JOY 94.9 Live Broadcast from the MCG

enadmin, 23rd July 2013

JOY 94.9 will broadcast outside the MCG prior to the Collingwood v Essendon match on Sunday August 4.

The AFL is pleased to announce Melbourne Community Radio station JOY 94.9 will broadcast outside the MCG prior to the Collingwood v Essendon match on Sunday August 4.

The AFL industry including the AFLPA, players, umpires, clubs and more will discuss programs that are designed to create a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for all participants and supporters of the game.

There are a number of programs and initiatives that exist across all levels of the game that highlight this commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion including:

  • Multicultural and Indigenous Programs
  • Opportunities for women and girls to play and be involved in football
  • The ongoing growth of AFL 9s as an alternative to traditional football
  • AFLPA’s Footy for IDAHO campaign

JOY President David McCarthy said the AFL and JOY 94.9 are synonymous with Melbourne culture.

“It’s wonderful to see these two institutions come together again for an outside broadcast that highlights the progress the AFL is continuing to make in regards to inclusion and diversity and the importance of using JOY as a key medium to convey this,” he said.

JOY General Manager Conrad Browne said it’s important the GLBTI community broadcaster is able to work alongside an institution like the AFL. “To have the opportunity to broadcast from the MCG allows the station to bring issues such as homophobia in sport, inclusion and diversity to the forefront in a setting that encourages an open and productive dialogue,” he said.

The JOY 94.9 OB will be located between gates 1 and 2 outside the MCG on Sunday August 4 between 2pm and 4pm. It will be the second broadcast the AFL and JOY 94.9 have joined forces to produce.



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