Country Bob Browne retiring after 40 years on air

The radio host, poet and musician is retiring from 2GLF.

Country Bob Browne, the founder of bush-rock band, “Kelly’s Heroes”, is described as a brilliant writer of Australiana and bush history. A great supporter of up and coming new talent, Bob featured a wealth of Aussie singers and songwriters on his weekly radio show Country On on Radio 2GLF.

A dab hand on the slide-guitar, Bob is also a poet and songwriter.

In a Facebook post, Bob said: ‘I’m retiring from COUNTRY ON and 2GLF. After 35 years or so, and 40-odd years of being on air it was an extremely hard call. The production of the show was falling off as my health deteriorated to the point I needed help on the panel to continue.

“For more than 10 years COUNTRY ON has worked to promote our wonderful indies, and to give our young talented youngsters a chance of airplay. Always recalling with excitement the first time I heard my very own song played on air, I just wanted to give others that thrill.

“Being a supporter and Ambassador for the ICMA has been a wonderful association. Thank you very much to Donna and all great people involved with ICMA for retaining me as Ambassador. I will post more in a while.
“I have more to say and many people to thank but I must thank Clem and Dorothy along with Kaz Johnson who have kept COUNTRY ON music on air the last month or so. Thank you so much my Friends.”

On October 26th, Clem Rook posted to ‘The Bob Browne Country Radio Show’ Facebook page:

“We regret to advise that Bob’s health is not good at this time. Your thoughts and prayers would be appreciated as he contemplates heart surgery early in November. He is also contemplating retirement from radio. He has advised his last broadcast is to be on Tuesday 14th November 2017. Dorothy and myself will endeavour to continue supporting ICMA artists on our program Magnificent Music Machine 9am – 12 noon Mondays.
Clem Rook​”

Bob’s final program will be heard from 12pm on Tuesday November 14 on 89.3fm 2GLF. Listen online at

Check out Bob’s interview with musician Rod Dowsett in Tamworth: 


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