Radio veteran Colin Cameron dies at age 87 following long battle with pulmonary fibrosis
Radio veteran Colin Cameron has died aged 87 after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis.
He landed his first radio gig in 1953 at 2MG in Mudgee after winning competitions on 2UE and 2GB.
Cameron became radio manager at 4LG in Longreach at just 23, Radio Today reported.
He worked alongside the likes of John Laws, Bob Rogers and Tony Withers early in his career.
He was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia on Australia Day this year for his long radio career.
Radio veteran Colin Cameron (pictured) has died at the age of 87 after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis
After receiving the award, he told the Lismore App: ‘What a climax for a career filled with passion for radio. I was speechless. It was an awesome, humbling feeling.’
‘Being acknowledged for service to the community by delivering information and radio services is a source of great pride. I was always striving to be the best. So creating a business that I was proud of was my motivation.’
After retiring in 2011, Colin drove for Hart Services and worked with the Lismore Base Hospital Auxillary.
Cameron’s friend Ken Guy shared a tribute on Facebook following news of his death on Tuesday
Ken Guy shared a tribute on Facebook following news of Cameron’s death on Tuesday.
‘Sad news once again with the death of Top Radioman Colin Cameron.’
‘I met Colin when he came to one of our RATS lunches at Palmwoods. I never worked for him, but I have photos of when he owned my old station 3SH during its re-build.’
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