Stephen ‘The Ghost’ Walker, Triple R’s Program Manager for 14 years and volunteer presenter at the station for 37 years, passed away on Wednesday 3 July 2019 after a short battle with cancer
Instrumental in shaping the sound of Triple R during the late ’80s and ’90s his on-air persona as the Ghost Who Talks in the Skull Cave every Friday between 4pm to 7pm established a huge following over more than three decades.
Stephen was a long term MS sufferer, and in 2010 a fundraiser was held at Melbourne’s Forum Theatre to celebrate his then 30 years on Triple R, and to raise funds for his medical treatment.
The night featured Nick Cave performing with Dirty Three, Gareth and Dan from The Drones, Dave Graney & The Lurid Yellow Mist, Ron S. Peno, Sand Pebbles, DJ Max Crawdaddy and the Skull Cave All Stars.
In 2011 Stephen was the first radio presenter to be inducted into The Age Music Victoria Awards Hall of Fame for his contribution to Melbourne culture.
Triple R have dedicated a page to remembering Steve Walker on their web site