RIP Dean Banks

Former 3AW breakfast presenter Dean Banks has passed away after a long battle with cancer.

Dean was co-host of the Breakfast program with Ross Stevenson from 1990 to 2000 on the show originally known as Lawyers, Guns and Money. He had a long career in radio in Australia and New Zealand before joining 3AW.

Paying tribute to Dean, Nine Radio’s Tom Malone said:

Dean was the ultimate gentleman and true professional, always helping those around him to do their best and not to dwell on mistakes which can happen making live radio, one favourite saying was “don’t worry it’s flying past Mars now”, don’t worry about the past just make the next thing better. Dean taught many people the craft of radio and how to make it sound effortless.

We all owe a lot to Dean and he will be sadly missed.

Our thoughts are with his wife Diana and extended family.

With sadness in his breaking voice, Ross Stevenson told listeners about Dean’s passing on the 3AW breakfast show this morning.

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