Each year on the 1st of May we mark Radio Remembrance Day for Australian Radio Broadcasters. It is our way to remember and honour great radio people, some we knew and worked with, some we read about and for some we were only listeners but they left us with lasting memories. They made an impact.
Over the last few years the radio industry has lost some great people who many of us have worked with, listened to and learnt a lot from. People like Bruce Rogerson, Jeff Sunderland, David Collins, Graham Greenwood, Billy J Smith, Neville Pellitt, Paul Ricketts, Ron Casey, Maurie Service, John Burnley, Bert Robertson, Les Rose, Ray Bean, Bruce Mansfield, Sundo (Jeff Sunderland), Mark Colvin, Darrell Eastlake, Jimmy Hannan and many others.
The list of those who contributed much of their lives to radio contains many icons, some of whom were honoured and awarded many times, others who were an integral part of the success of their stations but received little recognition except among those who knew them.
Thank you also to John Vertigan, Wayne Mac, Ian Wright, Steve Wakely, Chris Ilsley, Ken Guy, Trevor Himstedt, John Knox, Brendan Atchison and many others who have helped with information, photos and other details and also all of the members who have sent in additions, corrections and amendments which have all been updated for this year.
There is an updated photo album on the following page:
The 1st of May is a day to remember, reflect and think about those who may have helped us along the way.
“Those we laughed with, learned from, leaned on and loved most, leave us the best memories”.
REVISED AND UPDATED MAY 2019
|A.H. Buzacott||(Tech 4BK-AK, 4GR, GM 4ZR, GM 4GY)
A.H. Buzacott started as a technician at 4BK in 1935. In 1951 he was appointed General Manager of 4GY
|Adam Barnes||(Plenty Valley FM, Triple M/Fox FM, B105, DMG Townsville, SA-FM, Gold FM/Mix101.1, SCA Albury)||2007|
|Adam Vaughan (Vorherr)||(City FM, Southern FM, HO-FM, Gold 104, Mixx FM, 3TR, 3CS, 3HA)||2006|
|Alan “Fluff” Freeman MBE||(7LA, 3KZ, BBC, Capital Radio UK)||Nov 2006|
|Alan “Kanga” Ireson||(ABC Radio Melbourne)
Alan Ireson worked with the ABC from 1948 until his retirement in 1995.
|Alan Baker||(2VM, 2DU, 2NM, 4AY, 4LM, 3KZ)||Date Unknown||Thank you to Ian Keenan|
|Alan Camm||(4BK, 4IP Radio 10 Brisbane, 3GL)
Alan Camm passed away after a collision between his racing bike and a drunk driver on the Bellarine Highway near Geelong in October 1988
|Oct 1988||Thank you to Gary Newton, Ian Nicholls, Ewan Dixon|
|Alan Clement||(3TR, 2TM, 4GY, 6NW, 5CS, 5CC, 3UL, 3MFM, 3REG FM Gippsland)
Alan Clement was the first voice on air at 6NW (Spirit Port Hedland).
|Alan Gibbs||(Seven, Radio Lecturer TAFE WA)||May 2017|
|Alan Knight||(AAP, ABC Radio, 2JJJ, 4ZZZ, Macquarie News, ABC RN, RTHK)
Alan Knight was a founding member of Brisbane community station 4ZZZ. A Walkley Award for Industrial Affairs reporting has been jointly named after him and journalist Helen O’Flynn. He was also Head of the Graduate School of Journalism, University of Technology Sydney
|Feb 2017||Thank you to Cathy Jenkins|
|Alan McGilvray AM, MBE||(ABC Radio)
Alan McGilvray was widely recognised as the first voice of Australian Cricket in a broadcasting career that spanned more than fifty years, starting in the 1930s. He also captained NSW after making his debut against Victoria at the MCG in December 1933.
In 1974 he was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) and in 1980 he became a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his service to cricket.
|Alan Mead||(Chief Engineer Radiowest)||Feb 2017|
|Alan Rawson||(2ST, 2KA, 2UE, 2GB, 4BH, ABC Radio Illawarra, ABC North Coast, Seven News)||June 2004|
|Alan Robertson||(6PM, 6PR, 6KY-NA, 6IX)||Jul 1982||Thank you to Chris Ilsley|
|Alan Seymour||(6PM, 2UE, 2UW, ABC)
Writer of “The One Day Of The Year”
|Alec Macaskill||(5AD, ADS 7)||2007|
|Alex Hilling||(4CA, 4AM, 4CC, Star FM Coffs Harbour)
Rev Alex Kenworthy was a Baptist Minister. He took over from Don Taylor on 3AW’s Nightline from 1971 to 1991
|Allan Lappan||(2KO, 2HD, 2SM, 4BK, 3XY, 3UZ)||April 2000||Thank you to John Vertigan|
|Amanda Cavill||(SBS Radio)
Amanda Cavill was SBS Radio’s Canberra Bureau Chief for close to twenty years covering seven federal elections and six Prime Ministers.
|Andrea (Dorothy Jenner) OBE||(2UE, 2GB, ABC, 2CH)||March 1985|
|Andrea Humberstone||(6KY, 96FM, Mix 94.5 Perth)||March 2015||Thank you to Bob Stuart and Allira Humberstone|
|Andrew Crothers||(101FM Rockingham, Mix 94.5 Perth, Radioactive Singapore)||Feb 2014|
|Andrew Harwood||(4WK, 2KY, 2UE, 2GB)||Feb 2008|
|Andrew Olle||(ABC Townville, 4QR, ABC 702 Sydney, This Day Tonight, 7:30 Report, Nationwide, Four Corners)
Andrew Olle was born in 1947 and joined the ABC in Brisbane in November 1967 as a news cadet. He spent the next 28 years developing his skills as a journalist by working in a wide variety of programs – from radio news reporting in Townsville, to This Day Tonight, Nationwide, A Big Country, Four Corners, The 7.30 Report and as the morning show presenter on ABC Radio 2BL in Sydney. He died suddenly of an inoperable brain tumour on 12 December 1995 aged 47.
|Andrew Reimer||(7TTT, Sea FM, Magic 107)||June 2015|
|Andrew Rutherford||(5KA, 3MP, 3SR)
Andrew Rutherford was also the author of “3MP Presents The Victoria Story” a collection of short stories and anecdotes on Victorian history in 1979.
|Jun 2012||Thank you to Peter Cashman, Peter Van Hauen|
|Anne Deveson AO||(AFTRS, 2GB, ABC, SBS)
Anne Deveson was Australia’s first female talkback radio personality on 2GB. She trained as a journalist in the UK before immigrating to Australia in 1960. She received the Order Of Australia in 1983.
|Anthony Badgery-Parker||(ABC Radio Perth 720 6WF, ABC Rural)
Tony Badgery-Parker joined the ABC in Perth in the early 60s. He worked as a weather presenter on ABC TV and would later become supervisor of ABC Rural in WA and eventually manager of Perth’s 6WF.
In the 1980s Tony was part of a major ABC expansion program which saw the establishment of nineteen new regional studios as well as approximately 300 additional transmitters and translators to broadcast ABC RN, ABC Classic FM, ABC Regional and Triple J around Australia.
|Anthony Mazzone||(2CA, Triple M Adelaide, KO-FM/NX-FM, Austereo)||May 2017|
|Antony Van Der Meer||(Fresh 92.7 Adelaide)
Antony Van Der Meer died after being struck by lightning in Kings Canyon in the Northern Territory
|Arch McKirdy||(3TR, 3SH, 2UW, 2SM, 2GB, ABC Radio, AFTRS)
Arch McKirdy started as a cadet announcer with 3TR in 1941. His grandson Lewis McKirdy was a presenter on Triple J for six years from 2010.
|Arch Tambakis||(5AA, 8HA, 2UE, 2KY, 3AK)||Sept 1997||Thank you to Ian Wright|
|Arthur Burrage||(ABC Radio, Radio Australia, SBS Radio Training)
After working with ABC Radio and training presenters on SBS Radio, Arthur Burrage retired to Tasmania where he passed away in 2008.
|Arthur Lyster||(3AW)||Apr 1988|
|Ashley Mead||(6PM, 7BU)||Jan 1975||Thank you to Graham French and Leigh Kenworthy|
|Barbara Horn||(3LO)||Jan 2010|
|Barry Augustus||(2CH, 2UE, 2GB, 4BH)||Aug 2008|
|Barry Everingham||(Radio Journalist 3AW, 3UZ, 2SM, ABC, Associated Press, News Ltd, MSNBC, Canberra Bureau Chief – The Australian)
A tribute to Barry Everingham from journalist Tess lawrence appears here:
|Barry Goodear||(3UZ, 3NE)||June 2004|
|Barry Owen||(7HO, 3AK, 3KZ, 3MP)||Nov 2000||Thank you to Jill Pagnoccolo and Peter Cashman|
|Barry Rocard||(2GB, 2UE, BBC)||Sept 2015|
|Barry Scanlon||(3AW)||April 2015|
|Barry Spicer||(2RE, 2GB, 2CH, 2NSB, TEN Sydney)
Barry Spicer was the first newsreader for Channel Ten in Sydney in the mid 60s. Barry had a love of vintage cars and owned an Austin Princess which was once the official vehicle of the Governor Of Tasmania.
He also owned a property at West Pennant Hills which had been the former home of the infamous Captain De Groot (who prematurely cut the opening ribbon on the Sydney Harbour Bridge). “Dunrath” was also the home of iconic Australian artist William Dobell
|Barry Washington||(BCV-8 WIN TV, 3BO, 5AU, 3HA, KL-FM)||Dec 2015|
|Belinda Emmett||(Coast Rock FM)
Belinda Emmett was married to comedian and media personality Rove McManus. She was also an accomplished actress with roles in the TV series Home & Away, All Saints and the film The Nugget
|Bernard Carr||(7HO)||Date Unknown|
|Bernard Judd OAM MBE||(2CH)
Rev Bernard Judd OAM, MBE (1918–1999) was an Anglican cleric from Sydney. He studied at Moore Theological College and was ordained in 1943. He was also the minister at St Peter’s East Sydney from 1947 to 1986. He was a man of strong belief and was noted for his opposition to alcohol, drugs, gambling, organised crime and (in earlier years) the Roman Catholic Church.
He broadcast on 2CH and was a prolific letter writer to the Sydney Morning Herald. Bernard Judd was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1973 and Order of Australia (OAM) in 1993.
|Jan 1999||Album Photo: Thank you to Ramon Williams|
|Bernard Lynch||(2QN, 3SR, ABC 3WV/WL Horsham, 3LO, ABC Regional Radio NSW, Victoria and South Australia, ABC Christmas Island, Radio Australia, GMV 6)||1995||Thank you to Rod McNeil, Neville Pellitt, Penny Johnston, Derek Guille, Maureen O’Keeffe, Mark Skurnik|
|Bernie (Bernard) Harte||(2KM, 2KA)
Bernie Harte was also author of “When Radio Was The Cat’s Whiskers”
|Jul 2015||Thank you to Ian Wright|
|Bernie Walsh||(3TR, 3SH)||Jul 2011||Thank you to Ken Guy|
|Bert Bryant||(3UZ, GTV 9, ATV 0)||1991|
|Bert Button OAM||(AWA Network, 2CH, GM 2GB, GM 2UW, 2ST)
Bert button was born in London in 1907 and migrated to Sydney in 1928
He managed 2GB Sydney from 1945 to 1961, was a Director of 5DN Adelaide, 2LF, 2LT and 2CA and founder of B&T, the Broadcasting & Television industry magazine. He was also a past president of the Australian Federation of Commercial Broadcasting Stations (now CRA) and the advertising “Time Club”.
In 1956 Bert carried the Olympic Torch through the city of Sydney and in 1961 was appointed General Manager of 2UW. He was also an Alderman for Kiama Council on the NSW South Coast and a Founding Director of 2ST Nowra.
Bert Button served with the RAAF during the Second World War and was awarded the Order Of Australia in 2005.
|Apr 2006||Thank you to Howard Bowles|
|Bert Day||(2QN, 3DB, 5AD, HSV-7)
Bert Day was one of the best known race callers and sports broadcasters in South Australia but had also covered the Queen’s visit to the MCG for the 1956 Melbourne Olympics and hosted the Adelaide version of Seven’s World Of Sport
|Bert Oliver OAM||(6WF ABC Perth, ABC Hobart, ABC Sydney)
Bert Oliver was born in Sydney and started his career with the ABC in Perth. He eventually became the Federal Sporting Co-Ordinator for the then Australian Broadcasting Commission until his retirement in 1985.
Bert, who grew up sailing 16 footers in Perth was a veteran of fifteen Sydney to Hobart yacht races and also ABC Radio’s Producer – Coordinator for the Montreal Olympics in 1976. He led a team of eight commentators including Gordon Bray. It was his fourth games having previously been a member of the ABC teams at Melbourne, Mexico and Munich. His final Olympics was Moscow in 1980.
During his 45 year career at the ABC he commentated or reported on various sports at the Olympics as well as local yachting, cycling and motor sports including the Tasman Cup for touring cars.
Bert Oliver also served in the RAN during World War II and received the Order Of Australia in 1984.
|Jan 1986||Thank you to Trevor Himstedt|
|Bert Robertson||(3KZ, 2UW, 2MW, 4BC, 4GG, 4CRB)
In later years Bert Robertson was the well known voice of the Super Amart, Sportsman’s Paradise and Errol Stewarts Warehouse ads. “Bird Brain” was also the creator of Selwyn Seagull – the 4GG mascot.
