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