JOY 94.9 https://joy.org.au Australia's OUT. LOUD. PROUD. radio station Thu, 29 Oct 2020 00:44:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.5 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 JOY is launching a LOVE Vic Back to Business campaign https://joy.org.au/blog/2020/10/joy-is-launching-a-love-vic-back-to-business-campaign/ Sat, 17 Oct 2020 02:14:39 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=9707 JOY is launching LOVE Vic Back to Business campaign… on-air, on social media and on our website.  In the words of JOY CEO, Ange Barry, “We know that our much-loved businesses and organisations in Victoria are suffering and need everyone to get behind them. JOY, as […]

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JOY is launching LOVE Vic Back to Business campaign… on-air, on social media and on our website. 

In the words of JOY CEO, Ange Barry, “We know that our much-loved businesses and organisations in Victoria are suffering and need everyone to get behind them. JOY, as an independent community media organisation, reaching over 620,000 people every month, with the purpose of building a more inclusive Australia, has a unique opportunity to play a role in this recovery. “. 

That’s why we are launching a campaign, LOVE Vic Back to Business, on-air, online, on social media and on our website, to shine a light on the businesses and organisations who need the support of community to help them get back on track.      

JOY is offering a substantially reduced multi media advertising (sponsorship) campaign, championed by JOY’s team, listeners and supporters.  And this way encouraging our communities, together, to LOVE Vic Back to Business. 

 

To know more,
GO TO THE CAMPAIGN PAGE IN THE LINK BELOW

 

LOVE Vic Back To Business

 

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Annual General Meeting 2020 https://joy.org.au/blog/2020/10/annual-general-meeting-2020/ Wed, 14 Oct 2020 03:38:04 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=9383 AGM PRELIMINARY MEETING INFORMATION PACK Click here to download pack.   PRELIMINARY NOTICE OF MEETING 16 October 2020  Dear JOY Member,  The Board of JOY Melbourne Inc. invites all members to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) […]

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AGM PRELIMINARY MEETING INFORMATION PACK

Click here to download pack.

 


PRELIMINARY NOTICE OF MEETING

16 October 2020 

Dear JOY Member, 

The Board of JOY Melbourne Inc. invites all members to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held at 3 pm, Sunday 29 November 2020 electronically via Zoom. The details of the Zoom meeting will be forwarded closer to the time of the meeting.  

The Board calls for nominations for prospective Board members, and for members to lodge agenda items for discussion at the AGM. 

The JOY Rules also provide for honorary life membership of JOY. This honour is nominated by JOY Members and is awarded by the JOY Board to recognise a current or past member (thenomineemust be a current or past member of JOY for a minimum of5 years) for their extraordinary commitment and contributiontoJOY. Nominations for life membership for 2020 will also close at the end of October. You can find more details and nominate someone on the Life Member page of the JOY website. 

Nominations for board members and life memberships and agenda items for our AGM must all be lodged by 5 pm, Saturday 31st October 2020. 

The 2020 AGM Preliminary information pack and further information about the meeting can be downloaded from the Annual General Meeting 2020 page on the JOY website. 

In due course, we will send the formal AGM Information Pack, which will include details of the nominees for the Board, their candidate statements, the agenda and any supporting documents.  

All inquiries can be directed to the Secretary via secretary@joy.org.au  

Kind Regards,  

Peter Holmes 

Secretary 

 

FORWARD NOTICE OF MEETING

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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Register to “Podcasting & Radio Content” online course https://joy.org.au/blog/2020/09/training-course-podcasting-radio-content-open-for-registration/ Thu, 24 Sep 2020 01:17:48 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=9679 JOY’s brand new Podcasting & Radio Content Course will provide you with everything that you need to create a podcast or pre-recorded radio show from your home. You will be trained by JOY’s expert team of […]

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JOY’s brand new Podcasting & Radio Content Course will provide you with everything that you need to create a podcast or pre-recorded radio show from your home.

You will be trained by JOY’s expert team of trainers, and learn the basics of podcasting, writing for radio and podcasts, media law, interviewing techniques, presenting, recording and editing, as well as how to market your podcast!

Not only will the course provide you with the skills to create content from home, it will also provide information you need to make the transition into radio at JOY 94.9

You will work with a partner to create a podcast on the topic of your choice. You will be coached along the way and the final product will be hosted on the JOY 94.9 website.

And best of all, you can participate using equipment that you have at home!

To see the full details of the course and to register, click here

 

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Enjoy Melbourne’s Most Uplifting Music Mix https://joy.org.au/blog/2020/09/9657/ Mon, 21 Sep 2020 01:47:12 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=9657   Enjoy Melbourne’s most uplifting music mix, curated and presented by the JOY weekday crew. Every weekday at JOY.ORG.AU, on 94.9 FM and DAB+ in Melbourne or via web apps such as TuneIn and iHeart […]

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Enjoy Melbourne’s most uplifting music mix, curated and presented by the JOY weekday crew.