A Tribute to Bert Robertson appears on the following page:
|March 2018||Thank you to Gary Boughen.|
|Bert Scetrine BEM||(GM 7SD)
Bert Scetrine was awarded the British Empire Medal in the 1977 New Year Honours
|Bill Acfield||(3GL, 3UZ, 3XY, 3DB, 3LO ABC Melbourne)||Nov 1977|
|Bill Ali||(4BC, 3XY, 96FM)||Aug 2015|
|Bill Collins||(3DB, 3UZ, Seven)||1997|
|Bill Harper||(Chief Engineer 3CV)||Jul 2016||Thanks to Peter Caligari and Ken Guy|
|Bill Kinsella||(Engineer 3LK / 3WM)
Bill Kinsella was chief engineer of 3LK (which became 3WM) from 1944 to 1970. He also owned The Lubeck general store
|Bill Marsden||(2LF, RVN/AMV TV)||June 2015|
|Bill Meads||(ABC Radio 3LO)||Feb 2008|
|Bill Peach||(ABC Radio, BBC, TEN)||Aug 2013|
|Bill Rule||(6PR, 3KZ, 3AK, 3GL, 3LO)||May 2010|
|Bill Ryan||(Chief Engineer 4SB, 4NA/4SS)||June 1999|
|Bill Tuckey||(3AW, 3DB)||May 2016|
|Billie Karen (Joan Scott Karen)||(3AW)
Billie Karen (Joan Scott Karen) was married to legendary presenter Ormsby Wilkins who was at 2GB, 2UE and 3AW
|Billy J Smith||(4LG, 4LM, 4IP/Stereo 10, 4BK, 4BC, BTQ 7, TV-0/10, QTQ 9)||Feb 2019||Thank you to Graham Roberts, John Knox|
|Binny (Bernice) Lum||(3XY, 3KZ, 3DB)||Nov 2012|
|Blair Edmonds||(4QR, ABC TV)||Date Unknown|
|Blair Schwartz||(5AD, ADS-7, NWS-9)||May 2004|
|Blind Melon (John Williams)||(4BU/HITZ FM, NEW FM/2HD)||Feb 2011|
|Bob “Rocket” Moore||(ABC Radio, 2CH, 2GB, Seven)||Oct 2013|
|Bob Ackery||(2VM, 4AY, 2CA, Macsat, 4BH)||Aug 2016|
|Bob Bell||(Nine, 2UW, 2GB, 2CH)||June 2016|
|Bob Cornish||(3SR, 3UL, 3UZ, AGB McNair/AC Nielsen)||March 2010|
|Bob Cure||(ABC 7ZR Hobart)||Oct 2014|
|Bob Francis||(5DN, 5AD, 5AA)||Nov 2016|
|Bob Fricker||(5DN, 5AD)
Bob Fricker created the comic character “Charlie Cheesecake”, a boy who was always getting into trouble, for his 5AD breakfast show. He wrote and illustrated two books of “cautionary tale” poems, in collaboration with advertising executive Lloyd Wilson “The Adventures of Charlie Cheesecake” was published in the early 1950s.
He was inducted into the Australian Country Music Hall Of Fame in 2002
|Bob Horsfall||(3AW, 3KZ, 3UZ, GTV 9, HSV 7)||Dec 2016|
|Bob Hume (Bob Hope-Hume)||(ABC 6NR, 6UVS/RTR FM Perth)
Bob Hume was a technician, producer, trainer and mentor and taught many students the ins and outs of radio both technically at 6UVS-FM / RTR-FM and on an academic level as a lecturer in media and cultural studies (including radio technique, history and culture) at Murdoch University.
Bob was an advisor (& worked with) government and other radio and newspaper services in Kiribati (now Millennium Island) and the Solomon Islands to aid their development.
Bob Hume also produced and presented programs for other West Australian community radio stations and for international stations including Ladbrokes and Sun-FM in the UK. His work included a wide variety of spoken word (e.g. book review & current affairs) and music programmes (e.g. blues, 60s, alternative, drivetime & 50s).
|Jan 2014||Thank you to Lois Savage|
|Bob Kosch||(3LK)||Oct 2006|
Bob Mahoney took over from legendary Toowoomba racecaller Vince Curry who moved to Brisbane in 1960. He’d previously called local football and cycling as well as country races in Western Queensland. On his retirement in 1986 he was replaced by Pat O’Shea.
|2006||Thank you to Don Duffus|
|Bob McGready||(2GZ, CBN 8 Orange, Bay FM Byron Bay)||Nov 2008|
|Bob Moore||(2DU)||Aug 2003||Thank you to Ian Keenan|
|Bob Smith||(2KY, 4ZR, 4LM, 4GC)||Date Unknown|
|Bob Stevenson||(4GR, 4BC, Director of Maranoa Broadcasters – 4ZR)||Date Unknown|
|Bob Stevenson (Country Bob)||(4SB, Crow FM)||Oct 2015||Thank you to Graham Miles|
|Bob Taylor||(2SER, 2VM)
Bob Taylor had a successful music career on the music circuit mainly in NSW. His band performed at Hornsby RSL and other Sydney venues for close to three decades. They also toured Asia and won five MO awards. Bob would later join the MO awards committee whilst also playing in backing bands for other well known performers including Johnny Devlin.
Bob Taylor joined 2VM in Moree in 1994, he was originally from Wellington New Zealand.
|Bob Upfold||(Chief Engineer 2BS)||June 2010|
|Bob Walker||(3KZ, 3AW, ATV 0, The Age)
Bob Walker (under the name R.R Walker) was the author of radio industry books including The Magic Spark – 50 Years of Radio and Dial 1197 – The 3KZ Story
|Brad Carr||(2HD, 4SB, 2KO)||Oct 2006|
|Brad Worth||(2BE, 2ST, 3TR, 2CS, FOX FM)
Brad Worth was killed in a road accident
|Brendan “Mook” Hanley||(Bay FM Byron Bay, NIM FM Nimbin)||Jan 2018|
|Brenton Thompson||(2LF, 2WG)||Aug 2013|
|Brian Bennett||(7AD, 3CV, 5DN, 5KA, 5AA)||Jan 2008|
|Brian Cahill||(4BC, Seven Brisbane)||March 2015|
|Brian Carter||(3CV, 3BA, 2SM)||Date Unknown|
|Brian Heathcote||(4MB, 4BU/Hitz FM)
Brian Heathcote was murdered in Nundah, a suburb of Brisbane
|Brian Kelly||(2BS, 2MG, 2TM, 4GG, 4CRB, NEN9)||2012|
|Brian Minards||(2XL, 2CA, ABC Canberra)||Sept 2016|
|Brian Naylor||(3AK, 3DB, HSV 7, GTV 9)||Feb 2009|
|Brian Stoneman||(2RG, 3CS, 2CC)||Sept 1992||Thank you to John Knox|
|Brian Taylor||(3UZ & GTV)||Apr 2014|
|Brian Whetstone (Jon Sydney)||(3SH, 3BO, Radio Caroline UK, 3AW)||Jan 1998|
|Brian White||(2GB, 2SM, 3AW, 2UE)||May 1990|
|Brian Wright||(5DR Darwin, 2GB, ATN 7, ATV 0, Crawford Productions)
During World War Two, Brian Wright founded the Army radio station 5DR in Darwin which later became 8DR. After the war he joined 2GB and in 1956 moved to ATN 7 as chief newsreader. He later moved into the Programme and Production Manager, Public Relations and Special Events director roles. He also created the first three Telethons on Australian Television.
In 1964 Brian became a founding executive of ATV O Melbourne (now ATV 10) as their first Director of News and Current Affairs. Brian also wrote for Bellbird, Skippy, Spyforce, Class of 74, The Sullivans, Carson’s Law and many other iconic shows. He was also a founding member and later president of the Australian Writers’ Guild.
|Bruce Anning||(ABC Radio Queensland)||1983|
|Bruce Barry||(4GY, 2MW, 4BH, ABC TV)||Apr 2017|
|Bruce Leonard||(2GB, 3AW)
Bruce Leonard’s radio work included hosting the live-to-air Theatre of the Mind on 2GB with Brian Wilshire and Sunday nights on 3AW with Bruce Mansfield and Phillip Brady. In 1996 he began work for the National Film and Sound Archive producing 6 double CD’s ‘Australia’s Radio Favourites’. In 1999 he produced and hosted a weekly hour-long radio show for the NFSA ‘Theatre of the Mind’ featuring the Golden Age of Radio from the 30’s 40’s and 50’s.
|Bruce Mansfield||(3AW, 3UZ, 3KZ, 3XY, TEN)||Apr 2016|
|Bruce Rogerson||(2PK, 2GN, 2BS, 2NZ, 2UE, 2CH, AWA NETWORK)
Bruce Rogerson brought the Good Music format to Australia in 1974 and within 5 years 2CH had made it to Number 1 in Sydney up against the might of 2SM.
During his time with AWA Bruce oversaw the group which comprised of 4CA Cairns, 4TO Townsville, 2GN Goulburn, 2CH Sydney, 3BO Bendigo, 3MP Melbourne and 6KY Perth.
Bruce’s radio career began at 2PK Parkes in 1949. He also worked at 2GN, 2BS then 2NZ, daily on the breakfast, lunch, and early evening children’s program and Sunday morning.
After studying overseas Bruce returned to Australia in 1955 to Radio 2UE where he spent 17 years in various roles from Sales Manager to Promotions and Marketing manager covering the 1950’s and 1960’s, winning several awards.
He was also responsible for the establishment of the Radio Marketing Bureau in 1978 and was inducted into the Commercial Radio Hall of Fame in 2002.
|Bruce Short||(4GR, 4BU, 4BC, ABC Queensland)||Apr 2011|
|Bruce Skeggs OAM||(Inner FM and Victorian Trotting)||March 2013|
|Bryan Eyre||(Technician 7AD, 7SD)||Aug 2016|
|Buddy Clark||(6IX, STW 9 Perth)
Buddy Clark was the first presenter on Perth’s very first 24 hour broadcaster 6KY from the dawn of the 60’s, and later as one half of 6KY’s top rating Morning show “The Buddy & Norm (Manners) Show”.
|Jan 2019||Thank you to Ken McKay|
|Cal Lowney||(2AD, 4GR, 4LG, 2QN, 4WK)
Cal’s son Clint Lowney was also in radio.
|Cameron Bond||(4GR, 2CA, 2SM, 2WS)||1990s|
|Carl Bleazby||(3XY, Radio Jerusalem)||Dec 2011|
|Carl Graham||(6TZ, 6KY, 6NA)||1991||Thank you to Chris Ilsley|
|Carl Magrin||(3KZ, 3TT)||1992|
|Carl Olsen||(Radio Hauraki, 6KY, 6PR, 6IX, 2CH, 4GG)
Carl also worked on air as Terry Olsen at 6KY
|Cathy Godbold||(FOX FM, TT-FM Melbourne)
Cathy Godbold was the daughter of broadcaster and entertainer Rosemary Margan.
|Charles (Chuck) Norton||(5AD)||Date Unknown|
|Charles Weymouth||(2CH, 3AK, 3BO, 3XY, 3CS, 3SH, 3MA)||Date Unknown||Charles Weymouth passed away in Swan Hill Victoria.
Thank you to Ken Guy
|Chas (Charles) Lumsden||(3TR, 3BO, 3UZ, 7HO, 7HT, 7BU, 7EX, 5KA, 5AD, 4AY, TNQ 7)
Chas Lumsden, using the name Sam Lowe, was also on Noosa Community Radio in late 1990s
|Apr 2017||Chas passed away on the Sunshine Coast aged 77.
Thank you to Ralphe Rickman.
|Chris Bearde||(2UE, 2UW, Seven, Nine, TEN)||Apr 2017|
|Chris Bradley||(Bay FM Byron Bay)
Chris Bradley, 28, was originally from Cronulla. He was well known in the Byron Bay music scene, going by the moniker of ‘DJ Dad Bod’.
|Chris Brammall||(2GN, 2AY, 2GB, 2CH, Wesgo)||Nov 2003|
|Chris Burnat||(Engineer CBAA, ABC, SBS, 2NUR, 2WEB, 2SER)||June 2014|
|Chris Chamberlin||(B105, ABC TV)||June 2017|
|Chris Costello||(4ZR, 4HI, 4CC, 4BC, 2WS)||June 2013|
|Chris Jensen||(ABC QLD, 4BC)||May 2013|
|Chris O’Sullivan ‘Chrisso’||(3WM/3LK, 3CV, 7HO)||Dec 1982|
|Chuck Hobler||(2KO, 4BK, TVQ O, BTQ 7)||Feb 1992||Thank you to Allan Bone and Jill Powell|
|Clarke Sinclair||(3SA, 3AK, 3XY, 3AW, Magic 693, 2GB)||July 2010|
|Claudia Wright||(3AW, 3AK)||2005|
|Clem Allan||(3DB, 3AK, 3GL)||July 2017|
|Clem Dimsey||(3DB, Channel 0/10)||Sep 2015|
|Cliff Nicholls Whitta “Nicky”||(ABC 3LO, 3AW, 3UZ, 2CH, 3KZ, 3UZ)||Sept 1956|
|Clinton Grybas||(Eastern FM, 3AW, ABC Radio, Fox Sports)
2007 ACRA winner for Best Sports Presenter
|Clive Burnell||(4ZR, 4LM, 2NZ)||1992||Thank you to Darren Roberts, Anthony Maroon|
|Clive Dorrington (“Dozey”)||(2MG, 2UW, AIR-FM Sydney)
Clive lived for a time in the UK where he was involved with community and regional radio. He passed away in Shepparton Victoria aged 64
|Clive Stark||(3LO ABC 774 Melbourne, 3AR, 3MBS)||July 2017|
|Clive Waters||(3UZ)||Date Unknown|
|Clyde Simpson||(3XY, EON-FM, 3MP, 3UZ, Magic1278, 3AW, Inner FM )||Aug 2012|
|Col ‘Grandpa’ Carter||(Radio Engineer 2KM)||Date Unknown|
|Col Gross||(3TR)||Apr 2006||Thank you to Ken Guy|
|Col Thompson “The Coach”||(4IP, 4BK, 4BH, Q-FM, Nine, co-founder of the Brisbane RATS club)||March 2015|
|Colin Fulton||(ABC, Nine, ATV 0/10)||Jan 2017|
|Colin McEwan||(3AK, 3XY, 6PR)
Colin McEwan was a newsreader with ATV 0 Melbourne and a versatile actor, appearing in many TV productions including Cop Shop, Homicide, Kingswood Country, The Naked Vicar and films/miniseries including Day Of The Roses about the Granville Train Disaster
|Colin Munro AO||(ABC Country Hour, Australia All Over, Head of ABC Rural)
Colin Munro’s Obituary from The Sydney Morning Herald is here:
AUDIO LINK: Virginia Love’s tribute to Col Munro is here:
|Corbett Shaw||(3AW, 2GB, Macquarie Newswire, First News Director SBS, Sydney Morning Herald)
A tribute to Corbett Shaw is on this page: https://ausradiohistory.wordpress.com/2017/06/03/corbett-shaw-1927-2016/
|Craig Allen||(AIR FM, WOW FM Sydney)
Craig Allen started and operated a number of narrowcast radio licences on FM and shortwave mainly in NSW and was also involved as a presenter and technician for several community stations.
|Craig Blair||(7BU, 7AD, 7LA, 4TO, 4RO, 2MC)
In the 1980s Craig Blair also researched and compiled the charts for the Kent Music Report.
|Craig Huth||(MAX FM/2RE, 4BU, Now FM, Hot 100)||June 2014|
|Dal Myles||(4BH, 2SM, TEN)||2007|
|Dan Webb||(Seven, 3DB)||March 2017|
|Danny Moore||(4DDB Toowoomba)||June 2017|
|Darrell Eastlake||(2UW, 4GG, 2GO, Star 104.5, NBN 3, Nine Network)
More on Darrell Eastlake’s career here:
|Darren Madigan||(Sports Presenter, 101 FM Brisbane, 2NZ, Gold 92.5, ABC Coast 91.7, Rebel FM)||June 2018|
|Dave Dangerfield||(4HI, 4VL, 4TO, PM-FM Perth, Triple M Perth, Triple M Brisbane)||Dec 1998||Thank you to Paul Campion, Bryan Amos, Ewan Dixon|
|Dave Frazer||(6AM Northam, 6MD, 7AD, Radio Yesteryear, Gosford, Coast FM Gosford)
Dave Frazer started his career at 6AM in Northam WA in 1980. From 2006 to 2018 he was a popular presenter of 96.3 Coast FM Gosford.
|Dave Gosper||(5RM, 4RO, 2CA, 2CC, KIX106, Mix 106.3 )||Dec 2013|
|Dave Pincombe||(3TR, 3UZ/Sport 927, 3XY, 3DB, 4GG, 5KA)||Oct 2001|
|David Coburn||(3BO, 3DB, 3GL)
David Coburn was the presenter of the popular Sweethearts of Yesterday on 3GL and in his latter years provided the voice over for many commercials and organisations including Myer, Deakin University, Telecom and others
|Nov 1992||Thank you to Jenny Coburn|
|David Collins||(4BK, 2GB, 2UW, 2WS, 2HD, 2KO/KO-FM)
David Collins first job was as an office boy at Radio Luxembourg’s Mayfair office in London. He joined the new western Sydney station 2WS three months after the station’s launch in 1978. He was there for twelve years before moving to 2HD in Newcastle which was the start of a successful 22 year on-air partnership with Tanya Wilks, firstly on 2HD and then KO-FM Breakfast which ended in 2013.
