Sydney radio legend Doug Mulray of Triple M breakfast and WS FM drive fame has passed away at the age of 71 on March 30. At the time of publishing (1.30am AEDT) this had not been reported on any news service but had been confirmed by a few close friends. In December 2022 it was reported that he was struggling with a chronic illness.
Friend Dave Carlson on Facebook stated: “The sad news is correct. I saw Doug only 3 weeks ago and while he wasn’t well, he was still his kind, witty self. An absolute legend who was very supportive of me when we worked together at Triple M.”
Mulray began his career at 2AD in Armidale but rose to fame at the ABC’s radio station 2JJ in the late 1970s but then left to join Triple M (Audio) in Sydney in 1982. He also worked on drive at 2WS but left the station in 1999. In the ‘90s he hosted the TV program Beauty and The Beast as well as his own short lived show Mulray.
In the 2000s he also was seen on Foxtel’s MusicMax channel. The breakfast show was simulcast on basement.com.au and MusicMax between 7-9am weekdays.
He was inducted into the Commercial Radio Hall of Fame at the ACRAs in 2019. Video of speech.