Radio legend recognised
Eoin Cameron’s regional radio roots will officially be recognised today when the main studio at the ABC Great Southern in Albany is named in honour of the veteran broadcaster.
ABC’s main Albany studio will be unveiled as the the Eoin Cameron Studio after the shock death of the 65-year-old in June, while a three-month paid radio internship will also be launched in his honour.
Mr Cameron began his radio career in Albany as an 18-year-old at 6VA which led to him meeting his wife Wendy, who also worked as a broadcaster.
He was regarded as the undisputed king of Perth breakfast radio, consistently rating No.1 before retiring last March after 47 years on air because of ill health.
He had been visiting relatives in Albany and made a guest appearance when he dropped into the Albany ABC studio just days before his shock death.
ABC Radio Perth manager Sarah Knight said the ABC and Mr Cameron’s family wanted to recognise his radio career, which began in regional WA.
“Eoin made the skill of radio broadcasting look easy. He literally was a daily part of the lives of so many people and his death was felt strongly across the WA community,” she said.“We felt it was important to provide a mechanism for a regionally based West Australian to follow in Eoin’s career footsteps by providing a new pathway to working at ABC Radio Perth.”
A tribute CD featuring some of the broadcaster’s finest moments on the air has also been released.
Applications for the internship open on Thursday and close on May 14.
To apply visit abc.net.au/careers
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