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3AW studio to be named in honour of Keith McGowan

Friday 20 June, 2014

Following recognition of the late Keith McGowan in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours List, 3AW will remember Keith by naming a studio after him.

Keith passed away last Christmas after a lifelong career in radio.

Orders of Australia for Angela Catterns and the late Keith McGowan

Monday 09 June, 2014

2UE morning presenter Angela Catterns has been recognised with an Order of Australia in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for her radio and charity work.

Other radio people to be recognised include, smoothfm's Rchard Wilkins (below left), the late Keith McGowan, ABC Canberra Sports Broadcaster Tim Gavel, John Moore and Elanore Whitcombe.

Tribute to a Loveable Rogue

Monday 23 December, 2013

 Obituary by Peter Saxon

After 54 years in radio, the last 21 with 3AW, Keith McGowan aged 68 decided to retire. He pulled his last Mid – Dawn shift on July 22, 2011.

Taking on retirement at a furious pace, I’d never known him to be more content... more at one with the world. A bushie at heart, he and his soul mate, Angela, would pack up “The Blue Ranger” and head off into the scrub for weeks on end listening to some remote radio stations along the way. They were living their dream. Now, sadly, it’s over.

Vale ​Keith McGowan

Sunday 22 December, 2013

Radio loses one of its true individuals.

Last Friday night radio veteran, and prolific contributor to radioinfo, Keith McGowan suffered a massive stroke while in bed asleep. Sensing that he had stopped breathing, his wife Angela performed CPR on him and managed to get him breathing again while she waited for the ambulance.

He was rushed to hospital where doctors told his loved ones that it would be a “miracle” for him to pull through. And even if he did he would likely be paralysed from the neck down.

Parish Pump Broadcasting done Wright

Sunday 29 September, 2013

Keith McGowan profiles Ian Wright.

It could easily be argued that the Fleurieu Penninsula is the most popular part of South Australia. With towns like Strathalbyn, Goolwa, and Victor Harbor along with attractions like the Cockle Train, the Horse Drawn Tram, the Whale viewing, Penquins on Granite Island, the paddle steamer ride to the mouth of the Mighty Murray - and if the cap fits the Maslin Nudist Beach.

In a field of opals Keith McGowan finds a rough diamond

Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Coober Pedy describes itself as “The Opal Capital Of The World.” And it most likely is. The mining town is located  846ks from Adelaide and 685ks south of Alice Springs. It’s fair to say it’s out of the way.

Coober Pedy is  also home to maybe 3,250 to 4,000 people. Nobody knows for sure exactly how many.  What is known is that 59 nationalities are represented with a large number of Greeks, who put on their now famous, and looked forward to, Greek Bar-B-Que every Thursday night at the Greek Club. All welcome.

A child of radio

Friday 21 June, 2013

Keith McGowan profiles Elliott Lovejoy. If a radio broadcaster can have a pedigree Elliott Lovejoy of Berri’s Magic931 certainly has one, and with plenty of black type too as his Grandfather is George Lovejoy the legendary Rugby League commentator.

George who died in 2003 called League on 4BH through the 1950’s and 60’s for a total of 652 games, and is credited with coining the phrase used in promotions by the NRL “The Greatest Game Of All.” A plaque to honour the sports broadcaster is  displayed at Suncorp Stadium.

The dynasty that’s worked at one Melbourne station for three generations

Monday 01 April, 2013

Keith McGowan chronicles the James Clan and their long history at 3AW

3AW recently celebrated 80 years of broadcasting and for most of that time there’s been a member of the James family at the callsign.

Firstly it was (the late) Peter James, an exceptional and much loved personality spanning  the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.

Radio Newsreader was not Stephen Calvert's first career choice

Tuesday 19 February, 2013

Keith McGowan profiles Stephen Calvert

Stephen Calvert (below left) was born in Maffra, near Sale, Victoria, in 1957, and although born there Stephen doesn’t recall  much about the Gippsland town as his parents Bob (a car salesman) and Imelda and Brother and two Sisters moved around a fair bit. 

Every day is Golden at 95.7fm

Monday 28 January, 2013

A local station inspires Keith McGowan to recall his own golden years growing up in Melbourne: I was born in 1943, 11 kilometres from Melbourne, in Glenhuntly, as WW2 was coming to an end. The area’s postcode was SE9, indicating it was the 9th suburb from the City in a South Easterly direction. Today the post code is 3163 and in 1993 Glenhuntly was changed to Glen Huntly, the name of the ship that sailed from Greenoch in Scotland and arrived in Port Philip Bay in 1840 with passengers and crew suffering from “The Fever”.

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