‘Great voice, big heart’: RIP Bob Peters


Friends and former colleagues are paying tribute, as the radio industry mourns the loss of Bob Peters.

Bob – a former announcer at 107.7 Triple M on the Central Coast of New South Wales – passed away following a long battle with illness.

He also worked at ARN and the Nine Network and was a voiceover artist at Fox Sports and Network Ten.

Bob is being remembered by former workmates a professional, a gentleman, and a pleasure to work with, with one describing him as “a great voice with a big heart.”

A lifelong South Sydney Rabbitohs fan, Bob was also the ground announcer at their home ground.

He also announced the cycling medal presentations at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Bob had been battling a chronic kidney condition since his mid-forties.

Ongoing dialysis every second day in hospital kept him alive, but the side effects of the disease mounted, from countless golden staph infections to preventative brain surgery for an aneurysm.

After 10 years on the waiting list, Bob finally received an organ transplant, but a terminal cancer diagnosis in 2021 prompted him to quit work and chase his dream of touring around Australia in an RV.

Bob’s funeral was to be held at Mackay Family Funerals, Ourimbah, but the location has since chanced to accomodate a larger attendance.

The funeral will now be held at The Lakes Church, 6 Pioneer Avenue, Tuggerah NSW, at 1 pm on Friday 24th.

The wake location will remain the same and be held at the Tall Timbers Hotel, Ourimbah.

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Cassie A
17 Jun 2022 - 10:08 am

RIP Bob – one of the greats of our era.

17 Jun 2022 - 2:31 pm

Radio has lost a great talent and for those who knew him, a wonderful friend and colleague.

Bob had a fantastic voice and he knew how to use it. When I think of him, I remember so many laughs. He had a tremendous ability to make people laugh and laugh. What a precious gift to make others happy. My sincere condolences to his family.


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