Saturday, February 27, 2010

Orange Ribbon moves to a new day and time

Regular listeners to Orange Ribbon will be used to tuning in to JOY 94.9FM on Wednesday evenings for the past three and a half years. In December we had a minor time change, having been moved from 7pm to 8pm.

HOWEVER... Orange Ribbon is now to have a brand new day and time. We are being re-scheduled to Saturdays. Which day...?
  • Saturday
  • Samedi
  • Samstag
  • Zaterdag
  • Sabato
  • Sábado
  • 토요일
  • 土曜日
  • 星期六

Beginning Saturday, March 6th, Orange Ribbon will be heard at 2:00pm every Saturday. The last Wednesday evening edition was presented on 24th February, and JOY's new and revised program schedule will take effect from Monday 1st March, which means that Orange Ribbon now has a 10-day break before returning to the airwaves again at our brand new time.

So... beginning from Saturday 6th March, and every Saturday after that, tune in to Orange Ribbon at 2pm every Saturday on JOY 94.9FM. Or if you live outside Melbourne (Australia) then you hear the live webcast concurrently from the JOY website.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Living in an inter-cultural relationship

Over the years Orange Ribbon has spoken to a number of intercultural couples... i.e. gay or lesbian couples where each partner comes from a different country or culture. These are always interesting discussions, and every one has its own uniqueness, quality, and fascinating story.

This week we visit another inter-cultural relationship.
Tim is Australian and a familar voice and a founder of "The Spin" program heard on Tuesday nights on JOY 94.9. His partner, Greg, is Singaporean and has only been here in Melbourne for about five months.

Each has his own unique story, and we get to discuss coming out issues, family, church, meeting parents, and much more.

But we also chat about what it is like to be in an intercultural relationship... language miscommunication, living together, who cooks the meals, and what type of meals... and a number of other relationship issues.

And Tim also tells us about a new JOY program which he will be part of which premieres next Tuesday night on JOY 94.9.

So join Allan on Wednesday 24th February at 8pm for this very interesting discussion on JOY 94.9FM. And if you are not in Melbourne then you can listen in via the internet from the JOY website.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

American Experiences

Hao returns to this week's program to discuss about his experiences with his America trips.  Hao has been to America many times and has made some interesting observation about American life and culture.

So join Allan and Hao at 8:00pm this Wednesday (17th February) for this weeks edition of Orange Ribbon on JOY 94.9FM (Melbourne) or via webcasting on

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

This Week on Orange Ribbon Wednesday 10 February 2010

This weeks on Orange Ribbon our guest is from New Zealand, Conrad grew up in a small town called Taurango with a small population and he describes it as country and coastal. He enjoyed his life in New Zealand but things changed when he went to the USA as an exchange student and he had to go back to New Zealand and settle back there. He will tells us about discovering he was "different" and making the big decision to move to Australia which change his life and eventually met his partner. Conrad has a story with a difference, he is not the only gay in the family. To find out whom the other gay is and hear the whole story, tune into Joy 94.9 and Orange Ribbon on Wednesday night at 8.00pm.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

An old presenter returns

Hao is Vietnamese-Chinese-Australian, and was a presenter on Orange Ribbon from 2003 through until our 12-month "off air" break in mid 2005. Hao made a brief appearance on our 400th anniversary program in December, where he indicated that he might return to the airwaves sometime in the new year.

Well, he's returning, and will be on tonight's program as a guest. And you will hear some more from Hao over the next few weeks. So tune in to Orange Ribbon tonight (3rd February, 2010) to get an update on what Hao has been doing over the past 5 years, why he left Orange Ribbon 5 years ago, and he may also express some personal views on the gay Asian community in Melbourne, and Australia.