Aussie LGBTI radio station JOY reaches one million podcast downloads
It’s been a huge week for JOY 94.9, with the station announcing that it has hit the milestone of one million podcast downloads.
Impressively, the mark has come just a few short years after their podcast service was launched; in February 2015.
The latest news comes after Australia’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) media organisation reached record high ratings and its highest ever audience share.
All the station’s podcast content is produced and presented by volunteers, making the rise to over 85,000 podcast downloads a month (from over 40 countries worldwide) all the more exciting.
“I am over the moon with these results,” said JOY CEO Tenille Moisel.
“It shows that we are hitting the mark when it comes to providing content for the LGBTI communities, not just with our local communities but also the wider communities who are seeking relevant content.
“Especially during the recent same-sex marriage postal survey, when our communities really needed support and refuge, JOY was proud to be that refuge through our content and inclusive values.”
JOY’s most downloaded programs were The Informer and Saturday Magazine – both podcasts that have recently turned the spotlight on the drawn-out same sex postal survey process.
“We at The Informer are beyond thrilled to see such a great response to our podcast content,” said executive producer of The Informer Victoria Dean Arcuri.
“Among the many excellent and diverse programs on JOY 94.9, it is great to see such a strong response to news and current affairs from our communities around Australia.
“The beauty of JOY 94.9’s podcast service is that we are able to provide much more diverse content than can fit in our nightly half hour broadcast – from extended interviews to coverage of community forums and exclusive content exploring our communities’ past – for listeners to download and continue to be informed.”
JOY’s full podcast catalogue can be found at their official website.