Veteran radio and TV broadcaster Tony Dickinson admitted to hospital, battling cancer | radioinfo

Veteran radio and TV broadcaster Tony Dickinson admitted to hospital, battling cancer

Sunday 17 August, 2014

Tony was diagnosed 18 months ago but has only now gone public.

Prior to his television career, "Dicko" worked in radio. He’s a former Program Director of radio 4BH in Brisbane but is arguably best known as the breakfast Newsreader at 2UE where he was the first to break the news about the tragic Granville Train Disaster in 1977. 

Tony pioneered Australian TV's 6pm one-hour news format at SAS10 (now SAS7).

He's best known as the frontman of Channel Ten's Adelaide News in the 1980's,  working alongside Anne Wills, Jane Reilly and Anne Sanders - just to name a few. 

Well Wishers can contact Scott Mayman - 4BC News Director.  [email protected]

Scott worked with Tony in Sydney Radio and has been asked to act on behalf of the family. 

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18 August 2014 - 1:02pm
A dear friend who supported me when we both joined 2UW breakfast in 1972. A rich bountiful voice with a devilish personality to boot. He met Sharon in the 2UW sales dept, (see I told you to stay OFF the 4th floor) and have been happy (I hope together for 40 years).
Tony started reading for me via 2UE when I worked at 2KO in 1969, I drove him mad to join me on 2UW and he later returned to 2UE and then 2KY.
Tony is one in a million and I LOVE HIM as a dear friend. Malcolm T Elliott
18 August 2014 - 4:44pm
I echo Malcolm T's comments entirely. I was part of the team that Malcolm refers to working at 2UW on "Breaky" with Malcolm and Tony. Tony is a true professional with a golden voice. They were heady days and a whole lot of fun. Sharon is also a lovely person and I regret we have all drifted apart.
I'm sure Tony has the inner strength to fight all this and naturally we all wish he and Sharon all the very best at this time.
David Wynter.
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