Bob Francis says goodbye to radio after 57 years

Staff Writer

A month ago, dmg Radio announced that veteran Fiveaa Night Announcer Bob Francis would be retiring at the end of 2013 after 57 years in the industry (see more here).

However, last night Francis did his last ever radio show, with a bunch of local and national celebs recording vignette's or dropping by to say farewell.

Here are some of the highlights from last night including his emotional final break.

Farewell Montage – including radio heavyweights John Laws, Ray Hadley, Alan Jones, Neil Mitchell, Derryn Hinch and many more
or hear it here

He couldn't finish up without abusing a listener
or hear it here

Bob reveals what the dmg lawyer told him before his last show
or hear it here

Adelaide radio legend John Pemberton – Bob and The Beatles
or hear it here

ex-Fiveaa drive host Graham Cornes – his fight with Bob over a carpark
or hear it here

Bob had his phone on during the show and we could hear him receiving messages, so his producer tried to get him to turn it off.
or hear it here

Adelaide radio legend Jeremy Cordeaux – his memories of first meeting Bob
or hear it here

Johnny Young – says thanks live from The Festival Theatre
or hear it here

Here's a YouTube clip of Bob Francis At His Best :-


Fiveaa's Tim Ginever sang one of his songs for Bob Francis at a farewell function in the reception of dmg Adelaide ….


Bob during his final break on radio ….

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