Between 1986 and 1992 he was also the official Ground Announcer at Parramatta Stadium, home of the NRL Team the Parramatta Eels.
|David ‘Daisy’ Day||(2VM, 3NE, 5KA, SA-FM, 5MMM)||May 2015|
A tribute to David Dallimore is here:
|Oct 2011||Thank you to Ken McKay|
|David ‘Jags’ Jagodzinski||(2WS)||March 2014|
|David Jull||(4BH, 4IP, 101 FM Logan, TVQ-0)
David Jull was a radio journalist and the first person to appear on Brisbane channel TVQ 0 when it debuted in July 1965. He was a Member of Federal Parliament from 1975-83 and was re-elected in a different seat from 1984 to 2007. In retirement he maintained his association with the media as a presenter, patron and president of Brisbane-based community radio station 101FM.
|David Kennedy||(6KG, 6GF ABC Goldfields)||Feb 2010||Thank you to Chris Ilsley|
|David Kennedy||(WYN FM Melbourne)||Nov 2018|
|David Talbot||(3CS)||June 1992|
David Worrall started at the Herald-Sun in 1927 and in 1929 was appointed General Manager of 3DB where he stayed for 32 years. He was also President of the Federation of Australian Commercial Broadcasters, appointed in 1938.
David Worrall was married to 3AW broadcaster Martha Gardener (Kathleen Zoe Worrall).
|Deborah Cameron||(ABC 702 Sydney, The Sydney Morning Herald)||June 2018|
|Denis Gibbons||(3AW, ABC 774 Melbourne, Radio Australia, GTV 9)
Denis Gibbons was a renowned folk and bush ballads artist who released several albums and singles. He was also an author having written “The Broadcaster who laughed in 1985.
|Des (Jim) Austin||(6IX, 6PR, 96FM, BBC)||Date Unknown||Des Passed away in UK.
Thank you to Murray Dickson and Mickey Dalton
|Des Foster||(2UE, GM 2GB, FARB)||Jan 2014|
|Des Hoysted||(2GB, 2UE)||March 2010|
|Des Telfer||(774 3LO, 3AW)||Jul 1987|
|Des Tocchini (aka The Amazing Ronricco)||(4BH, 4BU,2BS, 3BO)
Ian Richardson’s Obituary for Des is here: preddonlee.com/des_tocchini_obit.html
|June 2007||Thank you to Ian Richardson|
|Des Widdis||(Engineer 3TR, 3SH)||Date Unknown|
|Dick Chant OAM||(4CA, ABC Radio and Television Far North Queensland, FNQ 10)
Dick Chant was a fixture of sport in Far North Queensland for over four decades, working for both ABC Radio and Television primarily calling races at Cannon Park almost every Saturday for 40 years as well as football, trotting, greyhounds, sailing and the occasional cricket match.
Dick was terrific footballer and also owned Perfection Dry Cleaning in Cairns.
Dick Chant was awarded the Order Of Australia in 1997
|May 2018||Thank you to Trevor Himstedt|
|Dick Comerford||(2CK, 2NX, 2KO)||Feb 1997|
|Dick Eversen||(4LG, 4GR, 4VL)||Oct 1998||Thank you to Allan Roebuck|
|Dick Heming||(2UE,2GZ, 3DB, 2LM, 3UZ, 3XY, 6PR)||July 1994|
|Dick Hudson (Ken Hudson)||(3KZ, 3AW)
Dick Hudson was originally from New Zealand. He was born Kenrick Frank
Dick Hughes, born in 1931 was a specialist jazz presenter, journalist and broadcaster and was also an accomplished jazz pianist, vocalist and band leader. In 1973 he became the first jazz pianist to perform at the Sydney Opera House.
|Dick Moore||(5UV, 5AD)||Date Unknown|
|Dick Williams||(3TR, 3LO, ABC TV, Radio Australia)||Jul 2014|
|Don “Mad Dog” Dwyer||(2AY, 3YB, 3DB, Metro Radio Newcastle UK, 3LO ABC Melbourne, 3CS, 3GL, Bay FM/K-Rock)
Don Dwyer started in radio at 2AY in 1966. In the 80s he founded the Double D School Of Radio and through the 90s was the well known voice of the Geelong Cats at their home ground Kardinia Park.
|Don Angel||(First News Director 2UE)||1990|
|Don Bethel||(2GN, ABC, AFTRS)||Oct 2013|
|Don Crawford||(3GL, 3AK, 3AW, 3MP)||Sept 2016|
|Don Ewart||(3TR, GLV-10)||Dec 2007|
|Don Kinsey AM||(3DB, HSV 7)||Aug 2017|
|Don Lane||(3UZ, 2UE, 2KY)||Oct 2009|
|Don Lunn||(7LA, 5KA, 2GB, 6KY, 3GL, 3UZ, 3AK, 3DB, 3KZ, 3AW, Gold FM)||2006|
|Don Rainsford||(7SD, 3UZ, 3AW, HSV7, Carlton FC)||1989|
|Don Seccombe||(4BH, ABC TV Brisbane, QTQ-9)||Dec 1993|
|Don Taylor||(3AW, ABC Radio, Radio Australia)||Date Unknown|
|Doug Murray||(ABC Radio and Television, QTQ 9)
Doug Murray was born in Brisbane in 1950. He went to Aspley High School and then on to Gatton Agricultural College. In 1973 Doug started with the ABC as a Rural Trainee and subsequently worked in Townsville, Hobart, Bunbury, Sale and Brisbane.
In the late 1980’s, he was a senior reporter on Countrywide before becoming the first presenter for the Landline program. In 1991, Doug went to Channel Nine to work on the ‘Extra’ program where he would remain for 17 years.
|Drew Morphett OAM||(ABC Radio, 3TT/TT-FM, Seven, Fox Sports)||Aug 2017|
|Earl Scoones||(Engineer AWA Network, 3BO,3SR, 4WK)||June 2017|
|Edna Wells||(GM 2MG)||Apr 2017|
|Elio Tedesco||(5DN, 5AA, Nova)||Dec 2016|
|Elizabeth Bond||(2BL, 3LO)||2002|
|Ellis Blain||(ABC Hobart, ABC Radio and Television Sydney)
Ellis Blain worked with the ABC for 4 decades until his retirement in 1974. He started his journalism career in Hobart but read the news nationally as well as commentating on Davis Cup Tennis and other sports. He was married to journalist, broadcaster and author Anne Deveson.
Ellis Blain also served as a navigator with the RAAF during World War II
|Dec 1979||Thank you to Trevor Himstedt|
|Eoin Cameron||(6VA, 6IX, 3DB, 6KY, Mix94.5, 6PR, ABC 720 Perth)||June 2016|
|Eric Baume OBE||(2GB, 2UE, ATN-7)
|Eric Evans||(Chief Technician and GM 3TR)
Eric Evans became GM of 3TR after Gordon Lewis left for Perth
|Date Unknown||Thank you to Ken Guy|
|Eric Spence||(3AK)||Date Unknown|
|Eric Walters||(Ten, Seven, Nine, 6PR, 6IX, 2UW)||Aug 2010|
|Errol Battersby “Jim Beam”||(3TR, 5KA, 6KY, 6IX, 6PR, 6PM, 92.9 Perth, 6AR)
A tribute to Errol is here: watvhistory.com/2013/02/tribute-to-errol-battersby-aka-jim-beam/
|Ewan Cameron||(Engineer 3DB, 4GG/4GGG)||Oct 2018|
|Father Jim McLaren||(2SM, 2UW)
Father Jim McLaren started his Sunday Night show on 2UW in 1969. He moved to 2SM in 1984 when he joined the board of the church owned station. He also hosted the OB of Pope John Paul II’s mass at Randwick Racecourse in 1986.
|Felicity Jones||(3DB, 3TT/TT-FM)||March 2013|
|Frank Bellet (Michael Francis Bellet) MBE||(4KQ, 4AY, 4AM, GM 4CD)||May 2012||Thank you to Noel Roberts|
|Frank Bennison||(6GE, 6KY, 6NA, 6PM, 6AM)||Jan 2018||Thank you to Chris Ilsley|
|Frank Chamberlain||(2GB, 2CA, AFP)||Oct 1990|
|Frank Dixon||First National News Editor ABC Radio 1947
Frank Dixon was also an author, having written “Inside The ABC – A Piece Of Australian History. Frank passed away at the age of 101 in 1991.
|Frank Fraumeni||(2UW, 2KY)||Aug 2013||Thank you to Geoff Brown|
|Frank Harper||(GM 2LT)||Date Unknown||Thank you to Geoff Brown|
|Frank Hyde||(2SM, 2UE)||2007|
|Frank Moore||(4LM, 2BE, 4BK, 2KO, 2WG, 2AAA)||2005||Note: Not Sir Frank Moore from Colour Radio Group 4IP.
Thank you to Barry Anderson, Wayne Mac and David Font
|Fred Tupper “Tuppy”||(3UZ, 3AW, ATV 0)||March 1976|
|Gabby Horan||(4BK, 4BH)||Apr 1999|
|Garry Meadows||(2KO, 7HO, 7HT, 6IX, 6PR, 3DB, 0-10 Network, Seven)||1982|
|Gary Day||(GTV 9, 3AK, FARB)||Apr 2015|
|Gary Kelly||(2LF,2LM, 2GO, 2KY, 2BE, 2GB, 2WS, 2UE, 2DAY)||April 2015|
|Gary O’Callaghan MBE||(2SM, 2UE, 2KY, 2MC)
Gary O’Callaghan started at 2SM in 1951 at the age of 17. He famously covered the Petrov affair in 1954. Gary was also the creator of the on-air character “Sammy Sparrow”.
|Gavin Casburn||(Hawkesbury FM)||Feb 2019|
|Gavin Dolby||(4VL, 4LG, 2TM, 101FM Logan)||Jan 2015|
|Gavin Easom||(5DN)||Aug 2001||Thank you to John Madden|
|Geoff Atkinson||(4BC, 4GR, 4BK)||1979|
|Geoff Bradley||(4BK, 4BH, 6PM, 6KY, 6IX)||1979||Photo and details thanks to Chris Ilsley 6PR|
|Geoff Mahoney||(2UE, ABC Radio Sydney)
Geoff Mahoney called the races for the ABC for 33 years and was the on-course broadcaster in Sydney for the Australian Jockey Club and the Sydney Turf Club. He was renowned for the accuracy of his calls, control and good diction.
At the age of 15 Geoff entered a 2UE talent quest, doing “phantom” race broadcasts. He went on to win 11 of 15 contests in the 1940s.
He was “the apprentice” caller to the legendary Ken Howard for close to a decade and called his first metropolitan race broadcast, at Canterbury in 1947. He joined 2BL in Sydney in 1957. Geoff was also a boxing commentator for both the ABC and commercial television.
|Geoff Manion||(3DB, 7EX, 6PM, 6PR, 3AW, Herald-Sun)
Geoff Manion also served as a Navigator with the RAAF during World War 2
|Geoff McComas||(3BA, 3DB, HSV7)
Geoff McComas spent 36 years at 3DB from 1947, before retiring in July 1983
|Geoff Raymond||(3DB, 3UZ, BBC, HSV 7, ATV 0, ABC TV)
Geoff also owned the well known restaurant Boodles in Hawkesburn (near Toorak) in the 1970’s.
|Geoff Rudge||(5KA, GM 3SH, 3TR, ACE Network)||June 2015|
|Geoff Walker||(6WF ABC Perth, TVW 7, ABC TV Victoria)
Geoff Walker started with ABC Radio in Perth but moved to TVW 7 as their first newsreader in 1959
|Geoff Windsor||(4CA, 4BU, 2MW, 4IP, 2CH, 2CA, AWA, Macquarie Network, FNQ TV)||Jun 2009||Thank you to John Madden|
|George “Groover” Wayne||(3UL, 2WG, 3TR, 2SM, 2JJ/Triple J)
George Wayne was born in Johannesburg and worked in Springbok and LM Radio in the early sixties before migrating to Australia.
George died on the 5th of November 1992. He is buried in Macquarie Park Cemetery in Sydney.
|George Barlin||(Founder of 2CA, and CTC 7 Canberra)||Sept 2016|
|George Grljusich||(ABC Radio WA, 6PR, TVW-7)||Nov 2007|
|George Lovejoy||(GM 4BH, 4RPH)
George Lovejoy was regarded as one of the best rugby league callers of all time and in the 1950s and 60s was a household name in Queensland.
He called his last match in 1967 and was later appointed as GM of 4BH
|George Mihalos||(2BCR, 2SSR Sydney, 2EC/Power FM, 2LT/Move FM, PD 2XL/Snow FM, 2CC/2CA, 2GN/Eagle FM)||Feb 2019|
|George Stephenson||(2RDJ Sydney)
George Stephenson started at Radio 2RDJ-FM in the early 1990’s, with his late wife Phyllis (Felicity), producing and presenting “Kaleidoscope” – a weekly interview programme which ran for some 22 years.
|Apr 2019||Thank you to John Elwell|
|Gerry Caulfield||(2SM, 2MMM, Triple J)||Apr 2014|
|Gerry Hallahan||(2KA, 2CA)||May 2015|
|Glenn Gale||(3MA, 5KA, 5MU, 2NM, 2NX, 3XY, 2SM, 4WK, 4IP, 2ST)||July 2016|
|Glenn Knight||(3UL, 3MP, 3UZ, 3AK, SEN)||July 2011|
|Gordon Bonner||(7EX)||Date Unknown|
|Gordon Leed||(3DB, 6PR, STW-9 Perth, TVT-6 Hobart, GTV-9)||July 2007||Thank you to Chris Ilsley|
|Gordon Lewis||(3SH, 3TR, GM 6PR, 2KA, 2UW)||June 2012|
|Gordon McBrien||(2KM, First announcer at 2NM)||Feb 2011|
|Gordon Moyes AC||(2GB)
Rev Gordon Moyes was an ordained Minister of the Uniting Church and was the Superintendent of Wesley Mission Sydney for 27 years. He was also a Member of the New South Wales Legislative Council.
