Melbourne GLBTI radio station JOY 94.9FM has been nominated for two Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) awards, the Voxies.

Among the 2010 finalists is weekly current affairs program Freshly Doug, hosted by Doug Pollard, nominated in the Excellence in Spoken Word, News and Current Affairs Programming category.

The second nod went to the Victoria Police GLLO Show, nominated for Best New Program or Content Initiative.
The Voxies are an annual awards event established to recognise excellence in community broadcasting across Australia.

Winners will be announced on October 23 during the CBAA conference in Hobart.

JOY has won a number of CBAA awards in the past. In 2008 the station won the Excellence in Spoken Word, News and Current Affairs Programming award for a one-off series produced by Tim Newton.

In the same year, the station also won the Best Initiative to Build Station Capacity and was awarded for excellence in sports programming with the The Sports Lounge produced by Tanya Jones.

JOY has picked up a number of awards over the years, including for its program Allegro Non Troppo presented by the late Addam Stobbs.

In related news, JOY is hosting a fundraiser bingo and trivia afternoon at the Terminus Hotel in Abbotsford on Sunday, October 17 from 3–7pm. A team of on-air presenters will host the event with special guest Dolly Diamond.

Cost is $10 per head and all proceeds will go to the station. To book, call JOY on 1300 569 949.

info: Visit www.joy.org.au

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