Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Perth, Australia: Vale Errol Battersby (known as Jim Beam) has passed away

The man known on air in Perth as Jim Beam, has passed away, aged 69.

Errol was heard on 6KY, 6IX and 6PM during his time on air in the 1960s and 70s. He was part of the 6IX Easy Rolling format at the height of the station's popularity.

He also worked at 5KA Adelaide during the late 1960s, using his real name on air then. Since leaving commercial radio he worked in marketing in Perth and also had a stint working for Perth's aboriginal community station 6AR during the early 2000s.

Known for his stock of red hair and his deep radio voice, Errol was sought after for voiceovers, as well as standard radio shifts. Using his voice to advantage, he was also known to do a good version of the Lee Marvin song Wandering Star.

If you would like to leave a tribute to Errol, also known as Jim Beam and Big Red, post your comment below.
[My deepest condolence to his family. May his soul keep in peace] [Md. Azizul Alam Al-Amin]

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