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Just as important as those who donate their time to the station are those who contribute financially, we wish to recognise the members of our community who are able to support JOY through philanthropy. The JOY 94.9 Patrons’ Program allows you the opportunity to let us know where you would like to see your donation go. It’s your money, it’s your choice and it’s your station. For more details on the Patrons’ Program, email JOY Chief Executive Officer ceo@joy.org.au or call 1300 569 949

Patron Honour Roll

2020 – 2021

Diamond Patrons

Platinum

Gold Patrons

Silver

  • Chris Furneaux
  • Georgia Dacakis
  • Zoe Davis

Bronze Patrons

  • David McCarthy & Jonathan Yee
  • Gary Singer
  • Jude Munro
  • Raymond Cowling
  • Troy Guenther

2019 – 2020

Diamond Patrons

  • David ‘Macca’ McCarthy & Jonathan Yee
  • David Owen & Henry Ruge-Rojas
  • Second East Auction Holdings Pty Ltd trading as Smith & Singer
  • Zoe Davis

Platinum

  • Benjamin Fleming
  • Chris Furneaux
  • Richard Walters & Dennis Muir

Gold Patrons

  • David Miles
  • Gerogia D
  • Jennifer Smith – John McGrath
  • Mark Boughey
  • Neil D’Vauz
  • Warren Fuge

Silver

  • Alistair Baird
  • David Miles
  • Dene Cicci
  • Gordon Wilson
  • Jed Gilbert
  • Jude Munro
  • Jude Munro and Associates
  • Ken Chuah
  • Kevin Anderson
  • Nick Johnson
  • Peter Walpole
  • Raymond Cowling
  • Steven Farley-Odgers
  • Timms Holden
  • Troy Guenther

Bronze Patrons

  • Amanda Millar
  • Ande Kempnich
  • Andrew Balnaves
  • Andrew McNamara
  • Andrew Thorp
  • Anthony Adams
  • Anthony Burkitt
  • Braith Bamkin
  • Breed Barrett
  • Chivonne Algeo
  • David Cheshire
  • Eric Harding
  • Gavin Henderson
  • Graeme Robinson
  • Haydon Elliot
  • Helem Melbourne
  • Ian Graystone
  • Ian Munro
  • Jan Wade
  • John Gillam
  • John Keats
  • John Oliver
  • Karla Pincott
  • Laurie Cato-Smith
  • Marcus King
  • Mark Powney
  • Melinda Rich
  • Nigel Baldwin
  • Peter Froutzis
  • Shaun Daniel
  • Tom Mosby
  • Trish Kerin
  • Yvette Wroby

Plus 6 Patrons donating anonymously!

 

2018 – 2019

Diamond Patrons

  • David ‘Macca’ McCarthy & Jonathan Yee
  • David Owen & Henry Ruge-Rojas
  • Zoe Davis

Platinum Patrons

  • Chris Furneaux
  • Melinda Rich
  • Richard Walters & Dennis Muir

Gold Patrons

  • Alistair Baird
  • Braith Bamkin & Peter Van Gaalen
  • Darren Ford
  • Dene Cicci
  • Georgia D
  • Laurie Cato-Smith
  • Marcus King
  • Mark Boughey

Silver Patrons

  • Amanda Millar
  • Angus Wheelan
  • Anthony Adams
  • Anthony Burkitt
  • David Miles
  • Josh Pearson
  • Jude Monro
  • Jude Monro & Associates
  • Raymond Cowling
  • Timms Holden

Bronze Patrons

  • Alistair Baird
  • Andrew Balnaves & Carl Matto
  • Andrew McNamara
  • Andrew Thorp
  • Antony Jarvis
  • David Cheshire & Mark Farr
  • Gavin Henderson
  • Gordon Wilson
  • Ian Graystone
  • James Hamilton
  • Karla Pincott
  • Ken Chuah
  • Kevin Anderson
  • Dr. Nigel Baldwin
  • Peter Froutzis
  • Steven Farley-Odgers
  • Tim Campbell & Anthony Callea
  • Warren Fuge & Michael Smith
  • Yvette Wroby

 

2017 – 2018

Diamond Patrons

  • Gary Singer & Geoffrey Smith
  • David ‘Macca’ McCarthy & Jonathan Yee
  • David Owen & Henry Ruge-Rojas

Platinum Patrons

  • Melinda Rich
  • Richard Walters & Dennis Muir

Gold Patrons

  • Anthony Adams
  • Georgia D
  • Jude Munro & Associates
  • Laurie Cato-Smith
  • Mark Boughey
  • Tanya Matthewson
  • Timms Holden
  • Warren Fuge & Michael Smith

