Kevin John Death – Dead: Melbourne radio announcer Kevin John has passed away. Kevin John was reported to have died few days ago from an undisclosed illness. He died at the age of 66 at his home in Wonthaggi.
Kevin trained at the Lee Murray radio school and then worked at 3HA Hamilton and 3TR Sale before moving to the big smoke. He worked on Melbourne radio stations including Magic 1278, 3AW, 3KZ and 3UZ.
Sports reporter, Shane Mclnnes first reported that the renowned presenter has passed on. In a series of tweets he wrote “Incredibly saddened to learn the news of Kevin John’s passing. KJ was a shining light in the offices of
@3AW693 & @Magic1278 To me personally he was always incredibly supportive, and he was just a joy to have a chat to. One of the true gentlemen of Melbourne radio.”
To me personally he was always incredibly supportive, and he was just a joy to have a chat to.
One of the true gentlemen of Melbourne radio.
— Shane McInnes (@shanemcinnes) August 23, 2020
Tributes Floods Twitter
Just heard news that Kevin John .. great radio guy has died . Totally shocked and saddened. He was only 66 . His great mate Brendan McGrael died earlier this year and his other great mate Peter O’Callaghan died only a few years ago . R I P
— Tony Tardio (@tonytardio) August 23, 2020
Kevin John, one of the kindest people I ever met in radio or out, has passed away…he was just 66! A true radio fan and a great radio professional…took me under his wing when I lobbed at 3MP for my first metro gig in 1983…a terrible loss pic.twitter.com/ug6hO56Uzm
— mike perso (@mikeperso) August 23, 2020
Kevin made his way to Melbourne in 1975 and was working in a department store with microphone in hand, spruiking when he was discovered by Lee Murray. Lee was a broadcaster who spotted much talent in his years, and trained up many of the radio greats who have graced the Australian airwaves.
Equipped with the beautiful voice he was born with and the skills he learned from Lee, Kevin worked at 3HA Hamilton and 3TR Sale before moving on to Melbourne’s capital city stations. He made many friends and many fans during his time at 3KZ, 3MP, and 3UZ.