY will broadcast live from ChillOut Carnival in Daylesford https://joy.org.au/blog/2020/03/joy-will-live-broadcast-from-chillout-carnival-in-daylesford/ Thu, 05 Mar 2020 01:41:55 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=8930   After a successful weekend in Sydney, the JOY team is now going rural to Daylesford, Victoria.! ChillOut festival is Australia’s longest-running and biggest rural LGBT pride festival. Join us on Saturday for a live recording […]

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Annie and Ando will host JOY’s broadcast from ChillOut Carnival in Daylesford.

After a successful weekend in Sydney, the JOY team is now going rural to Daylesford, Victoria.! ChillOut festival is Australia’s longest-running and biggest rural LGBT pride festival.

Join us on Saturday for a live recording of Pop Queers live and semi-rural at Chillout at the Daylesford Hotel.

And on Sunday, Annie & Ando will broadcast live from ChillOut Carnival in Victoria Park!

Tune in to 94.9 in Melbourne and online at JOY.ORG.

 

United Airlines is proudly sponsoring JOY’s live broadcast from ChillOut festival.

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JOY 94.9 is ready for the live coverage of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2020! https://joy.org.au/blog/2020/02/joy-94-9-is-ready-for-the-live-coverage-of-the-sydney-gay-and-lesbian-mardi-gras-2020/ Thu, 27 Feb 2020 03:49:11 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=8906 Sydney’s most vibrant queer community event,  Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2020, is happening this weekend and JOY 94.9 will be broadcasting live from the parade this Saturday 29th with the support of Salesforce. JOY […]

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JOY Team

Dee Mason, Ti Butler, Rachel Morrison and Jordan Johnstone will be the JOY presenters during Sydney Mardi Gras.

Sydney’s most vibrant queer community event,  Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2020, is happening this weekend and JOY 94.9 will be broadcasting live from the parade this Saturday 29th with the support of Salesforce.

JOY 94.9 Program Director Rachel Tyler Jones says “JOY won the CBAA award for Best Special Event Broadcast for our Mardi Gras coverage last year, so we’ve got our work cut out to go bigger and better this year, but I know our team is up to the challenge. We’ll be working hard to make sure we showcase the voices of our community, while also bringing our listeners the live coverage of the parade“.

Ti ButlerRachel MorrisonJordan Johnstone, Dee Mason with producer Con Keramitsis, will be broadcasting live from the parade, while street reporters Nicholas HynesKate Payne and Tom Morgan will be providing live interviews with parade participants throughout the event, taking the opportunity to reflect on this year’s Mardi Gras theme of “What Matters”. In addition, social media reporters Alejandra Laiton and Luke Mitchell, will be covering the event from every angle.

Rachel Tyler Jones (Broadcast EP), Michael Strauss (Broadcast IT), Ange Barry (JOY representative) and Gail Davidson (Photography) will also be supporting the event. 

I’m so excited to be part of this broadcast which brings together so many of our LGBTIQA+ communities for the biggest party of the year while recognising our history and looking forward to our future“, says presenter Ti Butler.

JOY volunteers Frock Hudson, Anastasia Le, Justin Edge and Alex Dislakis will be on a float in the parade with our Mardi Gras sponsor Salesforce. “We’re partnering again with JOY 94.9, Australia’s out, loud and proud radio station, and the JOY 94.9 team including the inimitable Frock Hudson will join us to broadcast from the float. We know – the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals tell us – that partnership is essential to achieve the goals of reducing inequality and achieving gender equality” says Salesforce.

But also,  the JOY team from the studio in Melbourne will be making sure that the broadcast is available on the 94.9 frequency in Melbourne and on JOY’s livestream at joy.org.au. David Moyle, Judy Kelly and Clayton Wimshurst will be the broadcast’s panel operators, Arion Potts will be the in-studio producer, and Jack Traynor and Jason Gipps will make up the production team.

Thank you to everyone who is making sure that this event will be memorable for JOY!

JOY 94.9’s live coverage of the 2020 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras starts Saturday, February 29, from 7:00pm.

You can tune in via 94.9FM in Melbourne, or on JOY’s livestream at joy.org.au.

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Pop Queers Live @ Chill Out Festival 7 March 12noon $40 includes lunch https://joy.org.au/blog/2020/02/pop-queers-live-chill-out-festival-7-march-12noon-40-includes-lunch/ Tue, 18 Feb 2020 20:49:02 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=8883 The post Pop Queers Live @ Chill Out Festival 7 March 12noon $40 includes lunch appeared first on JOY 94.9.

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