Gordon is believed to have passed away while on holidays in the United States, possibly in the late 60s, or early 70s.
|Grace Gibson||Grace Gibson was born in 1905 in El Paso, Texas and came to Australia in 1934 as the local representative for the Radio Transcription Company of America, to introduce radio serials to the Australian audience.
She set up Grace Gibson Radio Productions in 1944 and the company soon became Australia’s biggest seller of recorded radio programs which were heard across the country. Grace Gibson received the Order of Australia in 1987.
A Biography of Grace Gibson written by Lynne Murphy for ANU’s Australian Dictionary of Biography appears here:
Original article from ANU is here:
|Graeme (Graham) ‘Shirley’ Strachan||(3XY, EON FM, 4MMM, Nine, Seven)||Aug 2001|
|Graeme Eddy||(3TR, 3AW, 2UE)||Oct 2015||Thank you to Peter Caligari and Ken Guy|
|Graeme Gilsenan (Graeme Gill)||(3UZ, 3KZ, 2RG, MTN-9, Radio London, Radio Caroline, Radio North Sea Intl, Radio Netherlands)
More on Graeme Gilsenan’s career here:
|Apr 2018||Thank you to Alexis Favenchi|
|Graham Bailey||(President 4RPH)||June 2018|
|Graham Bowra||(6TZ, 6PR, 6KY, 6PM, 6IX, ABC 720 Perth)||Nov 2015|
|Graham Conolly||(2CA, ABC 2CN)||May 2004|
|Graham Greenwood||(3CS, 3DB, 2UW, 2DAY, 2MC/ROX FM)
Graham Greenwood was known as The Admiral, because of his lifelong passion for sailing. Graham started at 3CS in Colac. As an engineer he built and managed 2DAY FM for the original owners Mike Willesee, John Laws and Graham Kennedy before buying 2MC Port Macquarie. He later obtained a supplementary licence and started ROX FM (later sold to Austereo and rebranded as Star and then HIT FM)
|Mar 2019||Thank you to Alex Strachan|
|Graham Guy||(3XY, 5AA, 2KA, 2WS)
Graham Guy started his radio career in regional South Australia. Later in his career he became a well known crime novelist.
|2018||Thank you to John Rogers|
|Graham Howard||(3AK, 2UW, 2SM, 2CC, Daily Telegraph)
Graham Howard started his journalism career in 1961 as a cadet with the then Frank Packer owned Daily Telegraph. He was a member of the Canberra Press Gallery until 1972 when the paper was sold to Rupert Murdoch’s News Limited. Graham then became a freelance radio journalist primarily for 3AK and 2UW as well as some regional stations and also filed reports for overseas broadcasters.
In the early 1980s he joined the Federal Government Information unit and in 1983 moved to the Liberal Party’s Federal Research organisation based in Canberra.
|Aug 1985||Thank you to Trevor Himstedt|
|Graham Kennedy OAM||(Radio Australia, 3UZ, 3AK, 3XY, 3DB, 3LO, 2DAY FM)
Graham Kennedy started his broadcasting career aged 15 in 1949 as a messenger boy at Radio Australia. In 1951 he became the turntable operator for Clifford Nicholls Whitta (aka Nicky) at 3UZ where at one time they had an incredible 73% of all morning radio listeners with the ‘Nicky and Graham’ show.
In the 1980s he was one of the founding owners with John Laws and Mike Willesee of Sydney’s 2DAY FM and was awarded the Order Of Australia posthumously in 2006.
Graham Kennedy died in Bowral in the NSW Southern Highlands on the 25th of May 2005 aged 71.
|Graham McGuinness||(2GB, 2CA, 8HA, 3MA, HOT-FM Mildura)
Graham McGuinness started as a cadet announcer at 2GB. He passed away in Mildura.
|Graham Opie||(3BO, 3SR, 2AY/B104.9)||Nov 2013|
|Graham Webster AM||(4QR, 4MBS, NHK Japan)||2007|
|Grahame Cherry||(4MB, 4BH, 3UZ, 2UW, 6KY, 4BK, 4KQ, 2CA)
Grahame Cherry was a prodigiously talented pianist, as well as a great presenter. He made his name on 4BH in Brisbane in the sixties. Grahame died at age 42 after a motor accident in Kaleen (ACT) on 26th October 1984. At the time he was programme manager for 2CA
|Oct 1984||Thank you to Bob Whittaker.|
|Grantley Dee||(3AK, 6PR, 7EX)
Grantley Dee was a blind announcer.
He was born Grantley de Zouty.
|Greg Haywood||(2CA)||Date Unknown|
|Greg ‘Hendo’ Henricks||(2PK, 2AD, 2KM, 2MO, 2WS, 2SM, MIX 106.5, C91.3, Gold92.5/Sea FM)||March 2009|
|Greg Hooper||(4VL, 4LG, 4WK, 4LM, 4MK, 4BK)||Jul 2015|
|Greg Shackleton||(3AW and HSV-7)||Oct 1975|
|Greg ‘Snoop’ Walker||(2LT, 2BE, 2DU, ABC Radio)||1980’s|
|Greg Toohey||(2BE, 2ST)||1992|
|Grey Easterbrook||(ABC 6WF Perth, ABC Radio Darwin)||Aug 2014|
|Guy Blackmore||(5AD, 5AA, TEN)||Dec 1995|
|Gwen Plumb AM BEM||(ABC, 2GB)||June 2002|
|Hal Todd||(3AK, 3DB)||1992|
|Harold Stickland||(3GL)||Date Unknown|
|Harry Beitzel||(3KZ, 3AW, 3AK, ABC Radio)||Aug 2017|
|Harry Jones||(7HT, 7HO)||Date Unknown||Thank you to John Rogers|
|Harry Lithgow||(GM 3SH)||1963||Harry Lithgow passed away in Swan Hill. Thank you to Ken Guy|
|Harry Wilde||(3SR, 3CS, 3CV, 2QN, 2LF, 2AD, 3KZ, 3MP, 3UZ, 2KY, 2UW, 2WS)
Harry Wilde left Australia in 1993 whilst under investigation for sexual assault and was on bail at the time. He died in 1995, after falling off a roof whilst working as a roofer in Germany. He is buried in Bad Liebenzell, Germany under his false identity as William James Baker
|Haydn Sargent||(4BC, ABC 4QR, 96.5 Family FM Brisbane, QTQ 9, BTQ 7, TVQ 0/10)||Feb 2013|
|Heather Lindhe||(3BO, BCV 8, KLFM Bendigo)||Apr 2018|
|Howard Ainsworth||(ABC 4QR Brisbane, 4MBS)||Sep 2015|
|Howard Craven||(2UE, 2UW, 2GB, 2CH, Seven)||Oct 2000|
|Iain Edwards||(4ZR, 4CA, 4BU, 4CD, 2KO, 2CS, 2GZ)||Dec 2010|
|Ian Downs||(ABC Radio North Coast NSW)
Ian Downs was well known in the Grafton area of the NSW North Coast for his involvement over two decades with the local Jacaranda Festival and the region’s Sports Star Of The Year awards.
In his educational career Ian Downs had been principal of New England Girls’ School in Armidale and Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School in Tamworth
|Ian Graebner||(6KY)||Apr 2019|
|Ian Lane||(5KA, 2UW)||Aug 2012|
|Ian Major||(3XY, 3KZ, 3EE/Magic 1278, 3UZ, 3AK, 3LO ABC 774, 1116 SEN, WYN FM)
Ian Major was a highly respected and renowned sports broadcaster not only of Australian Rules football but swimming, track and field, cycling and boxing at the Olympics and Commonwealth Games. Ian started off with 3XY in 1966 before moving to 3KZ for a record 21 years until 1991.
His on-air partner in the commentary box was the legendary Jack “Captain Blood” Dyer, and they became a household name as “The Captain and the Major”. The duo were named Australasia’s top commentators and received an industry Pater award. Ian Major also won awards as Australia’s top sporting commentator in 1977 and 1978 and a Raward in 1990.
|Jan 2009||Thank you to Rob Astbury|
|Ian Marshall||(2WL, 2UE)||July 2016|
|Ian Marshman||(3HA, 3MA, 3LK, 7HT, 3BO, 2GB, 2KY, 5AA, 3KZ, 3TR, 3DB, 3UZ, 3AW, 3AK, 5KA, STV8, Nine Adelaide)
Ian Marshman was the father of DMG (Nova and Smooth) announcer and PD Ty Frost.
|Nov 2011||Thank you to Gregg Sinclair|
|Ian Ross||(2GB, Nine and Seven)||Apr 2014|
|Ian Sells||(3HA, 5AU, 5RM, 4KQ, 5KA)||May 2005|
|Ian Turpie||(Nine, Seven, 3DB, 2CH)||March 2012|
|Ian Vibart||(2UW, Nine News)||Jul 2013|
|Ian Woodward||(7HT, TVT6, ADS 7, HSV7, GTV 9)||July 2018|
|Iven Walker||(3XY, 2JJ, ABC News, UN Radio New York)||Date Unknown||Thank you to Rod McNeil|
|Ivor Hancock||(3KZ, 2UW, 4BH, Co-founder AIR-TV Brisbane)
Ivor Hancock served with the Australian Army in World War II and was one of the legendary Rats Of Tobruk. He was a prisoner of war under the German forces. Ivor later lived in Maleny QLD but may have passed away in Mackay.
|2002||Thank you to Ken Guy, Trevor Himstedt and John Knox.|
|Jack Davey||(ABC 2BL, 2GB, 2UE)||Oct 1959|
|Jack Hume||(5DN, 5RM, 5KA, ABC Adelaide, 2BL ABC 702 Sydney)
Jack Hume was one of the first voices on radio in Adelaide when his father started broadcasting on an experimental licence in 1924. The family formed the company Hume Broadcasters which launched South Australia’s first station, 5DN. Jack’s mother Stella was the first female broadcaster in Australia in 1924. Jack’s brother was chief engineer.
Sunday Mail article appears here: https://ausradiohistory.wordpress.com/2018/06/17/jack-hume-june-1989/
|Jack Ridley||(Plenty Valley FM, Mixx FM/3CS Colac)||2008|
|James Condon||(ABC Radio WA)||Feb 2014|
|James Dibble AM MBE||(ABC 666 2CN Canberra, 2GB, ABC 702 2BL Sydney, ABC-TV)
James Dibble joined the ABC after the Second World War. He started with 2CN in Canberra and presented the first ABC News Bulletin in November 1956. He was ABC TV’s nightly Newsreader in Sydney for 27 years.
James Dibble also served with the RAAF during World War II.
|Jamie Cammell||(4HI, 4VL, 4LG, 4BU, 4LM, SEA FM, Q-FM)||Sept 2016|
|Jared Sheldon||(Hitz FM, Rok FM/2PK, NXFM, Triple M)||Apr 2013|
|Jaye Walton||(5DN, TEN)||March 2017|
|Jean MacKenzie||(2RDJ Sydney)||Apr 2018|
|Jeff Condron||(2LF, 2KM, 2MC, 2LT)||Jan 2017|
|Jeff Jeffrey (Alfred John Jeffrey)||(6IX, ABC 6WF 720 Perth)||June 2018|
|Jeff Medwell||(ABC SA, 5DN, 5AA)||Jul 2014|
|Jeff Sunderland (“Sundo”)||(7BU, 7EX, 3BO, 3CV, 5SE, 3XY, 4BK, 5DN, 5AA, 5AD, 5MU)||July 2018|
|Jerry Burke (Gerry Birkner)||(3BA, 6KA,8HA, WILDFM, City FM)||Dec 2015|
|Jesse Cox||(FBi Radio Sydney, ABC Radio National, Audible Australia)
Jesse Cox was a Walkley Award-winning ABC Radio producer. He won the 2017 Innovation Walkley for ABC Radio’s Trace podcast with journalist Rachael Brown and Jeremy Story Carter. He was also one of the creators and executive producers of All the Best, FBi Radio’s nationally distributed documentary and storytelling program.
|Jill Singer||(ABC Radio, Ten, Seven, ABC TV) Walkley Award Winner
Jill Singer’s Tribute appears here: ausradiohistory.wordpress.com/2017/06/08/jill-singer-1957-2017/
|Jillian Hocking||(ABC Radio Gippsland, ABC RN, SBS, BBC, United Nations Media)
Jillian Hocking was the Training and Development Manager with SBS for a decade between 1995-2005 before accepting a role with the United Nations as head of Radio Broadcasting for the UN Mission in Afghanistan.
During her career she has trained hundreds, maybe thousands of journalists around the world, not only for the UN but also for the BBC. Locally many current and recent students knew Jillian from her time as the very involved and helpful Course Coordinator, Screen & Media (Broadcast Journalism) at Swinburne.
Her on air work started with ABC Radio in regional Victoria. She was also a former presenter of The Law Report.
|Jim “Woody” Wood||(3AW, 3UZ, 3XY)||March 1966|
|Jim (Shim) Berinson||(3AK, 3KZ, Street Remley – Street Sounds Studios. The voice of “Happy Joe Happy”)||Jan 2017|
|Jim Angel||(2SM, 2UE, 2GB, 2CH)||24 Dec 2007|
|Jim Archer||(3KZ, 3AW)||Date Unknown|
|Jim Atkinson||(6VA, 6PR, 6NR (Curtin Radio), Capital 101.7 Perth, TVW-7’s Captain Jim)||March 2009|
|Jim Fitzgerald||(4BU, 2DU)||May 1985||Thank you to Brendan Atchison|
|Jim Iliffe||(2NZ, 4BC, 4IP, 4BH, QTQ-9, Co-founder AIR-TV Brisbane)||June 2005||Thank you to David Iliffe, Trevor Himstedt|
|Jim Lilburne||(3SR, GMV 6, Border-Mail Albury)||Nov 2007||Thank you to Neville Pellitt|
|Jim Ockenden||(3AW, 2CC, 4BC)
Jim became Chief Engineer at 4BC before the age of thirty. Jim Ockenden was tragically killed in a light plane crash in the US
|1993||Thank you to Wayne Mac|
|Jim Pilgrim||(2GF, 2CC, 2NX, 4KQ, B105+)||Apr 2015|
|Jim Story||(2WG, 2BS, 4MB, GM 2HD)
Jim Story was appointed General Manager of Newcastle station 2HD when it re-opened in 1945. The station had been ordered to close by the Commonwealth Government in 1941 due to fears it was controlled by the Jehovah’s Witnesses which was considered a “sect” at the time.
|Jim Sweeney||(4BH, 4AM, 4BK, 4GR, 4AK)||May 2002||Thank you to Paul Sweeney|
|Jim Tregonning||(3AW, 2KY)||March 2016|
|Jim Woods||(3TR, 3SH, GLV10, 3GI ABC Gippsland)||May 2015|
|Jimmy Hannan||(3UZ, 2GB, 5KA, Seven and Nine Network)
To most people in Australia, Jimmy Hannan was best known as a TV game show host but he also had some success on the music charts with his single Beach Ball, featuring The Bee Gees as backing vocalists which reached number 2 on the Australian charts. He actually got his start at the very beginning of television in Australia, in 1956 as an 18-year-old contestant on Name That Tune.
