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Vale Grant Goldman

Friday 17 January, 2020
Grant Goldman at the mic. Inset: recovering in hospital 2011. Photos supplied

Grant Goldman has passed away just shy of his 70th birthday.
 
The Australian radio and TV personality has had a long battle with cancer, being finally diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2017.

​Perhaps one of the most recognised voices in Australia it is hard to find somewhere Grant hasn’t been involved.  Hundreds of thousands of Sydney-siders would know his voice as their train arrived to take them to work or home, or to hear all too often a service disruption message on the Sydney trains network. 
 
Grant began his radio career at 14, and over the years has worked at 2TM, 2WG, 4NA, 4BC, 4IP, 5AD, 3UZ, 2UE, 2DayFM, 2WS, 2SM and the Super Radio Network.

 
 
His television career included compèring the first colour transmission of Countdown on the ABC, as well as stints on Stairway to the Stars and Juke Box Jury on 7 and It’s A Small World on Channel 10,  and he was the voice of cinema advertising through the Val Morgan group, recorded tour guide on the Sydney Explorer and Bondi explorer bus networks, Announcer at the Sydney Olympic Games, Announcer at the Sydney Football stadium, Stadium Australia and the SCG, even the Blue Mountains aren’t big enough to stop the Goldman voice being your automated tour guide.

He was well known to Manly RL fans as the voice of Brookvale Oval where he was the ground announcer from 1983 until he stepped down in 2016.



Tributes have been flowing in on the 2SM Breakfast show's facebook page from listeners and radio colleagues.



 
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Wendy Jane
17 January 2020 - 12:00pm
Not surprising news, as his battle has been long and hard, but very sad. We have been Facebook friends for years and he was such a positive and special man - he will be very much missed, not just by the radio community, but in every area of life that he touched. Farewell friend
Keith Williams
17 January 2020 - 4:37pm
Grant Goldman was instrumental in getting me my first job in radio in 1970. I was 16. He was at 6KY in Perth and I was hired to do Breakfast and Drive on 6NA Narrogin 'relayed' from the 6KY Studios in James St Perth. We were part of the Sunday Times newspaper group. He taught me how to be a jock. Later after moving to 4IP in Brisbane we ended up there together too. Last time I saw him was at lunch in Sydney some 12 months ago. He was ailing but still with that sharp wit and sparkling outlook. A true broadcaster. Rest in Peace dear friend.
Bob Glover
18 January 2020 - 8:58am
I was saddened to see that Grant Goldman had passed away.
He worked in Perth in the early 70’s. First on 6KY and then 6PR.

Besides being great on the radio, he compared a lot of concerts, including a Deep Purple one at Beatty Park Aquatic Centre, where he famously jumped into the water… ice and all!

Rest in Peace Grant.
I have attached 2 Top 40 charts from 1971.

EDITOR: Thanks Bob, we have put the charts into the story.
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