Vale Darren Madigan
Queensland broadcaster Darren Madigan passed away in Far North Queensland on Friday June 15 after a long illness. After a successful career as a rep for the movie the industry, Darren turned his hand to broadcasting. His passion and love for sport led to a successful sports program on Logan Radio 101FM which later moved to the ABC on the Gold Coast. "ABC Coast Grand Stand" was a popular show for the local station, becoming the number one rated program for the station.
Darren moved to Inverell with a stint at 2NZ as the afternoon talk show host with the Super Radio Network, but moved back to the Gold Coast to head up a sport based program on 92.5 GOLD FM.
He then returned to his grass roots of North Queensland, but still managed to broadcast a show from his home at Atherton, which was broadcast on 101FM Logan City. More recently, Darren enjoyed presenting a regular segment on REBEL FM Breakfast with Ash and Jake.
Sports publicist Ian Hanson has commented on Darren's passing, "He was a special guy... It was a pleasure to meet him and have the honour of working with him - he was the heart and soul of sport for the ABC on the Gold Coast and was such a loyal person. It was a pleasure to work with him and have some fun with him".
It was Darren's wish to be cremated in North Queensland with a small service in Townsville, followed later by a gathering to be held in South East Queensland. Details of arrangements are yet to be advised.