Melbourne GLBTI radio station is holding a special fundraiser this month as the broadcaster searches for a new broadcast manager.

JOY has two football jumpers to auction, signed by players from the Western Bulldogs and premiership hopefuls Collingwood.

Collingwood FC president Eddie McGuire donated his club’s memorabilia following an interview with JOY program Allegro Non Troppo in May with the late Addam Stobbs.

The Western Bulldogs donated their jumper after Bulldogs CEO Campbell Rose spoke to current affairs program Saturday Magazine at the height of the controversy over former Bulldog Jason Akermanis’ comments that AFL players should stay in the closet.

Both interviews were conducted during the week of the International Day against Homophobia.

Money raised from the auction will fund scholarship places for JOY’s training course known as the Taste of Radio in honour of Stobbs.

To bid for the items, visit www.joy.org.au and choose Collingwood or the Western Bulldogs.

Bids will close on Saturday, September 25.

In other news, the station is seeking applications for a new broadcast manager. Current manager Nigel Slater last week resigned after nine months in the job.

Slater will move to a position with Radio for the Print Handicapped.

To apply for the position, send a covering letter and resume to JOY general manager Danae Gibson by 5pm Monday, September 27. Email gm@joy.org.au

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