Every weekday 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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Restrictions to JOY music podcasts https://joy.org.au/blog/2020/09/restrictions-to-joy-music-podcasts/ Sun, 06 Sep 2020 04:50:21 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=9760 To our dear community of listeners,   JOY 94.9 as an independent community media organisation is in a privileged position that allows us to use music in our podcasts. We are also privileged to have a growing global community of listeners who we value. However, recent clarification confirms […]

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To our dear community of listeners,  

JOY 94.9 as an independent community media organisation is in a privileged position that allows us to use music in our podcasts. We are also privileged to have a growing global community of listeners who we value. However, recent clarification confirms that our license to include music in podcasts extends only to our Australian listeners.

As a result, JOY has had to start geo-blocking any JOY podcast that contains licensed music.  

If you are trying to listen to a music podcast from the JOY Podcast library from a country outside of Australia, your downloaded podcast will contain a message that the podcast is not available in your region 

However, all talk-based JOY Podcasts will remain available on our JOY Podcast library and can be accessed worldwide at JOY.ORG.AU and all popular podcast platforms.  

Spotify issues 

Spotify has also taken down some of our music podcasts recently. Spotify has stated that it will not allow music podcasts on its site, even though they may be legally downloaded within Australia. To prevent our other podcasts from being taken down, JOY 94.9 will no longer publish music podcasts to Spotify. 

We understand that this may be very frustrating and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. We encourage you to continue listening to JOY Podcasts at JOY.ORG.AU and follow JOY Podcasts Facebook Page for updates. 

If you would like to contact us, please do so by emailing feedback@joy.org.au

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Brand-new interview show launched on JOY TV https://joy.org.au/blog/2020/09/brand-new-interview-show-soft-launching-on-joy-tv/ Tue, 01 Sep 2020 00:38:15 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=9613 COCKTALES WITH WAYNE AND TOM is a brand-new interview show to be streamed on JOY TV. The show was originally intended to be filmed in the JOY TV studios with some of Australia’s biggest celebrity guests; […]

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COCKTALES WITH WAYNE AND TOM is a brand-new interview show to be streamed on JOY TV. The show was originally intended to be filmed in the JOY TV studios with some of Australia’s biggest celebrity guests; but given the Coronavirus travel restrictions and further Melbourne lockdowns, the show creators decided to do a soft launch of the online Lockdown Edition.  

Like all of us, favourite former Gogglebox channel-surfers Wayne and Tom had big plans for 2020, including the launch of their brand new show. To not let the pandemic hold them back, they plan the soft launch of Cocktales with Wayne and Tom: Lockdown Edition, where they’ll trade the bright lights and live audience for a Zoom chat surrounded by their three dogs.  

The premise for Cocktales remains the same: inviting friends around to kick back on the couch for a drink and a yarn, blending the art of storytelling, or “tales”, with Wayne’s flare for expression via beverage.  For each guest that tells their storyWayne will produce a customised cocktail or mocktail recipe, and while they haven’t found a way to pass the drink through the screen yet, Tom is always happy to be the official taste-tester.  

Tom is well known on the JOY airwaves, having hosted two years of Thursday breakfast radio as part of Tom & WarrenTom & Mikey and most recently Tom & Jess, with whom he also shared a few months of Thursday drive.  In his time on radio, Tom spoke to some of the world’s hottest names including Adam Lambert, Renee Zellweger, Queer Eye’s The Fab 5, and Kylie Minogue’s only Australian interview on her Golden world tour. 

For Cocktales, Tom is back in front of the camera with his partner of twenty years, Wayne—a sight you may recognise from eight seasons of Foxtel and Network Ten’s Gogglebox.  We’ve laughed, cried and screamed along with them in their loungeroom before, survived the harrowing marriage equality debate, and heard stories about these two dads raising three children and travelling the world together.  

While their bells-and-whistles studio version of Cocktales with Wayne and Tom will have to wait a while, the couple are excited to launch the no-frills Lockdown Edition with their exciting first guest, Marcia Hines.   

 Tune in to the video premiere of Cocktales with Wayne and Tom: Lockdown Edition on JOY TV and JOY 94.9 Facebook page, Tuesday 1st of September at 9pmAnd access to bonus content including cocktail and mocktail recipes and how-to videos also available on their social media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cocktalestv/

When life gives you lemons, make lemon daiquiris! 

  

Viewers disclaimer: JOY TV recommends this program for mature viewing.  Episodes may contain alcohol references, coarse language, and frank, open discussions about adult themes. JOY does not promote excessive consumption of alcohol or use by persons under 18 years of age. 

