Nikole Gunn

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.

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Brendan Barnes
29 May 2018 - 1:03 pm

So sad to hear this news.
Condolences to Don’s family.
RIP Mad Dog you wil be missed.
“Please stay off the ground until the second siren has sounded”
Legend.

Greg Haycock
30 May 2018 - 6:32 am

Dear Mad Dog….you were more than just a radio person….you were an icon. I only worked with you for a short while but that filled me with a lifetime of laughs and memories. From the “war stories” over a beer through to enjoying your “office” in your trusty Camry. The man may be gone but the legend will live on.