The Passing of a Legend: Mr T

Staff Writer

Sad news from the West late today, Rod Tiley has lost his battle with liver cancer.

In March “Mr T” signed off for the final time at 6PR Perth, after a radio career spanning four decades. Rod was diagnosed with liver cancer in October 2015 and sadly after intensive treatment he confirmed on-air at the time that it was a battle he has not been able to win.


6PR released a statement online:

6PR is saddened to announce the passing of Rod Tiley, a respected and much-loved member of the 6PR broadcasting team. Rod passed away this morning surrounded by his loving family.

“Mr T” as he was affectionately known, joined 6PR in 2011 after a successful career in Queensland spanning almost four decades. He started in radio at 4AM in Mareeba in 1973 and over the years worked as a Music Jock, Journalist, Sport Commentator, News Director and News Talk Presenter, with Brisbane being his home for many years.

He retired from his full-time role as 6PR News Director in September 2014 but continued to have an important role mentoring the developing talent in the newsroom whilst still presenting 6PR’s Weekend Wakeup with Sue McDougall up until March 20, 2016.

Rod showed an indomitable spirit in recent months as he battled cancer and leaves a proud broadcasting legacy and an indelible mark on those he worked with him and with the many listeners who heard his broadcasts.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Rod’s wife Marie, his sons Ben and David, daughter in law Carissa, grandchildren Ella and Connor and his many friends across the country.

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