Who we are
JOY 94.9 is an independent voice for the diverse lesbian gay bi-sexual transgender & intersex communities listened to by 530,000 people in Melbourne and more online (audience figures from a Survey conducted by McNair Ingenuity Research January 2019) . Access podcasts, blogs and listen online to award winning music & talk, news & current affairs, arts & cultural programs.
JOY is a member of the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia.
What we do
The purpose for which JOY 94.9 was established is to provide the opportunity for freedom of expression, the breaking down of isolation and the celebration of the culture, achievements and pride of the diverse gay and lesbian community. Our mission is to to make Australia a more inclusive place to live.
JOY provides over 450 free Community Service Announcements on behalf of organisations that serve and support our community. The station is fuelled by the dedication of almost 300 volunteers and only a handful of paid core staff. JOY is proudly self-funded through sponsorship and most importantly membership and donations. Learn more on how to connect with JOY 94.9