BOOM Radio honours Brad McNally, the ‘Ninja’

BOOM Radio is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and throughout the last decade the studios have seen many industry professionals contribute to the development of students and BOOM.

In celebration, BOOM Radio students and alumni at North Metropolitan TAFE have made the decision to honour one of radios greats, Brad McNally, by renaming Studio 3 the Brad ‘Ninja’ McNally Studio, more affectionately referred to as the ‘Ninja’ Studio.

During his time at 96FM, Hot Tomato and throughout retirement, Brad dedicated hours of his time to BOOM delivering numerous master classes and mentoring sessions, sharing stories and knowledge from his 45-years of experience in the radio industry.

Even during his battle with cancer Brad continued to support students, alumni and lecturers, and was often seen around the BOOM studios where he recorded his McNally Masquerade program for based out of Canada.

The studio Brad based himself in for the Masquerade is the one being honoured in his name.

Phillip Vinciullo and Annwen Burrows, Broadcast Radio and Podcasting at NMT said “Brad had a presence that lit up a room and inspired you to create great radio. He was both intimidating and charismatic, tough and caring in equal measure.

“To have been able to work with Brad over the last decade was a dream come true. He has left a lasting impact on a generation of BOOM Radio students and staff. It’s fitting to rename a studio in Brad’s honour for our 10th Anniversary”.

This weekend marks one year since McNally’s passing. The BOOM Radio and NMT collective send it’s love and support to Brad’s wife Margaret, his daughters and extended family.

BOOM Radio will give acknowledgement to Brad, and thanks to all who have contributed throughout the last 10 years at its anniversary party ‘BOOM’s Big Birthday’ at Badlands Bar Perth on November 10 and look forward to sharing more of the 10th anniversary celebrations in the coming weeks.