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Vale Gordon ‘Googy’ O’Byrne (1948-2022)

Gordon O’Byrne, well known Perth radio personality has died. ‘Googy’ had just turned 74 on February 1. He worked at Perth stations 6PR, 6PM, 6IX, 6KY and 96FM. He was actually the first live jock on 96FM when it went to air on the 8th August 1980. In his later years he also worked on Coast FM Mandurah as well as Curtin Radio. Outside of WA he also had a successful stint on 2SM Sydney in the 1970s. (Information courtesy of Chris Isley).

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  1. I met Gordon when I was 17 and an aspiring jock in Perth and both Claremont supporters. We have been friends since then and worked together at 2SM in Sydney as well. We kept in touch. I spoke to him on his bthday on February first and it was the same ole Googy. Full of laughs. I might add he was the best disc jockey I have ever heard and admired his talent greatly. Goodbye my friend.

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  2. What a legend, my memories of Gordon was hosting the request midday shift on 2SM in the 70’s… he filled my day with joy….RIP

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  3. I remember him when he did the late afternoon (drive) program on 2UW in 1979-1980, he lasted approximately 10 months with the station.

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  4. THE best. radio voice in the business! A pleasure to work with and an all round ‘nice dude. RIP Gordon.

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  5. THE best. radio voice in the business! A pleasure to work with and an all round ‘nice dude. RIP Gordon.

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