In radio Jimmy hosted shows on 3UZ and 2GB and was briefly on 5KA in the late 70s but it’s his TV career for which he’s probably best remembered from shows like Saturday Date (1963-67) which featured appearances by young stars Olivia Newton-John and Billy Thorpe, The Go!! Show (1967), A regular guest host for the Mike Walsh Show and The Ernie Sigley Show, The Jimmy Hannan Show (1975), Celebrity Squares (1975-76), Let’s Make a Deal (1976-77), Have a Go (1980), Spending Spree, Split Second, Micro Macro (1978), Personality Squares, Search for a Star (1981), $100,000 Money Makers (1982), Value Shopping (1987).
Jimmy Hannan was awarded the TV Week Gold Logie in 1965. Jimmy and Joanne Hannan had four children including daughter Melissa Hannan who won the Miss Australia title in 1981.
|Jimmy Tonkin||(5KA, 5AU, 5RM||Feb 2008|
|Joan Killorn||(Co-Founder 2GLF Sydney 1983)||Oct 2017|
|Jocelyn Terry||(ABC Radio, 3LO Melbourne)
Jocelyn Terry also presented the weekly “Calling Antarctica” segment over Radio Australia every Friday.
|Joe Sands||(B105, Sea FM Gold Coast, Wave FM, 4MK)||March 2016|
|Joel Grealy||(2CC, 2WL, 2BE)||Jan 2015|
|John (J.S.) Scott||(3DB, 2UE, Managing Director 2XL)
J.S. Scott was the majority shareholder in Snowy Mountains radio station 2XL in the 1950s. He passed away in Cooma in 1972 at the age of 47.
|Dec 1972||Thank you to Trevor Himstedt|
|John (Johan) Ramsland||(3AW, Founding Editor BBC World Service Television)
Ian Richardson’s Tribute to John Ramsland is here: http://www.preddonlee.com/johan_ramsland_obituary.html
|Nov 1996||Thank you to Ian Richardson|
|John (Warren) Dripps||(3SH, 3BO, 7LA)||Date Unknown|
|John Ballard||(6KG)||Date Unknown||Thank you to Chris Ilsley|
|John Best||(3KZ, 2UW)||Date Unknown|
|John Bester||(3CV, 3WM, 3TR, 979FM Melton)||Aug 1984||Thank you to Dean Holloway|
|John Bright (Breit)||(3AK, 3KZ, 3AW)||2013|
|John Burnley||(7HT, 7HO, 7LA, 7EX, 2GB, 2UE, 2SM, 2CH, 6PM, 6PR, 6KY, 6IX, 2CC, 4BK, 4BC, 4BH, Star FM)||March 2017|
|John Cargher AM||(3KZ, 3XY, 3LO ABC Melbourne, Radio National, ABC-FM )
John Cargher was born Pinchas Cargher in 1919 in the Cockney area of London. He emigrated to Australia in 1951 and was manager of the National Theatre in St. Kilda from 1969 to 1989. He was awarded the Order Of Australia (AM) in 1987
John Cargher presented ABC Radio’s Singers of Renown from 1966 to 2008
|John Chance||(4BK, ABC Radio)||Jan 1980|
|John Crook||(3CV, 3SH, BCV-8, TVT-6, TV-0 Brisbane, Nine)||Sept 2015|
|John D’arcy||(3AK, 3DB, Southern FM Melbourne, HSV 7, GTV 9)||Date Unknown|
|John Dripps||(2RG, 3SH)||Date Unknown||Thank you to Ken Guy|
|John Ennis||(3DB, 6PM)||Sept 2016||Photo thanks to Jules Bull.|
|John Ford||(7ZL, 7BU, 7HO, 4RO, 4MK, 3DB, 3KZ, 3XY, 3UZ Newsbeat, 6IX)
After 3UZ, John moved to Perth and was reading news on 6IX. John Ford also appeared in ads for Viscount Cigarettes
|1995||Photo thanks to John Vertigan|
|John Goodall||(Chief Engineer 3UZ)||Sept 2016|
|John Hart||(3AK, 3XY)||Date Unknown|
|John Hobbs||(WIN, 2 Double O, i98FM)||Apr 2013|
|John Howgate||(8DN, 1480 Auckland)||2002|
|John Hudson||(2GZ, 2GB, 2CH, 2UE)
John Hudson started at 2GZ Orange in 1947.
|2011||Thank you to Nicole Elliott|
|John Innes||(Engineer, RCA Australia, founder Innes Corp)||Oct 2015|
|John Juan MBE||(ABC 720 6WF, ABC TV)||Feb 1979||Thank you to Chris Ilsley|
|John K Watts||(6PR, 6IX, 1080 Radiowest 6PM, TVW 7)
This is a great article about Wattsie and his career from WA TV History:
|John Lehman||(6KY, 6PR, 6IX, 6TZ)||Feb 1993||Thank you to Chris Ilsley|
|John Loughlin||(7HT, 7HO)||2002|
|John Lyons||(2WL, WIN 4)||1989|
|John Martin (John Rutter)||(Nine, 6KY, 3UZ, 2CH & 2GB)||Dec 2013|
John Masters had one of 3AW’s most popular programs in the 1950s the request show “Choice Of The People”
|John McBeath||(2LT, 2NM, 2NX, 4CCR Cairns FM, 8CCC Alice Springs, The Australian)
John McBeath started his radio career in New Zealand, where he was born in 1938. John had a love and intimate knowledge of jazz which led to a new career in the 90s as a music writer and reviewer with the Cairns Post, The Advertiser in Adelaide and ultimately The Australian.
|March 2018||Thank you to Trevor Himstedt|
|John McCormack||(4KQ, 2VM, 4NA,4MB, 2CC, 2CA, 4BC, 4TAB)||Jan 2006|
|John Melouney||(2KO, 2WG, 2CH, 2GB, 2UW, 2KY)||Nov 2014||Thank you to Geoff Brown|
|John Miller||(Seven News, 2UE, 4BK, 4BC)||Sep 2012|
|John Minson||(2MO, 2TM, The Hoedown)||March 2017|
|John Morehouse||(2HD, 96FM)||Date Unknown||Thank you to Murray Dickson and Mickey Dalton|
|John Pacini||(3UZ News, TV Times)
John Pacini served in World War 2 and was also an author, writing several history books.
|John Pearce||(2KM, 2QN, 3SH, 7HO, 2GB, 2CH)
JOHN PEARCE HISTORY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY HERE: http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/23405/20020131-0000/members.mpx.com.au/_encore/index.html
|Aug 1996||Thank you to Wayne Mac|
|John Rix||(4NA, 4GY, 4GG)||Dec 2015|
|John Royle||(3LO, Radio Australia)||Dec 1975|
|John Ryan||(3AR (RN), Chief Engineer 3AW)
John Ryan served on the HMAS Sydney in World War 1 and was the commanding officer of the Australian Special Wireless Group in World War 2 with the rank of Colonel.
|John Sheppard||(2BE, 2MG, 2GZ, 2UW, 2GB, 2UE, CBN8, NRN11)||March 2010|
|John Stokes||(ABC Coast FM)
John Stokes worked for 29 years at ABC Coast FM
|John Thompson||(2LF, 2KO, 2SM, 2UE, 2UW, 3DB, BBC World Service)||July 2017||Thank you to Wayne Mac|
|John Trenorden||(5AA, 5AD)||Feb 2004|
|John Turner||(7BU, 7AD, 7EX, 2BE/2EC, TNT 9 Launceston)||Oct 2001||Thank you to Leigh Kenworthy|
|John Vincent||(2RE, 2NX, 2GB, 7HO, 6PR, 5AD, 5KA, SA-FM, 4TO, 5MU, 5MMM)||March 2009|
|John West||(ABC Radio)||Jul 2008|
|John Worthy||(3AW, 3AK, 3UZ, 3XY, 3DB, 3GL, BTV-6, BCV 8, AMV-4, GLV-10 , 3EA/SBS Radio)
John Worthy started the first news service at 3XY in 1960 and in the 1980s was Chief of Staff for SBS Radio
|Johnny James||(2LM, 4AK, 4BH, 4BK, 4BC, QTQ9)||2011|
|Jon Ratso Kennedy||(4GY, Fox FM, B105, Triple M, SEA FM Gold Coast, Country 1035 London, 99FM RML Beirut, CRI Newsradio Beijing, MTV Australia)
Jon Kennedy was best known for his Triple M night show – The Rubber Room and Radio Free Sydney. At Country 1035 in London he was on air as “Randy Vickers”.
|July 2004||Thank you to Ewan Dixon and Ruth Woodhams|
|Jon Royce||(2SM, 2UW, 3KZ, 3XY)||1984||Thank you to Gregg Sinclair|
|Joyce Moorhouse (Whiteman)||(2GB)||May 2005|
|Joyce Varley||(3AW)||Date Unknown|
|Keith Ashton||(2HD, 2KO, 2NX, 2MG, Radio Caroline, ABC Radio)||June 2008|
|Keith Baker||(Seven Network and 2UE)
Keith Baker was the accountant during the glory days of Sydney’s 2UE from 1971 to the early 90s. It was a time that included Gary O’Callaghan, John Laws and Stan Zemanek, Arch Tambakis and many others that drove the station to number one.
Keith previously worked with ATN 7 in Sydney with Stan Willmott who became 2UE’s General Manager in the early 1970s.
|Sept 2018||Thank you to Chris Maitland|
|Keith Eadie||(2GB)||Date Unknown|
|Keith Glover||(ABC Radio Queensland, 3LO, Radio Australia)
Keith Glover began his career with ABC Radio in Queensland in 1947. He was a well known presenter on Radio Australia for many years and also presented a Ballroom Dancing program on ABC TV in the 1970s. He retired from the ABC in Melbourne in 1985
|Keith Graham||(2MO, 2WG, 7HO, 2GO, 2WS, WESGO)||Jun 1984|
|Keith Lord||(2TM)||June 2016|
|Keith Mc Gowan||(3TR, 6PR, 2KA, 2UW, 3AK, 3AW+)||Dec 2013|
|Keith Melbourne||(3KZ, 3XY, 2REM)||May 2016|
|Keith Wells||(6PR)||1979||Thank you to Chris Ilsley|
|Ken Austin||(3UL, 2GZ, 3SR, GMV 6, ONE FM Shepparton)
Ken Austin served with 9th Division in the Middle East, New Guinea and Tarakan (Borneo).
|Ken Birch||(2PK, 2DU, 2MG, 2VM/Now FM)||Feb 2006|
|Ken Helmore||(3UZ, 3DB sport and racing service, Highlands FM Kyneton)||Aug 2018||Thank you to John Vertigan|
|Ken Short||(2HD, ABC Radio and TV Tasmania)||Jun 2017|
|Ken Sparkes||(2MG, 2GB, 3UZ, 5AD, 5KA, 3AK, 2UW, 2WS, 2SM, 2UE, TEN, Nine)||Sept 2016|
|Kent Broadhead||(2RDJ Sydney)
Kent and Dorothy Broadhead headed a small group of enthusiasts from the Australian Tape Recorders Association who started Radio DJ Sydney providing taped programs for retirement and nursing homes. Before this, in the mid 1960s The group began making programs for the Australian Armed Forces in Vietnam. They worked with Defence Forces Radio, which operated stations not only in Vietnam but also New Guinea and Malaysia.
The group sent programs recorded in Kent and Dorothy’s North Bondi studio to Vietnam until 1971, when the Broadheads moved to Concord where in the mid 70s together with a group of enthusiasts, they began working towards setting up a community radio station in the Sydney’s Inner West. That station eventually became 2RDJ which first went to air in November 1983.
|Jul 1985||Thank you to Frank Iuston, John Elwell, Geoff Brown|
|Kent Trussell||(ABC 2JJ, 4AK)||Oct 2016|
|Kev Batten||(4IP, 4BC)||Nov 2015|
|Kevin Apps||(2PK & 5AU)||April 1986|
|Kevin Cantelo||(Chief Engineer 6KY) Kevin worked at 6KY from its inception in 1941 and retired in 1990.||Dec 2010||Thank you to Warren Gillespie|
|Kevin Chapman||(5AN ABC Adelaide, ABC Darwin, 2BL 702 Sydney, ABC Radio and TV Canberra)
This is the link to the Condolences from the Senate Hansard:
|March 1998||Thank you to David Webb|
|Kevin Crease||(5DN, 5AD, ADS7, NWS9)||Apr 2007|
|Kevin Knapp||(2CH, 2LM, 2TM)
Kevin Knapp started as a panel operator on 2CH in the early 1950s, he became 2TM’s station supervisor in 1964 where he introduced “Hoedown” a hugely successful country music program heard around Australia and originally hosted by John Minson.
Kevin was one of the team that came up with the concept of Tamworth as Australia’s Country Music Capital and when the Golden Guitar Awards started on January 28th, 1973, Kevin was the first host and presenter.
|Kevin O’Gorman||(3KZ)||Sept 1998|
|Kevin O’Donohue||(2AD, 2DU, 2SM)||May 2011|
|Kevin Woodhouse||(4IP, 4QR)||Aug 2002|
|Lachlan Macdonald||(3KZ/KZ-FM, Gold 104.3 News Melbourne)||Nov 2017|
|Laurie Bennett (Lobo)||(3SR, 3HA, 3XY, 2SM, 2UW, 2DAY)||1983||Laurie Bennett was living in Shepparton but passed away in Fitzroy.
