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Vale Ted Seymour (1947-2022)

Ted Seymour, well known Brisbane radio manager, has died aged 75 following a long battle with cancer. He passed away at Redlands hospital surrounded by his family. He is best remembered for his time as station manager at Brisbane’s FM 104. (Pictured with Tony Edwards at BAY FM).

Tony Edwards, shared his memories on the Radio Green Room Facebook page:

“Ted commenced his broadcast career as a young lad at 8DN Darwin.

Such was his talent, he made the extraordinary move from spinning Slim Dusty in the Territory to former progressive rock pirate , Radio Hauraki in NZ.

From there to Radio Windy in Wellington as an accomplished PD, before finding his way home to Australia as inaugural PD of 4MMM, then later as GM when the station morphed into the incredibly successful FM104.

A stellar radio career in management that took two radio stations to number one, including the extraordinary rise of FM104 Rock in Stereo Brisbane.

FM104 achieved staggering “telephone book” audience numbers in a cap city market never equalled …with near 40% all ppl …Under Ted’s wand, FM104 dominated all day parts, and all key adult age groups 18- 24, 25 -39, 40 to 54…with greater than daylight to nearest competitor in all measures.

FM104 Rock in Stereo was much more than just a radio station, it was a phenomena crafted by Ted’s consummate dedication to what radio could be.

Just an extraordinary accomplishment.

Following an absence from the broadcast industry of more than 20 years, Ted then dedicated his final 5 years in re establishing now one of the most successful community radio broadcasters in Australia …BayFM 100.3 based in the Brisbane’s Bayside & Redlands.

In just the weeks prior to his appointment BayFM, the station faced enormous challenges with potential cessation of operations in sight.

Hopefully many in SEQ will find their way next Wednesday at Brisbane’s RATS luncheon at the Pineapple Hotel to raise a glass and salute the passing of one of our industries greatest.

RIP Ted Seymour, a mate to many, a inspirational mentor to many more.


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