Vale Reg Ferguson

Former 2DU/ZooFM Dubbo broadcaster and General Manager Reginald John (Reg) Ferguson died on July 8, aged of 90.

Reg joined 2DU in 1952 as an assistant accountant, becoming accountant and sporting editor in 1954 and company secretary of Western Broadcasters in 1956. During the 1950’s and 60’s, Reg called horse races and rugby league games on air, as well as hosting the weekly Sports Review program. He was appointed General Manager in 1973, and held this position until his retirement at the end of 2001.

Reg Ferguson (right), with Dubbo Mayor Ald. Norm Cox, turning the first sod on 2DU’s Carrington Avenue Studios, 22 September 1978.

At his retirement just shy of 50 years since he began in radio, Reg stated that he was proud of his station’s record in providing a community service to its listeners. He listed one of his greatest accomplishments as being the establishment of Dubbo’s first commercial FM radio station, ZOO FM, in 1997. Reg was also an inaugural, and long-serving board member of Lourdes Hospital, Chairman of the Walter T. Grant Senior Citizens Centre, and member of the Dubbo Ducks swimming Club.

Reg is survived by his two children and their families.

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