In Ya Face

Friday 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Explores gay, lesbian, queer, bisexual, transgender and feminist issues with interviews, music and chat.


James McKenzie and Yvette Kean.


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About In Ya Face

In Ya Face is one of the longest-running queer radio shows in Australia, it has been on-air since 1992.

The program explores LGBTIQA+, feminist, and current sociopolitical issues with interviews, music, and commentary. We speak with people engaged in stimulating and provocative projects in queer, feminist, and activist communities - whether it be political or social activism, advocacy, the arts, personal narratives, or anything else that grabs our attention. 

We give queer and feminist perspectives on local and international current affairs, social issues, and politics with an intersectional approach. We play eclectic tracks and love the quirk factor.


Presented by James McKenzie and produced by Michele Vescio


This show is created and produced on the stolen lands of the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung people of the Kulin Nation. We pay respect to Elders, past, present, and emerging, and acknowledge the continued resilience of First Nation peoples in the face of ongoing colonisation and settlement. We acknowledge sovereignty was never ceded, and a treaty was never signed. 



Friday 15 February 2019 

James speaks with Nicky Neville-Jones, director of The Laramie Project, which explores the brutal death of 21-year-old gay college student named Matthew Shepard, and how his murder became a watershed historical moment in civil rights in America. The Laramie Project is presented by BottledSnail Productions, a not-for-profit production company run by and for legal professionals.

The Laramie Project opens 21 February and runs until 2 March. Tickets via Chapel off Chapel website.

Content/ trigger warning: Please be aware that this interview contains descriptions of homophobia, torture, and death, that may be distressing to some listeners. If this interview raises questions or causes distress to you, contact Lifeline (13 11 14) or Switchboard Victoria (1800 184 527).

James speaks with *anonymous, an artist, vocal human rights advocate, political dissident, and a queer Arab/Muslim woman. They discuss her personal narrative and experiences as a queer woman and her upcoming storytelling performance at Queerstories Melbourne, a monthly LGBTQI+ storytelling night and podcast that gives the LGBTQI+ community a platform to share their stories and histories.

Queerstories Melbourne is happening Wednesday, 21 February, 7.30 - 9.30 pm. Purchase tickets via Moshtix.

*3CR respects anonymous’ right to privacy, protection, and empowerment, by providing a safe platform for which to tell her story on her terms.



If you are interested in speaking with us to promote your work, an event, or to discuss social and political commentaries, contact In Ya Face's producer, Michele Vescio, on

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