Triple M stars Paddy Gerard and Rob Palmer pay touching tribute to radio presenter Bob Peters who has died at age 62 after long battle with illness
Popular Triple M radio star Bob Peters died last week after a long illness.
And on Friday, Paddy Gerard and Rob Palmer of Central Coast’s 107.7 Triple M gave Peters, who was 62, a touching send-off on their breakfast show, playing a highlight reel of his work.
Peters was a veteran of Central Coast radio and Paddy and Rob were both clearly shaken over the radio favourite’s recent passing.
Radio presenter Bob Peters (pictured) has died following a long battle with illness. During his career on the airwaves, Peters notably worked as an announcer for 107.7 Triple M on the Central Coast
‘Bob Peters served many years on air across the Central Coast, many of them on air on 107.7 FM,’ the breakfast hosts of the Paddy and Rob Palmer Show, said in a shared statement.
‘He started his career on 2GO (before it became Triple M) in 1980 and has never stayed far away from those studios,’ they continued.
‘Triple M was lucky to have known and worked with Bob for such a long time. Bob… will be missed and remembered everyday.
‘Our thoughts are with all of his friends and family on this sad day.’
On Friday Paddy Gerard (right) and Rob Palmer (left) of Central Coast’s 107.7 Triple M gave Peters, who was 62, a touching send-off on their breakfast show, playing a highlight reel of hisv best work
He was also employed by the Nine Network and ARN, and provided voice-overs for Channel 10 and Fox Sports.
Peters had battled ill health since his mid-forties when he was diagnosed with a chronic illness, polycystic kidney disease.
Peters was a veteran of Central Coast radio and Paddy and Rob were both clearly shaken over the radio favourite’s recent passing
He had reportedly waited a decade for a kidney transplant, only for doctors to discover five years after the successful operation that Peters had terminal cancer.
After this prognosis, he quit work and travelled across Australia in an RV, going up the west coast to Darwin before returning to the Central Coast, reports Radio Info.
His funeral was held on Friday, June 24 at Mackay Family Funerals in Ourimbah.
‘Triple M was lucky to have known and worked with Bob for such a long time. Bob… will be missed and remembered everyday’ they said in their tribute. Pictured: Peters, Paddy and Rob at work at Triple M
It’s the second loss for the radio world in a month, after Peter Harvie’s recent death.
Harvie was a media and advertising executive best known for being the long-time former chairman of Austereo, which later became Southern Cross Austereo.
During his five decades in the industry, he mentored several generations of radio talent, including Hamish Blake, Andy Lee, Eddie McGuire and Kyle Sandilands.
It’s the second loss for the radio world in a month, after Peter Harvie’s (pictured) recent death