Vale Jose Auditore

Most people know Jose Auditore as one of the founders of the Radio Green Room chat group, but not everyone knows of his extensive media career.

Jose was born in Mudgee and got his first radio job at 2MG. After that he worked for radio and tv stations throughout Australia and all over the world. His most recent job was with Optus Sports, a task which took him around the country and allowed him to meet with many members of the Green Room facebook group.
After 2MG, Jose moved to Canberra to work in Defence Media PR in Canberra, then he moved to Adelaide to work in print media at the Adelaide Advertiser. His love for radio drew him back to 4CC then 4VL in Queensland. 
He also worked in the music industry as an audio engineer at EMI Records and Virgin Music then worked in sport for Network Ten.
Itchy feet took him travelling. He moved to America at ESPN, 92.5 WXRV and 93.3 KGSR, then moved to Europe, working at El Pais, Agence France-Presse and Virgin Radio Italy. He was also Music Director for AlItalia’s Inflight Music Service. 
Jose also worked as a media and broadcast liaison officer for the Sydney Organising Committee of the Olympic Games, and later joined Optus Sport as an audio engineer.

“Jose often contacted us about stories that broke through his contacts or the Green Room. “Jose’s smile, positive attitude and energy were infectious. Whenever I talked with him he impressed me with how connected he was to all sectors of the radio industry and how he loved the audio craft. From time to time we met for a coffee and discussed formats, technology and the good ideas he had for the future of radio. Jose will be missed by all of us in the radio industry, we are all better for knowing him. Rest in Peace Jose,” said radioinfo publisher Steve Ahern.

Jose was in close contact with all the radio industry websites, so, in a unique display of industry respect for Jose, we are publishing comments from our competitors as well.

Greg Newman from Jocks Journal:

I think my fondest memory of Jose would be of August 2019 when he picked up my son and I in Sydney and drove us to the Radio Green Room get-together at Annandale. On the drive he shared various snap shots of Sydney – often radio-related – and as we travelled we heard a variety of music and stations that he had tuned in on his car radio.

He truly was a ‘radio groupie’ – and I mean that in the nicest possible way.  He was passionate about radio.  He also loved hanging around with radio people and at each Radio Green Room get-together he would always bring his copy of Wayne Mac’s ‘Don’t Touch That Dial’ radio history book that was filled with autographs of people in the radio industry.  A top bloke who’ll be missed by many.

Jake Challenor from Radio Today and The Music Network:

Jose Auditore’s passion and knowledge for all things radio were contagious.

Within days of acquiring Radio Today, he arrived at my office in Crows Nest to ‘say g’day’. We ended up talking about the radio biz and the media industry for hours. It was the first of many visits. He was a regular story whisperer and fact-checker on many great yarns over the past few years. He will be missed by many and remembered by all who knew him.


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