Former ABC broadcaster Philip Satchell has died at the age of 83.
Phillip was a familiar voice to ABC Adelaide listeners for decades, and helped develop the next generation of ABC presenters.
ABC Director of Regional & Local, Judith Whelan, says, “We were saddened to hear of Philip Satchell’s death overnight. Philip was central to the development and success of ABC Radio in South Australia for more than four decades.
“He set the highest standards for himself and the station and always put his listeners first. His calm, thoughtful and probing approach to an interview – along with the use of his famous ‘pregnant pause’ to illicit more from his subject – will be his legacy.
“It remains a cornerstone of ABC Radio Adelaide to this day. He will be missed by all those who knew him and worked with him at the ABC. Our thoughts are with his wife and daughter at this time.”
Spence Denny and ABC Local Content Manager Graeme Bennett paid tribute to their friend and colleague.