Silver Patrons

  • Chris Furneaux
  • Darren Ford
  • David Miles
  • Ian Graystone
  • Jennifer Smith
  • John Keats
  • Jude Monro
  • Nerida Cole
  • Raymond Cowling

Bronze Patrons

  • Andrew Balnaves & Carl Matto
  • Andrew Harvey
  • Andrew McNamara
  • Andrew Thorp
  • Anthony Burkitt
  • Antony Jarvis
  • Dykes on Bikes Melbourne
  • Chaminda Premaratne
  • Gordon Wilson
  • Ken Chuah
  • Kevin Anderson
  • Neil D’Vauz
  • Peter Froutzis
  • Robert McMaster (Star Observer)
  • Yvette Wroby

 

2016 – 2017

Diamond Patrons

  • Broadtree Foundation
  • David ‘Macca’ McCarthy & Jonathan Yee
  • David Owen & Henry Ruge-Rojas
  • Gary Singer & Geoffrey Smith
  • Anthony Hillier – Estate of the late John Patrick Foley

Platinum Patrons

  • Chris Furneaux
  • Kevan Walsh
  • Melinda Rich
  • Ro Allen

Gold Patrons

  • Darren Ford
  • Mark Boughey
  • Mark Farr & David Cheshire
  • Richard Walters & Dennis Muir
  • Timms Holden
  • Warren Fuge & Michael Smith

Silver Patrons

  • Andrew McNamara
  • Andrew Thorp
  • Caroline Arthur
  • David Miles
  • Ian Graystone
  • Josh Pearson
  • Jude Munro & Associates
  • Maria Katsonis
  • Michael Strauss
  • Raymond Cowling
  • Tim Campbell & Anthony Callea

Bronze Patrons

  • Adam Trumble
  • Alistair Baird
  • Angus Wheelan
  • Anthony Adams
  • Antony Jarvis
  • Anthony Burkitt
  • Benjamin Fleming
  • Brian Green
  • Carla Pincott
  • Cassie Chadwick
  • Chaminda Premaratne
  • Daniel Neal
  • Dykes on Bikes Melbourne
  • Frank Rosato
  • Gavin Henderson
  • Gordon Wilson
  • Hampstead Dental
  • Haydon Elliot
  • Helen Kolivas
  • James Houghton
  • Jane Kunstler
  • Jean McConnachie
  • John Keats
  • Ken Chuah
  • Ken McKeever
  • Kevin Anderson
  • Margaret Gardner
  • Mario Blandin de Chalain
  • Michael Ebeid
  • Neil DVauz
  • Neil Harrison
  • Nick Ward
  • Nerida Cole
  • Peter Froutzis
  • Petti Fleur
  • Procox Pty Ltd
  • Rachel Rees
  • Star Observer
  • Steven Farley-Odgers
  • Yvette Wroby

 

2015 – 2016

Diamond Patrons

  • Anthony Hillier (for the Estate of the late John Patrick Foley)
  • Gary Singer & Geoffrey Smith
  • Broadtree Foundation

Platinum Patrons

  • Kevan Walsh
  • Chris Furneaux
  • Rodney & Jeff Chiang-Cruise

Gold Patrons

  • Richard Walters
  • Mark Farr & David Cheshire
  • Ken Speer
  • David ‘Macca’ McCarthy & Jonathan Yee
  • Laurie Cato-Smith
  • Timms Holden
  • Warren Fuge & Michael Smith
  • Mark Boughey

Silver Patrons

  • Marc Jay
  • Georgia D
  • Ande Kempnich & Ian Malkin
  • Gavin Henderson
  • David Miles
  • David Owen & Henry Ruge-Rojas
  • Eric Harding & Athol Hawke
  • Tom Mosby & Tony Ellwood
  • Raymond Cowling

Bronze Patrons

  • Andrew Balnaves & Carl Matto
  • Andrew Harvey
  • Anthony Burkitt
  • Graeme Robinson & Alan Pollard
  • Helem Melbourne
  • Jennifer Smith
  • John Keats
  • Marg Gardner
  • Mario Blandin de chalain
  • Nigel Baldwin
  • Susan Townsend & Sue Wilkinson
  • Warren Peatt

 

2014 – 2015

Diamond Patrons

  • Gary Singer & Geoffrey Smith
  • Chris Furneaux
  • Radcomp

Platinum Patrons

  • David ‘Macca’ McCarthy & Jonathan Yee
  • Kevan Walsh

Gold Patrons

  • David Cheshire & Mark Farr
  • Ross Watson
  • Ande K
  • Timms Holden
  • Richard Walters
  • Dennis Muir
  • Warren Fuge & Michael Smith
  • David Owen
  • Maria Katsonis
  • Rodney Chiang-Cruise and Jeff Chiang-Cruise
  • Alastair McKenzie
  • Laurie Cato-Smith
  • John Keats

