Vale Ross Goodwin
It has been a terrible week for New Zealand radio, with the passing of legendary broadcaster Sir Paul Holmes, and Kiwi journalist Rebecca Davidson.
Now, comes the news that another notable Kiwi broadcaster, Ross Goodwin (pictured), has passed away.
Goodwin's radio career started at 4IP Brisbane, and 4LM Mt Isa, before he was hired as an Announcer on what was at the time a pirate station in Auckland, the famous Hauraki, in 1967.
Years later, through the 80's, Goodwin programmed Hauraki leading the station to the number one ranking.
In recent years he was the voice of TV2 New Zealand, Hauraki and Sky, and he consulted extensively to a number of New Zealand radio stations. In the early 2000's he consulted to New Zealander Steve Rowe during his time at Mix 101.1 in Melbourne.
Goodwin once famously described his secret as "20 smokes a day and plenty of wine".
There are a number of tributes to Ross Goodwin at the Hauraki 'Pirate Years' facebook page here.