Radio stars in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Staff Writer

Radio stars are amongst those recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List today.

2UE morning announcer Angela Catterns (left) was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for ‘significant service to the broadcast media industry as a radio presenter, and to social welfare organisations.’

Catterns is a radio veteran who hosted mornings on Triple J, evenings on ABC Local Radio and breakfast on 702 ABC Sydney. She also broadcast on 2SM and Vega and has emceed countless charity fundraisers.

Also recognised for charity work was i98's Marty Haynes whose acknowlegment read: ‘for service to community health, particularly cancer support organisations’.

In 2005, Haynes started the i98 Camp Quality Convoy, an annual event featuring motorbikes and trucks that has raised $4.5 million.

Former 3AW presenter Keith McGowan (right), who passed away when he suffered a stroke in his sleep just days before Christmas, was honoured with an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for for 'service to broadcast media as a talkback radio host’.

McGowan started in radio at 3UZ in 1957 and worked at 17 stations before retiring in July 2011 after 21 years on 3AW.

Radio sports commentators Ray Warren and Phil Gould were named for their services to broadcast media while TV host and smoothfm host Richard Wilkins was acknowledged for his charity work.

Also amongst the honourees were retired Lieutenant Colonel John Moore, named for ‘significant service to the commemoration of Australian military and sporting events as a radio broadcaster and television presenter’ and Eleanor Witcombe, named for ‘significant service to the arts as a writer for radio, film, television and theatre’.

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