Silver Patrons

  • Adriano Carbone
  • Kate DeAraugo
  • David Miles
  • Ken Speer
  • Helem Melbourne
  • Ray Cowling
  • Andrew Harvey
  • Tom Mosby & Tony Ellwood
  • Mark Boughey

Bronze Patrons

  • Marg Gardner
  • Breed Barrett
  • Todd Brian
  • Anthony Burkitt
  • Paul Anthony
  • Warren Peatt
  • Andrew Balnaves & Carl Matto
  • Mario Blandin de Chalain
  • Susan Townsend
  • Sammy Cameron
  • Anthony Adams

 

2013 – 2014

Diamond Patrons

  • Gary Singer & Geoffrey Smith
  • Zoe Davis
  • The Broadtree Foundation

Platinum Patrons

  • Kevan Walsh
  • David Owen
  • Chris Furneaux

Gold Patrons

  • David ‘Macca’ McCarthy & Jonathan Yee
  • Avi Miller
  • John Caldwell
  • Rodney Chiang-Cruise and Jeff Chiang-Cruise
  • Warren Fuge and Michael Smith
  • Timms Holden

Silver Patrons

  • Trish Kerin
  • Gavin Henderson
  • John Keats
  • Peter Stephenson & Mike Maher
  • David Miles
  • Sammy Cameron
  • Helem Melbourne

Bronze Patron

  • Kate Carnell
  • David Cheshire
  • Mark Farr
  • Tom Mosby and Tony Ellwood
  • Cherrie Miriklis

 

2012 – 2013

Platinum Patron

  • Gary Singer & Geoffrey Smith
  • Chris Furneaux
  • John Hinterreiter
  • Gavin Henderson
  • Avi Miller
  • Kevan Walsh
  • David Owen & David Sloan
  • Trish Kerin & Maryanne Pearce
  • Wyle Wentworth
  • David ‘Macca’ McCarthy & Jonathan Yee

Gold Patron

  • Adrian Brown
  • Alastair McKenzie
  • John Keats
  • Paul Taylor

Silver Patron

  • Kyle Minall

Bronze Patron

  • Anthony Vitale
  • John Oliver

 

The launch of the JOY 94.9 Patrons’ Program was hosted by Lord Mayor Robert Doyle at Melbourne Town Hall on 13 September 2012. This wonderful event brought together JOY donors and community supporters and members of the JOY team to highlight the important services we provide to our community.

Strategic and technical development plans for the future were presented to the gathering and the immediate need for a digital playout system was highlighted. Installation of this system will revolutionise the entire sound and delivery of JOY to the world. Thanks to the significant contributions made by our new patrons at this event, JOY raised 40% of the target for this innovative technology.



On Friday 4 October 2013, the second annual Patrons’ Program event was hosted at the JOY studios. This was an opportunity for patrons and supporters of the station to view the digital playout system in action and see the full upgrade to Studio 4 (Production) that their generous donations contributed to over the previous year. The event highlighted upcoming projects, equipment and infrastructure that will be required in the near future and announced a change to the levels of patronage available and easier options for patrons to contribute on a regular basis across the year.

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Jed Gilbert, Marcia Hines, Ande K, John Caldwell, Gina Liano, Ross Watson, Damian Nicholas

Left to right: Jed Gilbert (JOY President), Marcia Hines, Ande K, John Caldwell, Gina Liano, Ross Watson. Front: Damian Nicholas (JOY life member and MC for the event)

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Geoffrey Smith, Marcia Hines and Gary Singer

Geoffrey Smith (Sotheby’s Australia / JOY Patron), Marcia Hines and
Gary Singer (Sotheby’s Australia / Life Member / JOY Patron)

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On Wednesday 9 April 2014, proud JOY patrons Gary Singer and Geoffrey Smith of Sotheby’s Australia hosted the first JOY 94.9 Patrons Event for 2014 at their new Melbourne showrooms in Collins Street. Our guests enjoyed great food, wine and entertainment thanks to a wide array of special guests, including Marcia Hines, Victorian of the Year John Caldwell and surprise guest Gina Liano from Real Housewives of Melbourne, as well as local artists Ross Watson and JOY’s own Ande K. The support from the community was wonderful as always, and we sincerely thank all who were in attendance for contributing to another fantastic JOY patrons event.

 

 View the digital playout teaser video

Listen to a message of support from Neil Mitchell