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3AW joins forces with JOY

Posted by: 3AW Mornings | 2 May, 2012 - 7:14 AM
Macca and Mitchell

 3AW and Australia’s only gay and lesbian radio station JOY 94.9 joined forces for the first time to raise awareness of the serious issues affecting today’s youth.

LISTEN BELOW: Listen to the historic broadcast as Neil Mitchell and JOY FM's David McCarthy simulcast from the City Square.

LISTEN: Neil Mitchell and David McCarthy introduce the broadcast and play a message from Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

LISTEN: Chairman of Beyond Blue Jeff Kennett joins Neil and Macca at the City Square for a lengthy discussion on Gay and Lesbian issues.

LISTEN: Former Health Minister Bronwyn Pike and her son Paul Coats speak about Paul's coming out and the pressure that surrounds young gay people.

LISTEN: General Manager of Minus 18 Micah Scott and Head of  Headspace Toni Van Hammond join the boys at the broadcast.

LISTEN: Neil and Macca chat with some of the people who braved to cold to be a part of the historic broadcast.

LISTEN: The Minister for Mental Health Mark Butler calls in to have his say.

LISTEN: Adele calls in and details the experience her son had in preventing a suicide.

LISTEN: Caller Andrea speaks about her 13-year-old daughter who committed suicide 2-years ago.

LISTEN: Karen called in to speak about her gay son and the homophobia he has experienced from the wider community.  

LISTEN: Caller Melissa speaks about the struggle her 12-year-old son has had with depression and suicidal thoughts.

LISTEN: Rod calls in to speak about his friend coming out when they were teenagers.

LISTEN: Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle joins "Macca and Mitchell" as they wrap up the broadcast.

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IMAGE: Neil Mitchell with his Joy FM t-shirt

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LISTEN: The ad-free 3AW/JOY simulcast (75mins)

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Blog comments Your Say

  • What a shame, Neil, that it's taken you almost a quarter of a century of air-time to finally come to your senses about homosexuality! If only you'd been just as compassionate back when you started, you might have helped to make my life, as a gay young man, less traumatic. Is it was, you indirectly made it more stressful because of your often negative comments about homosexuals. Still, better late than never. Thank you for this sadly belated simulcast.

    Peter Saturday 5 May, 2012 - 6:36 AM
  • Stay in the closet>!!

    Steve Friday 4 May, 2012 - 12:25 PM
  • This means all the libs in the closet can finally come out.

    IAN BARKER Friday 4 May, 2012 - 10:55 AM
  • JOY94.9 and 3AW broadcast was uniquely special and touching. Proud to be a joy94.9 member/volunteer. Well done David McCarthy, Neil Mitchell and all who where involved in contributed. Thank you

    betty sujecki Friday 4 May, 2012 - 9:25 AM
  • My daughters and I were given lovely service by a gay gentleman at Myer a couple of years ago when purchasing a wallet.
    A couple of weeks ago, we had morning tea in a cafe and were served by another gay chap who made us feel welcome, not so the female worker who did not like us moving seats to accommodate our pram.
    We felt comfortable with the gentlemen mentioned - never are they rude or impatient, as we find with females.

    Pru Friday 4 May, 2012 - 7:06 AM
  • Guys, what you did today takes courage. You challenged the orthodoxy, you spoke out, you informed us with reasoned argument and you highlighted the tragedy of youth suicide for straight and gay kids. I am with you all the way. Thanks to 3aw and joy and neil and macca..i couldnt stop listening and i was late for work!

    talkscheap Thursday 3 May, 2012 - 10:48 PM

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