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Vale Pete Davies

Tuesday 08 September, 2015

Host of MIX 1049’s morning show “360” Pete Davies, lost his battle with cancer last night and passed away surrounded by his family in Brisbane Royal Hospital.

Pete had been diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus and had been undergoing chemotherapy and surgery.

The very close team at Northern Territory Broadcasters are devastated at the loss of a man who is considered a close friend and mentor to many.

Northern Territory Broadcasters released a statement this morning saying,“Pete was a true radio man and a passionate exponent of the top end, its people and the lifestyle. As a broadcaster, a mentor, a fisherman and a mate, he will never be forgotten. We will miss him dearly and at this time our thoughts are with his family.”

 The NT News reported on Pete's illness recently and said:

"The radio shock jock known for his tough exterior and tell-it-like-it-is attitude chose to share his diagnosis with his listeners, and has been overwhelmed with the support."

"He has even had support from those who he often doesn’t see eye to eye with but said he shouldn’t be surprised, they are, after all, Territorians."

"You can tell Pete’s love for the job when he talks of the support he has received since his diagnosis, particularly colleagues Katie Woolf and Paul McLaughlin who he describes as 'professional and fun, and make it a joy.’"

 

 

 

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WJW
8 September 2015 - 4:54pm
I was greatly saddened to read this news today.
In all my years of interactions with Pete (going back to 1997) with emails and phone calls, he has always been polite, charming and filled with gratitude. He will be sorely missed. I cannot imagine how upset his colleagues and family must be, and to them I send my sincerest blessings of comfort and kindness.
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