Tim Flynn’s final whistle

ABC NewsRadio sports reporter Tim Flynn has died of Cancer in Perth at the age of 54. For several years Tim had waged a valiant fight against cancer, working full time until just a couple of weeks ago.

Tim’s career in radio began in Hobart but he was well known to audiences around the country. He had stints on commercial radio in Hobart, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney before joining ABC NewsRadio shortly after the station was launched in 1994.

In television he worked for Channel Nine first in publicity in Melbourne, and later as special events manager for the network. Raised in Victoria he loved Perth, and was PR manager for the Americas Cup Syndicate “Kookaburra” when the challenge was staged off Fremantle.

And it was in the west that he made his mark as an AFL caller, a game he’d
played in earlier years. He put together 6KY’s on-air team, and later also hosted Channel Seven’s “World of Football” in Perth.

He was a valued colleague …. and will be sadly missed. ABC NewsRadio extends
it’s sincere condolences to his family.