Vale Jim Beam

Staff Writer

Perth radio veteran Jim Beam has passed away. Jim was formerly of 6KY, 6IX and 6PM, and began his career in Adelaide under the name 'Big Red'.

Legendary Perth announcer and good friend of Jims, Gary Shannon, revealed the news on his Facebook page, commenting;

“It is with great sadness I would like to let any body who knew him or any person who remembers Jim Beam. I first met Jim when I was 17, working at 6KY in James St. Jim was a larger than life character, a big man with a lot of red hair and a big personality."

“Everybody loved Beamy, including me. t is with tears in my eyes I send this post and just wanted to say thanks to the ‘LARGE ORANGE CREATURE’ for sharing part of his journey with me and for his encouragement, advice and kindness towards me in the early days".

“Heaven has a new hot booming voice. RIP Beamy, I'll miss ya mate.”

Picture taken from PerthNow where you can read more.

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