Thank you to Wayne Mac, Helen Dee and Bernie Brittain
|Laurie Henry||(3AW, 6PR, 6PM, 6KY, 2AY, TNQ-7 Townsville, AMV-4 Albury)
Laurie Henry 1980 from the Border Mail with thanks to Kris Nyberg:
|March 1980||Thank you to Kris Nyberg|
|Lawrence Costin||(3DB, 3TT, Seven)||2007|
|Lee (Leyden) Haig||(3SH, 3UL)||Oct 2008|
|Lee Murray||(Lee Murray Radio School)||June 1984|
|Len Jackson||(BBC, ABC WA)
Len Jackson Obituary is on this page: https://ausradiohistory.wordpress.com/2017/05/29/len-jackson-abc-wa/
|(5AD, 5KA, 4BU, 4GR, 4BC, 2UW)
Len Farquhar (also spelled in some references as Farquar) served with the RAAF in World War II
|1998||Thank you to Rex Leverington|
|Len London||(2UW, 2UE, 2CH)
Len London also served with the Australian Infantry Battalion in New Guinea during World War 2
|Leon Bailey||(7HT, 2KO, 2UE, 2WL, ABC 2WN Wollongong)||Date Unknown|
|Les Bradley||(3CS, 5RM, 5AU, 3LK & 7LA)||Oct 2012||Thank you to Phil Bradley|
|Les Hay||(2UW, 2UE, 2SM, 2CH)||Jan 2015|
|Les Morley||(News 3MP)||Date Unknown||Thank you to Peter Van Hauen|
|Les Rose||(5AU, 5KA, 2CC, 2CA, 2GZ, 5MU, Hills FM Adelaide, Great Southern FM Victor Harbour)
Les Rose also hosted the syndicated show ‘Hit File’ across Australia
|Lesley Anderson||(6IX, 6NR)||Nov 1988|
|Lewis Bennett||(3KZ, 3UZ)||May 2001|
|Lexie Shearstone (Lexie Matthews)||Lexie Matthews at the age of 16, became 2GN’s first female announcer in 1938, six years after the station began broadcasting in Goulburn NSW. At the time her family didn’t even own a wireless! Lexie had been recommended for a job at the radio station as she spoke well, had a knowledge of music and could type. Later, Lexie married the station technician Vince Shearstone. Vince passed away about 1984. For the last 18 months of her life Lexie was living at Warrigal Care in Goulburn, but almost to the end her memory for detail was extraordinary and she loved talking about her early years in radio. In 2016 Lexie was invited to lay a wreath for Anzac Day in memory of the contribution made by women and radio during the war years.||Apr 2019||Thank you to Lynda Hallam|
|Libby Sanders (Libby Widdup)||(ABC 5CL and 5AN Adelaide, ABC Newcastle 2NC)||March 2017|
|Lily Leaker||(SAFM/Triple M Adelaide)||Dec 2012|
|Lindsay McCarthy||(7HO, 96.1 Hobart FM)
Lindsay McCarthy was also president of the highly respected Sound Preservation Association of Tasmania.
|Lionel Lewis||(6WB, 6KY, 6PM, 6IX)||Aug 1986||Thank you to Warren Gillespie|
|Lionel Williams||(5KA, 5DN, Seven, Nine)||Jan 2016|
|Liz Jackson||(ABC Radio National, Four Corners, Media Watch)
Liz Jackson joined ABC Radio in 1986. She has won nine Walkley Awards including the Gold Walkley in 2006
|Lloyd Lawson OAM||(6PM, 6KY, 6KG, 3UZ, TVW-7, STW-9)
A tribute to Lloyd Lawson is here:
|Nov 2004||Thank you to Ken McKay|
Lloyd Tuohy managed the Swanline Drive-in at Swan Hill and was hired by Ken Guy for 3SH Breakfast
|Date Unknown||Thank you to Ken Guy|
|Lois Lathlean||(3DB, 3AW, The Herald & Weekly Times )||Feb 1972|
|Lou Richards OBE||(3XY, 3DB, HSV 7, GTV 9)||May 2017|
Lyle Hillway was a true legend of the theatre and entertainment scene in North Queensland in the 1970s. Lyle and his partner Mal Hodges operated the very successful Stage Door Theatre in Townville and later started the Stage Door Dinner Theatre on Chevron Island, next to Surfers Paradise in the 1990s
Lyle also worked at 4TO in the 1970s and within a year had progressed to Assistant Manager and eventually station manager. He later joined the Townsville Bulletin.
Lyle Hillway passed away on the Gold Coast where he had been living since the late 1980s.
|Mac Cocker||(2JJ/Triple J, Radio Australia, Radio National, ABC Darwin)||June 2016|
|Madeline Burke||(Seven, 3UL, 3GG).||Sept 2011||Photos thanks to John Vertigan|
|Mal Brentnall||(PD 2WG)
Mal Brentnall was appointed PD of 2WG in the 1960s. For many years he was also actively involved with local rugby league and at the state level as a referee. During WWII he played football for the Australian Army and Combined Services teams.
|Malcolm Gurd||(2WAY FM Wauchope)||Apr 2018|
|Margaret Rodgers AM||(2CH)
Margaret Rodgers AM (18 December 1939 – 31 May 2014) was a prominent deaconess and lay-person in the Anglican Diocese of Sydney. Margaret served for many years on the NSW Council of Churches, and in 2008 was elected president, the first woman to hold this position.
From 1997 to 2009 Margaret Rodgers was the writer and presenter of the weekly news program on 2CH on behalf of the NSW Council of Churches. She was awarded the Order Of Australia in 2014
|May 2014||Album Photo: thank you to Ramon Williams|
|Margaret Sewell||(2LT, 2MO)||Date Unknown|
|Margot (Marjorie) Parker DBE OBE MBE||(7EX)||Feb 1991|
|Mark Colvin||(2JJ, ABC Radio, ABC TV)||May 2017|
|Mark Downes||(Engineer Foxtel/Sky Channel, Austereo, DMG/Nova Ent)
Mark Downes was Chief Technology Officer at Nova Entertainment Group and was also a board member of Commercial Radio Australia
|Martha Gardener (Kathleen Zoe Worrall)||(3DB, 3AW, 3UZ)||Feb 1991||Thank you to Simon Owens 3AW|
|Mary Hardy||(3XY, 3UZ, 3AW, ATV 0, GTV 9, HSV 7)||Jan 1985|
|Matt Ponsonby||(2MG, 2LT, 2UW, 2SM, 2CBA)
Matt Ponsonby was a Blind Announcer and later became a full-time voiceover artist. Matt was originally from Campbelltown NSW.
|Matthew Ellis||(2XL, 2CC, 2GN, 4VL, 4BU, 2MO/Triple G FM, 3SR, 2GB)||2001|
|Maurie Lockie||(3BO, RAAF Radio Madang (PNG), ABC Radio Melbourne 3LO, 3AR, Radio Australia, 3RPH, 3GDR Golden Days Radio).
Maurice “Maurie” Lockie was also a director of ABC TV’s “Bellbird”.
|Maurie Service||(3NE, 3TR, 3DB, 3XY, 4GG/4GGG, KROQ/Gold 92.5, 4CRB)
More on Maurie’s career here: https://ausradiohistory.wordpress.com/2018/04/22/maurie-service-gold-coast-radio-icon/
|Max Simmonds||(ABC Radio WA)||Jan 2016|
|Max Taylor||(7AD, 3UL)||2010|
|Max Thorburn||(3CS, 3MA, Gold 1359 Mildura, HOT FM Mildura, STV 8)
Max Thorburn was renowned in Australian Country and Folk music as one of the biggest supporters of the local industry. He had a passion for the music and seemed to be friends with hundreds of artists including most of the big names in music locally.
Max was also Managing Editor of the Mildura Independent and had previously been a journalist and editor with the Sunraysia Independent.
|Oct 2018||Thank you to Trent Rose, Brendan Atchison|
Mel Cameron was 5DN’s longest serving announcer until his retirement in 1976. He was the father of Grant Cameron from SA FM, Triple M and ABC 891 Adelaide
|Melody Iliffe (Welsh)||(4BU, 4BH, QTQ 9)
Melody Welsh was the first female television Newsreader in Australia on QTQ 9 Brisbane.
Photos thanks to David Iliffe
|Merv Stephenson||(4LM, 4MB, 4RO)||Date Unknown|
|Merv Thomas (The Admiral)||(Sports Director 5DN)
Merv Thomas started as an office boy at 5DN in 1937. He served with the RAN in World War II and on returning to Adelaide was appointed Assistant Program Director and in 1951 became PD of 5DN
|Jan 2002||Thank you to John Madden|
|Merylyn Condon||(2CC)||Jan 2016|
|Michael (Brian) Baker||(2AY, 3NE, BCV-8,3AW, 2GB, ABC Radio, 2REM Albury)||Feb 2015||Was known as Michael Baker but real name was Brian|
|Michael Knott||(8HA, 3MP, Prime News Townsville)||Date Unknown|
|Michael Schildberger||(3DB, FOX FM, 3LO, 3AK, Nine)||June 2010|
|Mike Ahern||(Radio Caroline, 2UW, 4BC, 6PM, 3UZ, 2KO, 7HT, 4KQ)||Oct 2009|
|Mike Dodd||(6KG, 7EX, 4AY, 4TO)||Sep 2012|
|Mike Gibson||(2UE, 2GB, 2SM, 2KY, Nine)||Sep 2015|
|Mike Moroney AM||(2TM, 2MO, 2VM, GM NEN 9, Group GM Prime Television, NBN TV, Southern Cross TV)
Mike Moroney was a former Olympian, representing Australia in 1956, at age 23, competing in the long jump (known then as the broad jump). He was awarded the AM (Australian Medal) in 1999.
Mike Moroney passed away in Tamworth NSW. He was born in Lismore in 1933.
|March 2015||Thank you to Trevor Himstedt|
|Mike Storrien||(4LM, 4LG, 4SB. ITQ 8)||2002|
|Mike Willesee||(Co-Founder/Owner 2DAY FM, ABC TV, Nine, 0/10 Network, Seven)
Mike Willesee was one of the original owners of Sydney’s 2DAY FM, together with John Laws and Graham Kennedy in 1980. Mike originally started with ABC TV’s This Day Tonight in 1967 and went on to host Four Corners in 1969. He was the first host of Nine’s A Current Affair in 1971 before moving to TEN as the network Director of News and Current Affairs.
In 1975 he hosted the first Australian version of This Is Your Life and started the successful Seven Network show Willesee At Seven. In 2012, after a second stint on ACA and a subsequent hiatus from full time TV work, Mike returned to Seven as a reporter on the network’s “Sunday Night” program.
|Monica Tehan (Monica Morgan)||(3BA)
Monica Tehan joined 3BA in the early 1950s after winning a radio announcer competition during her final year at school. She later became one of the first accredited school drama teachers in Victoria.
Monica Tehan once “stood in” in for the Queen, reading her speech at a rehearsal at the Botanical Gardens the day before Queen Elizabeth II visited Ballarat in 1954.
|Jan 2018||Thank you to Trevor Himstedt|
|Monique Denahy||(3UZ, 3GL, Bay FM)||Nov 2015|
|Monty (Francis Victor) Blandford||(3XY and 3DB)||Oct 1960||Thank you to Ken Guy|
|Monty Menhennett||(6IX, 6PM)
Monty Menhennett passed away in Albany WA
“Morty” Marsh started at 5AD in 1944 where he remained until his retirement in 1974
|Murray “Musty” Peters||(2ST, 2RG, 2NZ)||Apr 2015|
|Murray Avery||(7AD, 7SD)
Murray Avery owned an ice cream shop in Launceston and used to drive to 7SD in Scottsdale, about an hour away to do his radio shift, then return to the store.
|Dec 2012||Thank you to Chris Joscelyne|
|Murray Happ||(2UW, 2UE, 2ME)||Oct 2015|
|Murray Nicoll||(ABC 5AN, 5DN, 3AW, Seven)||May 2010|
Kathleen Mavourneen Lindgren took the professional name “Nancy Lee” when she joined 3AW in 1933. She married her 3AW co-star Cliff Nicholls Whitta (Nicky) in 1935. Prior to radio she was a renowned star of Australian Stage and screen.
She was also the author of “Being A Chum Was Fun: The Story Of Nicky And Nancy Lee” published in 1979.
|Neil Humphrys||(5AU, 5KA, 5AD, 5AA, 102FM Adelaide)||Dec 2015|
|Neil Rudd||(4BH, Monitor News, QRNS)||July 2008|
|Neil Thompson||(2GF, 3GL, 3NE, 3BA, 3KZ, 3UZ)||May 2001|
|Neville Bradley||(3UL, 3MA, 5AU, 5KA, SABN, 4BC)||Nov 2013|
|Neville Grey||(2UE, 2MO, Radio Netherlands)||Date Unknown|
|Neville Pellitt||(2CH, 2MO, 2TM, 4BU, 3SR, 2GZ, 2LT, 3UL, GMV 6, Radio Australia)
Neville Pellitt had done just about every role in a country radio station, from announcing to news and production as well as sales and eventually station management.
Nationally he was probably best known for his long running show “Harmony Trail” which was heard on stations around the country. In 2008 he was inducted as a broadcaster into the Country Music Hall Of Fame.
|Neville Wragg||(3CS, 3CR, 3AK, 3AW, 3KZ)||Oct 1997|
|Niall Brennan||(3KZ, 3AW, ABC Radio, HSV 7)
Niall Brennan’s father was Frank Brennan, the Federal Attorney General in the Scullin Labor government of the late 1920s
|Nick Robin||(4CA, 2HD, 2KY, Sky Racing)||2004||Thank you to Paul Covington|
|Nigel Dick AM||(GTV 9, VBN/Southern Cross, 3AK, HSV7, 3DB/3LK, NZBC)
Nigel Dick was also one of the founders of Odyssey House Victoria. He was awarded the Order Of Australia (AM) in 1994.
