Vale Brad McNally

Brad McNally has passed away after a long battle with cancer.

Brad grew up in Toronto, Canada, and had a distinguished career with CFNY before travelling the world to take up positions in Finland, Sweden and Ireland before making Australia home.

Stations he worked at here include 6PR, 96FM, Gold FM and The Edge.

In 2016 he was forced to retire as content director at Hot Tomato on the Gold Coast after being diagnosed with brain cancer.

After surgery in 2017, Brad returned to his adopted home of Perth to focus on his health, and to pursue travel plans.

He passed away peacefully on the weekend and is survived by his wife Margaret and daughters Skye and Kimberley.

Scott Mayman has added his tribute to Brad:

Sadly,  I’m writing about another mentor who played a major part in my career – and a wonderful genuine person who we have lost.

I first met Brad, around 2014 or so as part of a mentoring program established by Fairfax,  when I was ND at 4BC.   I was paired with Brad as part of a corporate mentoring program,  in which I was to learn more about broadcast operations.   Brad was the ideal mentor.    He was at 96.1 Perth at the time (Then owned by Fairfax).  His knowledge was incredibly vast and the pointers he provided were incredible.

We kept in touch and I was so delighted when he moved to the Gold Coast as PD of one of our local stations here.   He was just 10 minutes up the street from me.

Sadly,  this is where it was revealed that he was not well.     He went back to Perth to be with his family,  but we kept in touch.    He was very proud to boast about an online radio station that he was involved in. – Main Page  I still remember how enthusiastic he was about providing his voice to this station.

To me,  Brad was such a warm inviting person.  It was a joy to be mentored by him.

I thank him for the vital operations experience he provided,  but he was more than just a mentor.   He was radio.

My thoughts and prayers are with his wife and children.   You can be very proud of him.