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 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.