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SBS Radio is joining forces with Melbourne LGBTIQ community radio station JOY 94.9 for a Mardi Gras weekend take over, including a live broadcast of the 2015 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade.
JOY 94.9 will take over digital station, SBS Radio 3 from Friday 9.00pm until Sunday 9.00pm, including 4 hours of live parade commentary, from 7pm Saturday March 8.
JOY 94.9, in-conjunction with their community radio broadcast partner 2SER, will bring all of the glitz and glamour of Sydney’s premiere queer parade to Australia and the World via on air, online and social media.
Across the Mardi Gras weekend, JOY 94.9, in-conjunction with their community radio broadcast partner 2SER, will also provide an eclectic mix of music, exclusive interviews plus special features exploring the history and future of this iconic event, multicultural and indigenous communities experiences from a LGBTIQ perspective; plus female focused content on Sunday March 8 to acknowledge International Women’s Day.
JOY 94.9 is broadcast in Melbourne on 94.9fm, online at joy.org.au and via the JOY Radio App.
On TV, SBS ONE is broadcasting the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade on Sunday March 8, 8.30pm hosted by comedian and actress Magda Szubanski, along with comedian Tom Ballard and SBS 2’s The Feed reporter Patrick Abboud.
The TV coverage will be simulcast online at sbs.com.au/mardigras, with coverage including the best of the floats and costumes with commentary, interviews, celebrity guests and features covering issues that affect the LGBTQI community.