A Tribute to Nigel Dick appears on the following page:
|Niven Boyd||(5YYY, 5AU, 5CS, Magic 105.9)||Oct 2015|
|Noel McCormack||(4MB, ABC, 4BU)||Oct 2002|
|Noela Crampton||(4BH)||1990||Thanks to Annabelle Brett|
|Nola Day||(3CS, 3SH, 3AW, 3KZ, 3DB, 3AK, Magic 1278, Radio Australia, 3MFM Inverloch)||March 2008|
|Norm Llewellyn||(4BH)||July 2015||Thank you to Ken Guy|
|Norma Hatton||(3GL K-Rock/Bay FM)||June 2015|
|Norman “Eddie” Balmer||(3KZ)||Apr 2005|
|Norman Banks MBE||(3KZ, 3AW, GTV-9)
Norman Banks started at 3KZ in 1931 earning four pounds a week. He was awarded The Order of the British Empire in 1953
|Norman May||(ABC Radio and TV)||Sept 2016|
|Norman Swain||(3KZ, GTV-9)||July 1986|
|Ollie Martin||(3TT/TT-FM) (Houseboat Horror)||2009|
|Orm Slater||(Chief Engineer 3DB)||Jan 2014|
|Ormsby Wilkins||(2UE, 2GB, 3AW)||Feb 1976|
|Owen Delaney||(2LF, 2DoubleO, 2SM, 2GB, 2UE)||Jan 2003|
|Paddy O’Donnell||(2ZB (NZ) Radio Hauraki, 3DB/3LK, 4BC, 4WK)||Aug 2009|
|Pat Barton||(2LF, 2KO, 2HD)||May 2007|
|Pat McErlean||(ABC QLD, 4BC, 4TAB)||March 2016|
|Pat O’Shea||(4AK, 4GR, 4WK, 4KQ, DDQ TV, 4DDB)
Pat O’Shea was probably best known as a racecaller and football commentator in the Darling Downs west of Brisbane where he worked in both radio and TV and also wrote for the Toowoomba Chronicle
|Sept 2015||Thank you to Trevor Himstedt|
|Pat Saunders||(2MG, 2DU)||Feb 2015|
|Paul Barber||(3AW, ABC 774)||Nov 2012|
|Paul Bodington||(612 4QR Brisbane, 4GR, 4LM, 4KZ)||June 2005|
|Paul Bowles||(Engineer Sea FM/Gold 92.5)||May 2006|
|Paul Davies||(2VM, 2ST, 5DN, 7ZR ABC Hobart)
Paul Davies Tribute appears here:
|Paul De Santis||(8HA, 6SE, Radiowest 6VA)||Jan 2015|
|Paul Dix||(3MA, 2QN)||Sep 2013|
|Paul Dutton||(FM 104 4MMM/B105, TT-FM/Gold 104.3)||Jul 2000||Thank you to Rod Tiley|
|Paul Griffin||(4ZR, 4KQ, Nine QLD)||March 2013|
|Paul Hardy||(4AK, 4GR, 2KO, Hardy Audio)||Dec 2008|
|Paul Hussey||(2RG, 2WG, 2LT, 2SWR, WOW FM Western Sydney)||Nov 2011||Thank you to Barry Anderson|
|Paul Linkson||(5DN)||June 2009|
|Paul Lyneham||(2BL ABC 702 Sydney, Four Corners, Seven, 60 Minutes, The Australian)
Paul Lyneham won the 1977 Logie Award for Best Documentary for his ABC story on the Utah Corporation’s open-cut mine in Queensland
|Paul Ramsay||(Owner Prime Radio and TV Network)||May 2014|
|Paul Ricketts (Scott Newman)||(2UE, RMK)
Paul Ricketts was one of Australia’s best known and widely heard voiceover artists and narrators from the 1970s right through to the early 2000s. He was also the voice of The History Channel in Australia and worked on many Foxtel programs for over two decades. His list of ads and imaging spots for radio stations would number in the hundreds.
Paul Ricketts was also a qualified doctor, having graduated in 1962 in New Zealand where he also started his radio career.
At 2UE in Sydney he was on air as Scott Newman.
|Paul Sime||(3SH, 3TR, 3XY, 3UZ)||2001|
|Paul Turner (Paul Simon/Paul Crampton)||(2MG, 2DU, 2NZ, 2QN, 2GB, 2KA,3XY, 2SM, ABC TV Countdown)
Paul Turner was the original voiceover on Countdown before Gavin Wood
|Pedro (Peter) McHenry||(2GF, 3UZ, 2CH)||Oct 2015|
|Pete Davies||(2AY, The River Albury, Mix 104.9 Darwin)||Sept 2015|
|Peter Andren AM||(2GZ, ATN7, TCN 9, Prime)
Before becoming a journalist, Peter Andren was a teacher. He later worked in Sydney for Seven and Nine News and moved to Orange in 1977 to work with CBN 8 (Midstate/Prime TV) and 2GZ.
He was elected to Federal Parliament as an independent candidate in the Central West NSW seat of Calare in 1996. Peter Andren received the Order of Australia posthumously in 2008
|Peter Bergin||(2KY, 2UE, 2CH)||2003|
|Peter Bernados||(2GB, Nine, SBS)||Jan 2014|
|Peter Buzzard||(6PR, ABC, 96FM, TVW 7)||Jan 2017|
|Peter Carrodus||(GM 2CA, Macquarie Network, 2MBS)
|Peter Carson||(Chief Engineer 2BE/2EC)||March 2002||Thank you to Ian Wright|
|Peter Clarke||(4KQ, 4BH)||1972||This is Peter Clarke from Queensland, not Peter Clarke ex ABC 774.
Thank you to Ken Guy .
|Peter Dean||(6VA, 6PR, 6IX, 6KY, TVW 7, STW 9 Perth)||March 2013|
|Peter Edwards||(5DN, 5AA)||Date Unknown|
|Peter Egan OAM||(2MO, 2MW, ABC 4QR Brisbane, ABC-FM)||March 2011|
|Peter Evans||(3LO 774 Melbourne)||1985|
|Peter Harry||(3DB, 3KZ, Gold104, MCM)||Dec 2012|
|Peter Harvey||(2GB, 2UE, BBC, Nine)||March 2013|
|Peter James||(3BA, 3AW, 3UZ, Magic 1278)||2009|
|Peter Jeppesen||(ABC TV & ABC Radio)||May 2014|
|Peter Kaye||(4MB, 4BH, 2CA, 5DN, KA-FM, i98, 7LA, 7EX, 7HT)||Jan 2016|
|Peter Leonard||(2CA, ABC 2CN, ABC TV, WIN)
ABC Tribute to Peter Leonard is here:
|Peter Lucas||(3MP)||Feb 2015|
|Peter Luck||(ABC 2BL, 2UE, Seven)||Aug 2017|
|Peter Manolas||(3MA)||2005||Thank you to Glenn Looker|
|Peter McArthur||(3BA, 7HO, ABC 774 3LO, Radio Australia, 3ECB Eastern FM)||Jan 2017|
|Peter O’Callaghan (Poco)||(3UL, 2KO, 7EX, 3KZ, 3XY, 3UZ, EON FM, 3MP, Magic 1278)||Aug 2016|
|Peter Tangey||(3BO, Easy Mix 98.3, KL-FM Bendigo)||Aug 2018||Thank you to Brad Geier|
|Phebe Irwin||(B104.9, Wave FM i98)||Aug 2014|
|Phil Barnes||(3GV, Gold 1242, 3SR/SUN-FM, 3TR)||June 2013|
|Phil Charley OAM||(2CH, 3BO, 2GF, 4TO, 2LM, GM 4ZR, GM 2QN, 3NE, AFTRS)
Phil Charley was instrumental in training many of Papua New Guinea’s nascent announcers in the early 1970’s. Phil also served in the RAAF during World War II
|Aug 2014||Thank you to Denis Murrell|
|Phil Gibbs||(7LA, 3KZ, ATV 0)||Jan 2017|
|Philip Geeves OAM||(2CH, ABC Radio)
Philip Geeves was the official historian and archivist of the AWA Network. He joined 2CH as a junior announcer in 1936. He served in the Middle East during World War II with the 2/5th Field Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery.
He returned to AWA after the war and retired in the early 1970s but he continued to write over one hundred historical feature programs for ABC Radio. He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 1980.
|Ralph Bain||(3UL, 3MA, 3BA, 5DN, 2CC, 8DN, 5AN Adelaide, ABC Canberra)||March 2014|
|Ralph Elphinstone||(ABC Radio Albury, Rockhampton, ABC TV Sydney, Melbourne)||1983|
|Ralph Taylor||(First GM 4NA and 4GG, GM 2CC)||Dec 2015|
|Randy (Ransell) Wescombe||(7AD, 7EX, 3NE, 4MB)||Aug 2016|
|Ray Abraham||(1ZH Hamilton, 7EX, 2MW Radio 97, FM 94.1 Gold Coast)||Date Unknown|
|Ray Barrett||(4BH, 4KQ, ABC Radio)||Sept 2009|
|Ray Bean||(2TM, 2VM, 2KY, 2UW, 3MP, 2WS, 2UE, 2KA/ONE FM, RMB)||Aug 2018||Ray Bean was born in 1935|
Ray Bird was a long time announcer on 4TO but had also appeared in ABC radio dramas including “My Tale Is Told”, “Mr Brown” and “The Wisdom’ . He also wrote “On Stage with Ray Bird” a regular magazine column on life in North Queensland.
|Feb 2015||Thank you to Colin Morgan|
|Ray Chapman AM MBE||(3AW, 3XY, 3KZ)
Ray Chapman was a world renowned philatelist. Ray’s Australian Commonwealth collection is recognised internationally as the most comprehensive collection of Australian stamps ever formed, has been awarded several gold medals at international exhibitions and was the first Australian exhibit to be awarded a gold medal at an FIP World Exhibition.
|Ray Currie||(4WK, 2AY)||Sep 2015|
|Ray Gamble||(AWA, Technician 2UW, 2SM, 2RG, MTN9, AMI Network)||Dec 2011|
|Ray Grice||(3AW)||Date Unknown|
|Ray Holman||(6GE, 6PM, 6PR, Nine Perth)||March 2011||Thank you to Chris Ilsley|
|Ray McGregor||(4BH 4IP 4BK, B105)||Oct 1997|
|Ray Taylor||(2GN, ATN 7, ATV 0 & TEN, 3AW, 2BL)
Ray Taylor was also co-host of Australia’s first TV breakfast show, Channel Seven’s Today in the late 50s with Peggy Toppano.
|Rebecca Tynan||(Aust Traffic Network, Fairfax Radio Network, Macquarie Media)||Nov 2015|
|Rebecca Wilson||(Smooth 95.3, TEN, Seven, News Ltd, Fox Sports, Sky News)||Oct 2016|
|Reg Grundy||(2SM, 2CH, RG Capital Radio)||May 2016|
|Reg James||(Grace Gibson)||Jul 2015|
|Rex Gorwell||(ABC Melbourne, Radio Australia)||July 2018|
|Rex McLean||(7LA)||July 2018|
|Rhett Walker||(2UW, 6PR, 3DB, 3AK, 3KZ, First GM FOX-FM)
Rhett Walker was born in New Zealand and worked on radio in the US in the mid 1960s. He was appointed the first GM of Fox FM Melbourne in 1980 and created the station’s unique and successful music format which was a hybrid of the many different formats he worked on and listened to in California.
|Ric Plant||(Turf Talk 3UZ)||Feb 2015|
|Richard (Rick) Weston||(5DN, 5KA, 5AN ABC Adelaide, 5CL (RN) ABC-FM)||Aug 2017||Rick Weston passed away in Vancouver Canada, where he had been living since his retirement in the late 80s|
|Richard Combe||(3LO, 3MP, 3DB, 3AW, 3AK, Fox FM)||1995|
|Richard Marsland||(PBA-FM Adelaide, SA-FM, Triple M, Fox-FM )||Dec 2008|
|Richard Peach||(ABC Radio, ABC TV)||Dec 2008|
|Richard Winter||(5AU, 2AY/River, 5AD, Mix 102.3, Nova/Vega)||Jul 2013|
|Rick Palmer||(ABC, 5UV, 5RPH)||Sept 2016|
|Rob Astbury||(2VM, 3SR, 3CV, 7EX, 3TR, 3AK, 3DB, ATV 0, GTV 9)
Rob Astbury was the recipient of an unprecedented ten VFL/AFL media awards and two Logie nominations for his sports reporting.
|Rob Jackson||(5RM, 5AU, 3HA, 2QN, 2BE/2EC, 2WG)||Apr 2017|
|Rob Maynard||(2TM, 3KZ, 3DB, 3UZ, 3MP, 7HT, 6IX, 6KY, 6PM, 2GB, 2AY, 2CA, 2HD, 2CH, 2DAY, 2GO, 963Coast FM )||Feb 2015|
|Rob Neil||(2GZ, 2GO, 2WS, 2CH, Midstate Television/Prime TV)||Dec 2018|
|Robbie Snowden||(6IX, 4GG)
Robbie Snowden was also a talented singer and all-round entertainer who released several singles that charted around Australia.
A really great tribute and messages from icons of the Australian Entertainment industry are here:
|Robert Taylor “Pommy Bob”||(Engineer 2UE)||Apr 2016|
|Robin Howells||(3TR, The Age, Nation Review)||Aug 2015||Thank you to Ken Guy|
|Rod Batchelder||(3CV, 3GL, 3DB, 3LK, 2NX, 2KY)||May 1989|
|Rod Tiley||(4AM, 4CA, 4IP, 4BC, 4BK/B105 Triple M, 6PR)||July 2016|
|Rod White||(5AD, 5DN, TEN Adelaide, Seven News, Fleurieu FM)||Jan 2018|
|Roger Bush OBE||(2CH)
Reverend Roger Bush OBE (1918–2000) was a British-born Australian Methodist minister. He devised and hosted Connections, a three-hour talkback program on 2CH. Rev. Bush wrote a popular column for the Sydney Sun newspaper for 12 years. He also served with the RAAF in World War 2.
|Roger De Lisle||(5AU, 3UZ, ABC Melbourne)||Aug 2015|
|Roger Dowsett||(SABN, 5AU, 5RM, 5KA)||July 1976|
|Roger East||(ABC 774 3LO Melbourne, ABC TV, AAP)
Roger East was killed in East Timor while reporting for ABC Radio’s The Correspondents Report. Roger was the sole remaining foreign reporter in East Timor.
|Roger Lloyd||(PBS-FM, Casey Radio 3SER 97.7)||July 2017|
|Roger Pettitt||(2UW, 2CH and AWA Network)||Dec 2018||Thank you to Pete Graham|
|Roland Redshaw||(3DB, ABC Radio Melbourne)||Oct 2003|
|Roly Barlee||(3UZ, 3AW, 3AK, 3XY)
Roly Barlee was also an accomplished actor appearing on stage, in films and TV including playing the part of the Coroner in the first episode of Homicide in 1964.
|Date Unknown||Thank you to Paul Nicholson|
|Ron Atholwood||(3KZ)||May 1967|
|Ron Cadee||(3YB, 3KZ, 3DB, 3UZ, 3AK, QTQ9)||2004|
|Ron Casey OAM||(2KY, 2KA, 2SM, 2GB, Nine Network, TEN Sydney)
Ron Casey was a controversial radio presenter, sports journalist and TV anchor also well known as a boxing and wrestling commentator.
Ron began his career at 2KY in 1948 and commentated on several sports at the 1976 Montreal Olympics, he was also a swimming coach at North Sydney Pool up until the early 70s.
Ron Casey was awarded the Order Of Australia in 1988
|Ron Collett||(2UW)||June 2015|
|Ron Euling||(3NE, 3SR, GMV 6, GM Associated. Broadcasters, 98.5 Pulse FM Shepparton)||Sept 1998||Thank you to Graeme Macartney|
|Ron Gibson||(2MO, 2CK/2NM, 2HR/2NX, 2KO)
Ron Gibson was born in Tamworth in 1929 and started as a technician and announcer at 2MO.
He later joined 2CK Cessnock (which moved to Muswellbrook to become 2NM) and 2HR Maitland which became 2NX in 1954.
|Ron Haig-Muir||(6GE, 2WG, 2QN, 2LF, Vice-President FARB)
Ron Haig-Muir started his radio career as an announcer and copywriter at 6GE Geraldton in 1936 and later joined 2WG in Wagga Wagga where he was appointed Sales Manager in 1945. In 1947 he set up his own company which was built into Melbourne’s largest independent special radio sales operation.
