Vale Don Dwyer
The Geelong radio community is mourning the death of favourite son and legend, Don ‘Mad Dog’ Dwyer. He passed away on Sunday after suffering a stroke at home late last week.
Dwyer was heard for many years on 3GL/K rock after launching his career in the 60s at Albury’s 2AY before a stint in London.
On his return to Australia, he worked at Melbourne’s 3DB before taking up a position at 3GL.
People growing up in Geelong loved him not just for his radio work, but also as ground announcer at Kardinia Park during Cats’ home games.
After his time on air, Don worked in promotions and then sales at K rock and bay 93.9, before announcing his retirement a few years ago.
K rock and bay 93.9 general manager Andy Mathers has paid tribute to Dwyer, who he says was loved by all.
“We were his family away from family and we shall treasure those moments we had.
“I had the pleasure of working with Donny and calling him a mate for many years across a number different roles.”
Vale Don Dwyer.