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JOY 94.9 looks to the future with a new name

Thursday 03 December, 2020

At their AGM this year, and with its eye on the future, a new name and positioning statement was chosen by the JOY membership, JOY Media Independently Out, Loud and Proud.  

New Drive Show for JOY 94.9

Friday 19 June, 2020

Commencing Monday 22nd June, the new JOY Drive show will be hosted 5 days per week by Anastasia Kalogiannis and Warren Andrew, airing from 4:00pm-6:00pm.

JOY 94.9 presenters broadcast from home to launch their fundraising campaign

Thursday 23 April, 2020

JOY 94.9 is Australia’s only LGBTIQA+ Community Radio station and one of only 3 stations worldwide broadcasting rainbow content 24 hours a day.

Financial support brings Joy a professional breakfast show

Saturday 07 March, 2020

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

The station is delighted to have received philanthropic support from patrons Geoffrey Smith and Gary Singer, to enable it to engage two professional breakfast presenters to host a new JOY breakfast show. 

New CEO for Joy

Friday 05 July, 2019

Ange Barry has been appointed the new CEO of JOY 94.9.

She brings “a breadth of executive leadership experience in both corporate roles and more recently in the broadcasting and not-for-profit sectors.”

Ms Barry has strong skills in a number of areas important to JOY’s future, including growth strategy design, development and implementation, income generation and planning. 

Melbourne LGBTI station enjoys audience increase

Friday 13 July, 2018

Australia’s only LGBTI+ radio station, JOY Melbourne has posted its third consecutive audience increase, with growth of 19% taking its monthly listenership to 470,000, according to the latest McNair national listener survey.

SAVE JOY Committee responds to Board, seeks to 'correct a few misconceptions'

Friday 20 April, 2018

Following allegations of bullying and low morale at Australia's premier LGBTIQ radio station, JOY 94.9, the board responded with an email refuting all allegations, and said its members database has been "stolen", and used to circulate claims of bullying and mismanagement by station managers and board members.

JOY and SBS Radio join forces for Sydney Mardi Gras parade coverage

Thursday 01 March, 2018

LGBTI community radio station JOY is joining forces with SBS Radio for a Mardi Gras weekend takeover, including a live broadcast of the 40th anniversary parade of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

JOY reaches one million podcast downloads

Wednesday 20 December, 2017

The station reached the milestone since launching the podcasting service in February 2015.

LGBTI station reacts to bomb threat with radiothon

Monday 15 May, 2017

This year JOY 94.9 has faced "massive backlash within the community simply for existing".    

It was in September last year received a bomb threat, forcing them to evacuate the building, although JOY remained on-air. 


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