Vale Sammy Power

She was delightful and always lit up the room…

Radio presenter Sammy Power has died aged 55.

Sammy studied at AFTRS and began her career on air with a brief stint in regional radio, before getting her break in Sydney hosting breakfast on Mix 106.5 (now KIIS).

She was teamed with Jason Bouman with good ratings success in the early 2000s.

She left Mix in a format reshuffle, then worked at Wave FM Wollongong.

Sammy was also on air at Triple M Brisbane and Hot 91 Sunshine Coast.

Five years ago we reported that she married herself  and was feeling fit and healthy after returning home  to Queensland and working in the family business.

She loved cats and recently lost one of her long time pets.

Posts on Sammy’s facebook page are full of tributes and stories of her warmth and kindness.

One post, from producer Laura Bouchet tells the story of how Sammy helped her in her career:I first met Sammy when I was a junior reporter at 4KQ.back in the late 80s.

I was a petrified young street teamer at Mix when I was tasked with recording audio of Sammy in her car as she drove to work.
As soon as we finished, she jumped out, walked straight up to her boss and said “she’s good, you should make her a producer.”
Shortly after, they did.

Thanks for the ride Sammy Power, Rest In Peace you legend

Scott Mayman wrote:
She was delightful and always lit up the room.
But she always ensured  she looked out for people.  
I remember one particular time when I was having a bad shift.
Sammy went out of her way,  to pull me aside and give direction and advice.
Her words of wisdom got me bacK on track and it helped me in my radio career.

Rest In Peace Sammy. And thankyou

See our coverage of Sammy’s career here.

She left us on ratings day. RIP Sammy.


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