Vale Tony Featherstone

Radio and tv reporter and voiceover announcer Tony Featherstone has passed away after a short illness.

His career included radio and television reporting, a long stint from the 1970s presenting a music program on 2CH, presentation on ABC 3LO Melbourne, producing tv shows such as Graham Kennedy Tonight, and his work as a well known voiceover artist.

At one time he was known as ‘the voice of the ABC.’

Tony finished up regular ABC VO work in 2011 and was the last in a line of full time announcers at ABC TV with careers stretching back to the beginning of television in Australia.

“Tony Featherstone wishing you a very good night,” was the way Tony signed off from his ABC TV evening voiceovers (audio below).

Good night Tony. RIP.

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