Vale Geoff Rudge
ACE Radio lost one of its family members and “one of the true gentlemen of the Australian radio industry” overnight, with the passing of Geoff Rudge.
Geoff sadly lost his battle with leukaemia. He had been battling it since late last year, and had made some positive inroads but suffered complications in the last few weeks that he couldn’t overcome.
Rowly Patterson Ace Radio Network Chairman paid tribute saying:
“Geoff was one of the kindest, most caring people that you are likely to meet and was an inspiration to us all. One of the true gentlemen of the Australian radio industry.
“On behalf of the entire ACE Radio family, I would like to express my sincerest condolences to Shirley, Jennie, Belinda, Steve and the extended Rudge family. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with them all at this incredibly difficult time.”
Geoff joined the ACE Radio Group back in 1989 as General Manager of 3SH. Six years later he moved to the same position at 3TR. Since 2000 he has been the networks General Manager of IT.
A memorial service will be held at the Grain Shed, Church of Christ, 2 King St Swan Hill, this Friday 5th June at 1:30pm.