RADIO luminary Amy Moon has been appointed the new general manager of JOY 94.9, Australia’s only LGBTI FM radio station.

The Melbourne-based station made the announcement in a statement yesterday, in which they said Moon is well-placed to lead JOY into the future.

Regarded highly in the community radio sector, Moon has formerly worked at the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia and the Community Broadcasting Foundation.

She is also credited as responsible for having ignited revenue growth across several community organisations including 3MBS, Orchestra Victoria and Victoria Opera.

“I really value the way JOY embraces and fosters inclusion, especially for those who are looking to belong and don’t feel like they are adequately represented elsewhere in the media,” Moon said.

Moon will replace Conrad Browne, who announced he was stepping down in May after spending 10 years with the station – with the last three spent as general manager.

“I’ve been really keen to stress that it’s not about burnout, there’s no issues here or anything – I love the station so much. It’s been such a special thing for me to be a part of,” Browne told the Star Observer in May.

JOY president Jed Gilbert noted that Browne was leaving the station in a “very strong position strategically, culturally, and financially”.

Moon will commence in the role on August 3.

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