As smoothfm prepares to mark ten years on air tomorrow, one very important person will be missing from the celebrations.
The loss of Glenn Daniel continues to be felt deeply across the radio industry as a whole.
Glenn – who co-hosted smoothfm’s Sydney breakfast show and was News Director at Nova Entertainment – passed away in December, just two weeks after his family had gathered to celebrate his 60th birthday.
Glenn had recently been off work following a heart operation.
Six months on, his brother Terry tells Radio Today “Glenn would have been delighted to be part of the smoothfm 10 year milestone. He really loved working at Smooth.”
Terry says Glenn derived great enjoyment from his role on the breakfast show with Bogart Torelli.
“Being part of that team was really important to Glenn and very special. He felt very comfortable working with Bogart and they had great camaraderie together.”
“The team at Smooth that produces the breakfast show – as well as the podcast Glenn was doing with Smooth – was superb. He always had high praise for the work they did and that showed in the awards and the ratings.”
Glenn is fondly remembered by those who were fortunate enough to work with him as one of radio’s true gentleman and a consummate professional.
Glenn was also a consultant for Terry’s company Air News Media, happy to share his advice and expertise.
Terry says it’s still hard to be believe he’s no longer with us.
“We certainly miss him. There are many times when I think I will just give him a quick call but I know he’s not really there. I recently I had another trip to Sydney where I realised I couldn’t go and visit him so yeah, it’s tough. I think the industry is obviously missing him as well.”
Terry says Glenn was well known for being meticulous and organised.
“He always had lists of things that he had planned to do and his diary was always up-to-date with where he should be.”
“Even putting together a funeral service to celebrate Glenn‘s life was easy because he’d mapped it out already.”
“I’m sure he knew after speaking with his cardiac surgeons that there was a risk and that his heart may give out.”
“So he planned the way ahead – making it easier for all of us to remember him.”