Tribute to Bob Rogers

Published on: June 2024

Record: HANSARD-1323879322-141701

Tribute to Bob Rogers

Ms FELICITY WILSON (North Shore) (21:51:11):A Pub with No Beer

It is with sadness that I acknowledge the passing of Mosman local Bob Rogers at the age of 97. Bob, affectionately known as "Balmoral Bob", was Australia's longest serving radio announcer. His impressive career spanned nearly 80 years, with humble beginnings as a panel operator in Melbourne in 1942. Bob was the first Aussie DJ to play Slim Dusty's . In 1958 he launched the first top 40 countdown. Bob also accompanied The Beatles on their tour through Europe, Asia and Australia in 1964, earning him the honorary title of "the Fifth Beatle". Bob's colourful and wildly successful radio career ended in 2020, when he retired at the age of 93. Now, Bob is remembered by his friends and family as a fantastic man with a keen sense of humour, known for his kindness and charisma. The Australian public remembers him as a radio legend. For many years, Bob was the Aussie voice of radio, a household name and beloved Mosman local. He will be missed. I extend my condolences to his family and friends. Vale, Bob Rogers.

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