Mike Gibson who has had a career in radio, television and print as sportscaster, talk show host and lifestyle columnist has passed away at his Central Coast home aged 75.
Mike Gibson began his media career as a print journalist covering greyhound racing and rugby league, then moved to radio, joining George Moore on the 2SM Morning show in 1976, before switching to 2GB in 1979.
He then began hosting Wide World of Sports in 1981.
Debbie Kruger’s site remembers Gibson and Moore as the pre-eminent celebrity interviewers on radio in the late 1970s in Sydney.
“All the overseas stars were lining up to be interviewed by them. They were an interesting pair; Gibson the ocker Aussie bloke and Moore the mild-mannered straight guy… The combination really worked like magic, and I had to find even more reasons to stay at home from school during the years Gibson and Moore were on air together.
“As well as interviewing, they offered opinions – sometimes controversial, usually with some humour – on the news issues of the day, and they took requests and general calls from the great unwashed of Sydney.
“Ably supported by their executive producer John Brennan (a radio legend who deserves a whole website to himself) and secretary Maureen, they were the best morning team in radio anywhere,” writes Ms Kruger.
Make sure you visit the picture gallery too.
2GB’s Ben Fordham was one of the first on radio to play an audio tribute.