Aussie radio station launches daily COVID-19 show

Staff Writer

JOY 94.9 has teamed up with the Community Broadcasting Foundation to launch a daily national current affairs show.

Each day, JOY will broadcast The Informer Daily, which will cover news and info about the developing COVID-19 situation in Australia and how the pandemic is affecting the LGBTIQA+ community.

The new show is a daily incarnation of award-winning weekly current affairs show The Informer.

“Right now more than ever, independent community media has a critical role to play in keeping people connected and informed, and JOY is proud to provide the Community Radio Network with this special Informer Daily Programming,” said JOY CEO Ange Barry.

“I would like to thank the Community Broadcasting Foundation, as our funding partner who has enabled The JOY Informer team to create award-winning content and to respond quickly to the current Coronavirus situation by bringing the Australian community, free, daily, accurate and informative updates.”

The Informer Daily will be heard each weekday, nationally on the Community Radio Network at 3pm, as well at 6pm on JOY 94.9, joy.org.au and across iHeartRadio & TuneIn radio apps.

It can also be downloaded in podcast form each weekday afternoon from the official JOY 94.9 website.

“Not a lot of outlets cover LGBTIQA+ issues in-depth on a regular basis, with The Informer Daily we want to change this,” said the show’s executive producer, Arion Potts.

“While the show has content for everyone, we’re including regular information, like advice for people with HIV, safe sex with COVID-19 and more – things that are really relevant to the queer community.”

JOY is seeing interesting content to cover for The Informer Daily, are enouraging interested parties to reach out to theinformer@joy.org.au.

The show’s launch follows JOY announcing that it is recruiting for a professional, paid Breakfast show.

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