The ABC has honoured Eoin Cameron‘s legacy with the creation of a 3-month paid radio internship for a regionally-based West Australian, and by renaming the ABC’s main Albany studio “The Eoin Cameron Studio.”
Eoin, who started his radio career in Albany, presented Breakfast on ABC Radio Perth for many years, consistently rating number one.
In the wake of Eoin’s shock death last year, the ABC, together with his family, want to acknowledge and recognise his radio career, with its roots in regional WA.
ABC Radio Perth manager Sarah Knight says, “Eoin made the skill of radio broadcasting look easy, he literally was a daily part of the lives of so many people and his death was felt strongly across the WA community.
“We felt it was important to provide a mechanism for a regionally based West Australian to follow in Eoin’s career footsteps by providing a new pathway to working at ABC Radio Perth.
“We’re looking for someone with radio in their blood. They must be a natural storyteller and be curious about the world we live in.
“You’ll spend time with all our programs in Perth as well as in our newsroom. It’s a great opportunity for someone at the start of their radio career.”
Alongside the internship and studio renaming is the release of a tribute CD featuring some of Eoin Cameron’s finest moments on air. Eoin Cameron’s finest moments on air.
The double CD from ABC Audio includes classic ‘Cammo’ moments, a recording of Dusty Springfield’s ‘Goin’ Back’ by WASO and Eoin’s interviews with Geoff Hutchison and Richard Fidler.