Radio and Television Pioneer: Reg Grundy Dies

Staff Writer

Self-made Australian media mogul Reg Grundy has passed away aged 92.  2GB’s Alan Jones said on his show this morning that Grundy “passed away in the arms of his beloved wife Joy on their Bermuda estate”.

Reg Grundy, who left school at 15 and served in the army during World War II started working in radio as a sports commentator for 2SM Sydney, also doing voice-over work for then cinema advertiser Chas E Blanks.  In 1957 Reg began working at 2CH Sydney where he developed and hosted the radio show Wheel of Fortune; which later debuted on the Nine Network in 1959.

Reg’s media empire spanned both Television and Radio, and it is with regional radio where RG Capital was a major force accross the country. RG Capital went on to become Macquaire Media after being aquired by the Bank, those same stations now form part of Southern Cross Austereo’s regional Local Works and Hit Network brands.


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