Did you know, if the Victorian Labor Party is re-elected this Saturday 25th November 2006, they will honor their pledge to Australia's only Gay and Lesbian Community Radio Station.
JOY Melbourne is a Gay & Lesbian volunteer-based Community Radio Station,
Committed to providing a voice for the diverse Lesbian and Gay Communities, Enabling Freedom of Expression,
The breaking down of isolation and the celebration of our culture, achievements and pride.
Health Minister Bronwyn Pike announced on JOY on Sunday that “the Bracks Labor Government would deliver $250,000 to secure the future of JOY 94.9 if re-elected on Saturday”
The money would go into JOY's Relocation Appeal
"We need to raise $500,000 through this appeal to do all the work required; to build new studios, equip them properly and relocate to bigger premises that will meet JOYs needs well into the future.
Right now we would like you to invest in the community by investing in the stations future. $500,000 is a significant sum and we only seek our support with some of this amount. If the station can realise $50,000-100,000 in this appeal we will be able to encourage financial support from philanthropic bodies and other organizations and we need your support to do this.
Every donation whether $25 or $500 counts. Your support will acknowledge the importance of securing the future of Australia’s only gay and lesbian radio station.
Please help us to relocate and reinvest in the stations facilities. After over 13 years of broadcasting it would be sad to lose a station that is such a vital part of our community."
Go to the JOY website and support the station that supports you!
In the interests of being fair I will mention that I am a JOY Volunteer, I'm the JOY webmaster