Melbourne GLBTI radio station JOY94.9 has appointed an interim general manager.

A former ministerial head of staff, Tass Mousaferiadis (pictured) has been appointed to the four-month position by a selection committee appointed by the JOY board.

JOY president David McCarthy informed JOY members of the appointment via email last night, saying Mousaferiadis had a strong policy and management background in the public sector with an emphasis on health and a strong commitment to gay and lesbian rights.

Mousaferiadis – who will commence the role on July 1 – will replace outgoing GM Danae Gibson who will take up a similar post at Melbourne Queer Film Festival.

McCarthy said the station will advertise the position and appoint a permanent general manager to start before the end of October.

A part-time volunteer manager will also be appointed in the coming weeks.

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