Grant Goldman has passed away just shy of his 70th birthday.
The Australian radio and TV personality has had a long battle with cancer, being finally diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2017.
Perhaps one of the most recognised voices in Australia it is hard to find somewhere Grant hasn’t been involved. Hundreds of thousands of Sydney-siders would know his voice as their train arrived to take them to work or home, or to hear all too often a service disruption message on the Sydney trains network.
Grant began his radio career at 14, and over the years has worked at 2TM, 2WG, 4NA, 4BC, 4IP, 5AD, 3UZ, 2UE, 2DayFM, 2WS, 2SM and the Super Radio Network.
His television career included compèring the first colour transmission of Countdown on the ABC, as well as stints on Stairway to the Stars and Juke Box Jury on 7 and It’s A Small World on Channel 10, and he was the voice of cinema advertising through the Val Morgan group, recorded tour guide on the Sydney Explorer and Bondi explorer bus networks, Announcer at the Sydney Olympic Games, Announcer at the Sydney Football stadium, Stadium Australia and the SCG, even the Blue Mountains aren’t big enough to stop the Goldman voice being your automated tour guide.
He was well known to Manly RL fans as the voice of Brookvale Oval where he was the ground announcer from 1983 until he stepped down in 2016.
Some really sad news this morning…
Radio great and long-time @SeaEagles ground announcer Grant Goldman has died, aged 69.
The broadcaster passed away last night after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Our deepest condolences to his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/ctPAvytFQL
— 2GB 873 (@2GB873) January 16, 2020
Tributes have been flowing in on the 2SM Breakfast show’s facebook page from listeners and radio colleagues.
We lost a legend today. Little piece of my heart is gone forever.
Love you Dad https://t.co/QwBzIpyQZG
— Mike Goldman (@mikegoldmanlive) January 17, 2020
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