 

For enquiries, photo or video content please contact Executive Producer Andy McCutcheon:  andy.mccutcheon@joy.org.au  

 



ABOUT JOY TV:

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. JOY is now embracing an evolution into a multimedia organisation, with the opportunity to launch the video streaming service to be known as JOY TV. JOY also auspices the Bent TV programming, produced by Gavin Henderson and team on Channel 31 at present. JOY TV will also contain and promote access to the Bent TV archive along with new JOY TV content. 

 

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Vote for Sam Elkin, JOY’s Local Hero! https://joy.org.au/blog/2020/08/vote-for-sam-elkin-joys-local-hero/ Tue, 25 Aug 2020 07:25:14 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=9549 We are very proud to share with you that our very own Sam Elkin has been nominated in the Westfield Southland Local Heroes Awards. This award recognises everyday people who have an important impact on our local […]

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We are very proud to share with you that our very own Sam Elkin has been nominated in the Westfield Southland Local Heroes Awards. This award recognises everyday people who have an important impact on our local communities. After a rigorous assessment process, Sam’s nomination has progressed to the community voting stage, and we need your vote!

The top three finalists, as voted by the community, will go on to receive a $10,000 grant for their affiliated organisation from Westfield Centre. If Sam is successful, JOY 94.9 will use its grant to cover production costs for a season of podcasts and the cost of transcribing existing episodes to make them accessible to the deaf community.

To vote for Sam Elkin go to:
Westfield Southland Local Heroes  webpage 

Every vote counts – voting closes 14th of September

 

Capturing the important social history of the transgender and gender diverse community 

Sam Elkin is the co-creator of Transgender Warriors on JOY 94.9, showcasing the artistic achievements and activism of transgender and gender diverse communities. “I’ve gotten the opportunity to interview so many amazing people along the way, from the UK musician and best-selling author C.N Lester to one of the formative Australian transgender rights trailblazers Kayleen White“, shared Sam.

I am grateful for this opportunity to get more people engaged with the history of transgender rights and culture,  and it’s truly an honour to have this work recognised by the broader Victorian community”, he added. “Please take the time to vote so that JOY 94.9 can give others the opportunities I’ve had to tell some more important stories about our creative and resilient LGBTIQ+ community”.

To check out all the episodes of Transgender Warriors on JOY 94.9 go to:
https://joy.org.au/transgenderwarriors/

This is a well-deserved nomination. Congratulations Sam!

To vote for Sam Elkin go to the Westfield Southland Local Heroes webpage 

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Dee Mason announced as the new co-host of JOY Drive https://joy.org.au/blog/2020/08/dee-mason-announced-as-the-new-co-host-of-joy-drive/ Mon, 17 Aug 2020 02:12:36 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=9530 JOY 94.9 is thrilled to announce Dee Mason as the new JOY Drive co-host, joining Warren Andrew as of Monday 17th of August. JOY Drive went to air in late June as part of JOY’S […]

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JOY 94.9 is thrilled to announce Dee Mason as the new JOY Drive co-host, joining Warren Andrew as of Monday 17th of August.

JOY Drive went to air in late June as part of JOY’S funded project by Geoffrey Smith and Gary Singer, to build a consistent, 5-day-per-week sound during JOY’s afternoon show. After trialling the first team for 6 weeks, JOY decided to make a change to one of the co-hosts. Dee was part of the initial pool of candidates who applied for the role in the original selection process.

About Dee Mason

Dee Mason is a well-known public personality, often found hosting events and chairing panels across Melbourne. A cis-woman who uses the pronouns she/her and identifies as lesbian, Dee’s talents have been featured across various community radio stations, and public events in both Melbourne and across Australia.

Dee Mason is a very well-known member of our JOY family, currently as the host of PopQueers Thursday nights, and Monday nights on the Dee and Johnno show. In the past, she performed as one half of Dano & Mason: Driving you Homo, as well as  being a newsreader with the JOY News team. 

Dee has represented JOY as part of the Sydney Mardi Gras broadcast team for the past three years and has worked as part of the Street Team and in the Broadcast Box for countless Midsumma Pride Parades. One of the highlights of her broadcast career was delivering the live broadcast of the vote for marriage equality. 

Outside of JOY, Dee works as a Creative Content Producer, specialising in podcasting, graphic design and videography. These skills enhance her value as a well rounded broadcaster. 

On behalf of all the JOY team, we feel very lucky that she is joining us on JOY Drive.  

In Dee’s words: “I am chomping at the bit to work with Warren to ensure JOY Drive is a place of fun, inclusion and creativity. Now is the time for JOY to double down and support the community that has put its faith in us – and when I say community I mean ALL the letters of our beautiful alphabet. Let’s do this. 

Please join us in congratulating Dee and wishing her the best of luck!

Tune in to JOY Drive with Dee & Warren, weekdays starting 4pm. Brought to you by the philanthropic support of Geoffrey Smith and Gary Singer.

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

 

*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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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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