In 1955 he bought 2QN Deniliquin in partnership with E. V. Roberts, taking control and operating as adjunct to the Melbourne sales activities.
In 1969, he became Executive Director of Riverina Broadcasters (2WG) and subsequently added 2LF Young to the company. Ron was also a Vice President of the industry body FARB, the predecessor to Commercial Radio Australia and inducted into the Commercial Radio Hall of Fame in 2002.
Ron Haig-Muir also served with the RAAF in World War II
|Rosemary Margan||(GTV 9, 3KZ, 3AW)
Rosemary Margan was a winner of six national water skiing titles and was also one of John Laws’ beauties on TEN’s Beauty and The Beast. Rosemary was married to 3AW Broadcaster Neil Mitchell’s brother Ross.
|Ross Warneke||(3AW, The Age)
Ross Warneke was a renowned newspaper journalist, television critic and commentator with The Age newspaper from 1971 to 2006 and from 1995, 3AW presenter and producer of The Neil Mitchell program and was at the helm of the show for the big news stories of recent decades, including the Port Arthur massacre and the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Ross covered many genres of journalism for major city newspapers including the Sydney Morning Herald, International newspapers, and international broadcasters such as the BBC and European media organisation.
A tribute to Ross Warneke from The Age appears here:
|Aug 2006||Thank you to Libby Warneke|
|Ross Weekes||(2PK, 4CA, 2WG, 2GB)||July 2014|
|Roy Harwood||(GM 3MA)||Date Unknown|
|Roy Tingay||(4BC, 3AK, 2SM, 3KZ, 4BH, 2NX, 2KM, 8HA, 5MU, NBN TV, ABC Grafton)
Roy Tingay served in Tobruk and New Guinea with the Australian Army in World War 2.
Roy’s tribute from the Courier Mail appears here: https://ausradiohistory.wordpress.com/2017/10/25/roy-tingay-entertainer-of-all-varieties/
|Oct 2010||Thank you to Ian Wright and Trish Tingay.|
|Royston Squires||(2GB)||Date Unknown|
|Russ Tyson||(4BC, 4KQ, 4QR)||Sep 2014|
|Sam Kronja||(2UE, 2SM, 2CH, 6PM, 6IX, Seven Perth)||Feb 2001||Thank you to Wayne Mac|
|Sean Flannery||(6KY, 2UE 2SM, 2GB, TEN)||Nov 2011|
|Selwyn (Sel) Jones||(2KO, 2KA, 2UW, 3KZ)||1990|
|Shane McFarlane||(6KA Karratha, 2CA, KO-FM, Mix 94.5 Perth)||Oct 2015|
|Shirley Bowie||(3CS)||July 2015|
|Sir Eric Pearce OBE||(2CH, 3XY, 3DB, 5KA, 3AK, Nine)||1997|
|Sir Keith Seaman OBE||(Chairman SABN – 5KA, 5AU, 5RM)||June 2013||Thank you to Ian Wright|
|Stan Gervas||(6KG, 6PM, 2CH, 2GB, 6IX)
A Tribute to Stan Gervas is here:
|Apr 2010||Thank you to Ken McKay|
|Stan Rofe||(7AD, 3AK, 3XY, 3KZ, 3UZ, 3DB, KZ-FM)||2003|
|Stan Zemanek||(1410 CFUN Vancouver, 2UW, 4TO, 2WS, 2UE, 2GB, 3AW)||July 2007|
|Stephan Kent||(8DN, 4AY, 4TTT, My105FM Mackay, Murri FM Mackay)||June 2012|
|Stephen Stickland||(3DB, 3GL, 3UL, 3YB)||Apr 2017|
|Steve Andrews||(Nine Brisbane, 4BU, B105, 4BC/4BH)||March 2008|
|Steve Cairns||(6PR, 2KY, 4BC, RSN, 4TAB)||Nov 2015|
|Steve Kelly||(Austereo)||Jan 2014|
|Steve O’Shea||(2WG, 3HA, 3NE, 2GF, 2NM, 2VM)||July 2017|
|Steve Swadling||(GM 2GN)||Dec 2012|
|Steven Alward||(SBS, ABC Radio and Television)
Steve Alward had a distinguished career of more than 25 years at the ABC as a reporter, producer and editorial manager, which included senior roles as Head of International News, Head of Policy and Staff Development and Head of Radio National.
|Strat (Stratford) Ward||(2XL, 2LM, 2NZ, 2LF, 2GZ, CBN 8, MidState Television/Prime)||Sept 2001|
|Stuart Matchett||(4ZZ/4ZZZ, Double J, Network PD Triple J, ABC DiG, ABC Jazz, ABC Country)
A great tribute to Stuart Matchett from Midnight Oil’s Peter Garrett is here:
|Stuie (Stewart) McInnes||(4TO, 2MW, 4BC, 4QN ABC North Queensland)
Stu McInnes started his career recording shows for Ipswich and Capalaba Drive-ins from a studio in Brighton, Brisbane. Before his first job at 4TO he worked at the Record Market in Brisbane and at one stage was a furniture removalist.
|Feb 2010||Thank you to Ren Zwiers|
|Sue McAlister||(ABC Radio, Radio Australia, BBC, The Herald Melbourne)
Sue McAlister was the producer of the BBC’s flagship news and current affairs program Newshour, which had a worldwide audience of several million.
|Ted Furlong||(3BA, 6VA Albany)||Date Unknown|
|Terry Dear||(2GB, 2UE, 3KZ, 3AW, 4BH, Nine, Seven)||June 1995|
|Terry Harkins||(2NZ)||Date Unknown|
|Terry Helgesen||(2WAY FM Wauchope)
Terry Helgesen was a life member of Hastings Community Radio 2WAY FM in Wauchope. He joined the station before it went to air, during the licence application process in the 1980s and was a presenter until 2011.
|Terry Hughes||(Seven, BBC, ABC Radio & Television)||Nov 2014|
|Terry Kerr||(4LG, 4TO, 4BC, 4WK, 2GO, 4GR, 4IP, Stereo Ten ‘Morning Zoo’, 4AK, Power FM Toowoomba)||Aug 2017|
|Terry Moore||(2 Double O, WIN TV)||Date Unknown|
|Terry O’Sullivan||(ABC Radio, The Age)||Apr 2018|
|Terry Pickles||(PBA-FM)||Jan 2014|
|Tiga Bayles||(98.9 Brisbane, Radio Redfern, National Indigenous Radio Service)||Apr 2016|
|Tim Franklin||(7HT,6KY, 2KO, 4CA, 4BC)||Nov 2015|
|Timi Arnott||(4CA, Sea FM, Nova100, KISS FM Melbourne)||Oct 2013|
|Tom Crozier||(2KA, 2KM, 2LT, 2LM, 2WL, 2SSR, 2RPH, 2UE, FARB & RMB)||Sept 2010|
|Tony Barnett||(ABC RN)
Professor Tony Barnett, was Emeritus Professor of Zoology at the Australian National University, presenter of ABC RN’s Science Show and a record 31 Ockham’s Razor talks on ABC Radio National, died in 2003 at the age of 88.
|Tony Charlton OAM||(3AW, 3UZ, 3KZ, Nine, Seven)||Dec 2012|
|Tony Dickinson||(2RE, 2KY, 4BH, 2UW, 2UE, TEN)
Tony Dickinson started his career as a cadet journalist at 2RE Taree.
|Sept 2014||Thank you to John Rogers|
|Tony Evans||(ABC Radio and TV WA)
Tony Evans was born in the UK and migrated to Australia in 1961. He joined the ABC in Perth, working as a presenter, reporter, writer and producer for television and radio. During this time, he was awarded a Churchill Fellowship. Tony Evans was also the first host of the ABC-TV WA edition of “Today Tonight”.
Tony Evans passed away in the UK, where he had been living for a number of years.
|Tony Gordon||(5SE, 5AU, 5KA, 2UE, Seven, QTQ9)||2001|
|Tony Joyce||(ABC Radio AM PM, ABC TV This Day Tonight)
Tony Joyce was killed in Zambia while reporting for the ABC. He was posthumously awarded the Media Peace Prize by the United Nations Association
|Tony McLaren||(3CV, 7EX, 3UZ, 2UW)||1967|
|Tony Schmidt||(4MB, 2MW, 4GG)||July 2018|
|Tony Williams||(2PK, 2KO, 2HD)
Tony Williams left the industry in the mid 1970s to sell insurance in the Newcastle area
|Date Unknown||Note: Not Tony Williams GM of Wave FM and HO-FM Hobart.|
|Twink Story (Edwina Ford) OAM||(PD and Presenter 2HD)
From the 1940s till the late 60s Twink Story was one of the best known radio personalities in Newcastle. She was awarded the Order Of Australia in 1986
|Vaughan Harvey||(Vaughan Harvey Radio School Adelaide, 5KA, 5AD, 5AA)||Jan 2015|
|Vern Haycroft||(3YB, 3SR, 3UL, 3CS)||July 1992|
|Vernon Turner OAM||(Founder Christian Broadcasting Association 2CBA/Hope 103.2).
Rev Vernon Turner established the Christian Broadcasting Association Limited (CBA), a non-profit organisation that supplied free programs to radio stations. Sydney’s Hope 103.2 started broadcasting as 2CBA FM in March 1979.
|2006||Album photo – thank you to Ramon Williams|
|Vi Greenhalf||(3XY, 3AW, GTV 9)
Vi Greenhalf and her husband owned the well known Melbourne Restaurant The Walnut Tree
|Vic Braham||(5DN)||May 2005|
|Vic Davies||(2KA, 2WS, 2WL, Club Veg Triple J, 2SM, 2MMM, Triple M Perth, MIX 106.5, Star 104.5)
Vic Davies was probably best known for the radio comedy show Club Veg (which was initially called The Morning After Show) with his on-air partner Mal Lees. The show started on Triple J in 1984 but before this, Vic worked at 2KA, then 2WS for the Mad Mel show in the evenings and 2WL.
Also at 2KA in the early 80s was Mal Lees but they did not work together at that stage. Vic was copywriter, did jingles, production and voice overs while Malcolm Lees did a variety of shifts. In the mid 80s Vic moved to 2WL as creative director and to do jingles, parodies and other show elements.
In 1986 the show moved from Triple J to 2SM and then to Triple M Sydney in 1988 before heading to Perth in 1994. Club Veg had its final outing during Vic and Mal’s second stint at Triple M Sydney between 1998 and 2002.
|Nov 2009||Thank you to Peter Hand, John O’Callaghan, Lee Jay Richards and Col Lee|
|Vince Curry||(4GR, 4BC)
Vince Curry was one of Australia’s best known racecallers. He started at the age of 17 on 4GR and in 1960 moved to 4BC. He also called boxing and Olympic events including Munich in 1972.
Australia’s richest maiden race for greyhounds, the Vince Curry Memorial has been run in Ipswich since 1985.
A tribute to Vince Curry by Paul Dolan from Ipswich Greyhound Racing Club is here:
|Vince Lovegrove||(5KA, Nine Network)
Vince Lovegrove was a member of 1960s band The Valentines, with Bon Scott who Vince would later introduce to AC/DC. Vince was one of Bon’s closest friends right up to his death in 1980.
In the early 70s Vince wrote for Go-Set magazine and was the creative director for 5KA in the. Later in his career he became an artist’s agent and manager representing Jimmy Barnes and Divinyls.
He moved into Television in the late 70s working on A Current Affair and as a producer on The Don Lane Show.
Vince won a Human Rights Awards in 1987 for his documentary “Suzi’s Story,” which told the story of his wife’s battle with HIV-AIDS and aimed to raise awareness that AIDS was not just a “gay disease.” His son Troy also tragically died of AIDS just before hi eighth birthday.
Vince Lovegrove died in a car accident near Byron Bay, on 24 March 2012
|Vincent Smith MBE||(2UE, 2GB, 5DN, 5AA, Seven News, The Australian, National Times)
Vincent Smith was awarded the MBE in 1980
|Wal Morrison||(2DU, 2KO, 2NX, NBN 3)
Wal Morrison was also lead singer in Dubbo band ‘Ides Of Man’.
|Wally Chamberlain||(Engineer 3XY, 3DB)||2008|
|Walter “Wally” Grant||(2KY, 2KA, 2LT, 2BS, 2DU)||1961||Thank you to Ian Wright|
|Walter Eastman OAM||(ABC Radio Tasmania, ABC PM, The Mercury Hobart)
Wal Eastman was born in Sydney in 1928 and joined the ABC in 1945, working in several states and Papua New Guinea as well as become the first Canberra reporter for PM before moving to the ABC in Hobart in 1973. He later became Assistant State Manager until he retired at age 55.
In 2010 He was awarded an OAM for his service to the performing arts and to the Tasmanian community. Walter Eastman was also the long time theatre reviewer for The Mercury newspaper in Hobart.
|Jan 2018||Thank you to Nick Weare|
|Ward “Pally” Austin||(2KA, 2UE, 2UW, 2WS)||Aug 1998|
|Warren Atkinson||(4GC, 4ZR, 4LM, 4HI, 3NE, FM 99.7 Redcliffe)||Jun 2010||Thanks to Darren Roberts|
|Warren Pain||(8DN, 8TOP-FM Darwin)
Warren Pain was also a thoroughbred horse owner/trainer and the first newsreader on Darwin’s NTD 8 Television
|Warren Tansley||(7HT, 2GN, 3HA, 3AK)||July 1976|
|Warwick Rankin (Wazza The Rock Dog, Commander Strongarm)||(2MMM and TEN)||Jan 2015|
|Warwick Teece||(2HD, 2NX, 2KO)||Feb 2012|
|Wayne Gear||(2BH/Hill FM)||Aug 2015|
|Wayne Gregson||(3BO, Gold 98.3, The Sun, Bendigo Advertiser)||Apr 2019|
|Wayne Tregaskis||(5AD, NWS 9 Adelaide, 0/10 News Melbourne)
Wayne Tregaskis left the industry to join Qantas in a PR and media management role. Wayne died in a boating accident in Sydney in 2012.
|Wayne Wilson||(4RO, 4BC, RadioTAB)||June 2014|
|Wilfrid Thomas||(ABC Radio)
Wilfrid Thomas started with the ABC in 1936 and was later appointed the ABC’s first Federal Director of Light Entertainment. His program The Wilfrid Thomas Show began on ABC Radio in 1941 and ended its phenomenal run on December 28, 1980.
|Wyburn Taylor||(6KG, 6IX, 6KY, 6PM, 6PR)
Wyburn Taylor was one of 6PR’s original Good Guys in 1964
|1997||Thank you to Wayne Taylor|
|Yolanta Novak (Green)||(5AU, 3CS, 2GO, 3AW)||Aug 2018||Thank you to John Kerr|
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