Vale: John Stokes

Staff Writer

John Stokes, former ABC Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast announcer passed away at the weekend after a long battle with cancer.

John was part of the team that started the ABC Coast FM brand on the Gold Coast back in the late 80’s. John then launched ABC Coast FM on the Sunshine Coast. There he was the breakfast host for many years. After more than 40,000 interviews and hundreds of radio programs, John Stokes said goodbye to breakfast radio for Coast FM in 2013.

ABC Coast FM have shared a video of John talking about his achievements and favourite moments over the years as he left the ABC. You can view it here.

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