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Radio broadcaster Grant Goldman has passed away at 69 years of age.

Goldman lost a long battle with cancer, with the disease having been diagnosed as terminal in 2017.

He had an incredible innings in radio and broadcasting in general, getting his start at just 14.

Over the years he worked at 2TM, 2DAYFM, 6PR, 2UE, 2GB, 2WS, 3UZ and had two stints at 2SM, and more recently on Breakfast across the Super Radio Network.

Goldman was known as the voice of Brookvale Oval, having been the ground announcer for the Manly Sea Eagles for most seasons since 1983. He stepped down in 2016.

He was also the very first host of TV show Countdown, worked for Channel 7, Sky, and the Val Morgan cinema group. He spent time as an announcer during the Sydney Olympics, as well as at other NSW grounds including the SFS, Stadium Australia.

Tributes have begun rolling in across social media networks including Twitter.

In 2016 a GoFundMe page was launched to help Goldman fight the five cancers he suffered from.

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Grant Blackley
17 Jan 2020 - 12:28 pm

A great broadcaster and wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

17 Jan 2020 - 2:06 pm

also known as the recorded voice of cityrail in sydney in the 1990s

17 Jan 2020 - 2:10 pm

Still the BEST public transport (Sydney trains) voice ever, I miss his familiar tone – may he RIP
LeW (7 days older than him), CHIFLEY (Sydney)

Kay McBurney (Barclay)
17 Jan 2020 - 2:14 pm

Dearest Grant, ‍♂️‍♂️‍♂️
you are now an angel in heaven, your many friends will look after you, i am sure they have a microphone all set up for you so you can broadcast daily happenings.
“Zoom” through the clouds, you are now a free spirit with no more pain. Love K

17 Jan 2020 - 2:59 pm

I have no words to express how much sadness I feel hearing this news. Grant will be missed by so many as he was a good friend, mentor, top bloke, funny man & a loving father & husband just to name a few. My sincere condolences & heartfelt sympathies go out to Manel, Ally, Mike & all his extended family. Thank you Grant for all you have done x

Tony Reed
17 Jan 2020 - 3:04 pm

RIP , Goldy you will be sadly missed Mate !

17 Jan 2020 - 3:42 pm

Condolences – particularly on behalf of my mother ( 93 years young)
She’s so sad to hear this news. She tells me she had lent him her angels to give him some extra time, and said she woke up every day happy hearing his voice. Thank you Grant.

17 Jan 2020 - 3:45 pm

My heartfelt thoughts to his family & to all who had the pleasure of working with him.

Jill nelis
17 Jan 2020 - 7:12 pm

Loved to listen to Goldie on the radio. Brought so much joy and laughter to his listeners. Fought so hard. Rest easy Goldie. A true gentleman

John hancock
17 Jan 2020 - 7:15 pm

Was also once a member of a country cricket club / team along with 10 other Goldman’s .

Nancy's Mcgrath
17 Jan 2020 - 8:38 pm

Grant was missed and will be missed .
A great man
Thinking if his family

Michelle Pitt
17 Jan 2020 - 9:42 pm

Very sad news today..!!! It was great working with you at 2SM . It was such fun and a honour to know you. Your a special man Goldie. Rest In Peace and prays for your family.

Mary Dowling
17 Jan 2020 - 10:16 pm

You were so happy even though you must have been so much pain you made me happy grant with your all things you spoke about in your life your wife your older children and little Alixandra god bless your family and keep talking thanks Mary xxc

Lynette jones
18 Jan 2020 - 9:09 am


18 Jan 2020 - 9:20 am

Great man loved his show he will be saddley missed

Lynette jones
18 Jan 2020 - 9:22 am

God bless you mate, such a huge loss to all of us and your family xoxo

Cheryl Cooke
18 Jan 2020 - 9:30 am

Rip Grant ! One of the most beautiful voices !

Adam Joseph
18 Jan 2020 - 10:26 am

While I never worked with Goldie, met him many times when he worked Melbourne in the 1970’s. A most positive, friendly being you could ever meet. RIP

John Lynch
18 Jan 2020 - 10:44 am

Sad news about Goldie met him couple times at Brookie when the Newtown Jets played Manly there,good bloke RIP mate

Barry Simpson
18 Jan 2020 - 10:50 am

RIP Goldy. You will always be remembered for your wonderful wit, your hilarious and uncanny humor, and your true professionalism in radio broadcasting. Your love of country music and country musicians, will forever cement you as an individual who genuinely cared and entertained many early morning listeners. Thoughts and prayers with family and friends.

Rick Stephens
19 Jan 2020 - 8:07 am

We are so sad to hear about Grant ,he was a great talkback radio announcer ,I would listen to him every morning in my car being a sales representative,he was a lovely guy,a real achiever and very intelligent,our sincere and deepest condolences to his family,he will be sadly missed by all who knew him RIP Grant.

19 Jan 2020 - 9:37 am

RIP Grant. Thank you for the many years of entertainment.

Kathleen Miller Branch secretary
22 Jan 2020 - 4:23 pm

Thanks Grant Goldman for all that you did to promote the Nambucca Heads branch of the Country Women’s Association over many years. It was a privilege to meet with you and Justin many years ago when you visited this part of the Mid North Coast.
May you rest in peace now, safe and no more pain.
Our collective prayers and sincere thoughts are with those who loved you.
You were in deed a wonderful person, God Bless you, your family and friends.

28 Jan 2020 - 11:04 pm

Genuine, articulate, sensitive, caring, a great debater and listener.
Aussie to the bone & proud of it, Grant was truely the fabric our flag is printed on.
Thanks for always keeping it “real”, relevant & honest, not many left come close to you!.
He’s earn his place “upstairs” with an Eagles grand stand front row seat forever.
God bless all your family, we all miss you number 1.

Sue Kent
19 Jan 2021 - 11:39 am

So sad I’ve only just found out of his passing. I used to listen to him every morning from 5.00 am – 6.00 then I put the NBN on and could never get a clear reception in the bedroom!! He was a great announcer. Him and his offsider would always give me a laugh first thing in the morning. RIP a great man


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