Vale Darren Madigan


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.

Audio of Darren Madigan

Darren Madigan

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