JOY 94.9 Presents Our Voice: Our StoriesAustralia’s diverse radio station is showcasing individuals who have positively contributed to LGBTIQ communities.

JOY 94.9 is proud to present ‘Our Voice’, a collection of interviews showcasing 35 individuals who have contributed in various positive ways through their work and volunteering to the local, national and international Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans*, Intersex and Queer community.


JOY 94.9 is committed to providing a voice for the diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex communities, enabling freedom of expression, the breaking down of isolation, and the celebration of our culture, achievements and pride.

Our Voice features in-depth interviews with JOY volunteers, artists, performers, academics, community leaders and more, including Noel Tovey, Leanne Renfree, Jason Ball, Rachel Berger, John Caldwell, Dr Catherine Barrett and Barry Bissell.


The aim of the JOY 94.9 Our Voice project is to create awareness of the Victorian LGBTIQ community history using the stories of our community. Through sharing their stories JOY 94.9 hopes to preserve their wisdom, allowing us to build our future on their knowledge and promote understanding, awareness and appreciation for our culture, experiences, achievements and pride.

JOY 94.9’s ‘Been There Done That’ team recently had an extended chat with Graeme Hairsine from the Public Records Office of Victoria about his role and work in archiving a vast array of records created by Victorian Government departments and authorities and about their Local History Grants Program: supporting community groups to preserve their local history and heritage.

JOY 94.9 acknowledges the support of the Public Records Office Victoria and the Victorian Government for making the Our Voice project possible.

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