Farewell to Paul Duncan
It is with heavy hearts that we farewell our much-loved Paul Duncan. Sadly, Paul passed away on Sunday 24 April as a result of Motor Neuron Disease. Music, radio, tennis, cricket, and the football were Paul’s passions.
Paul became interested in community radio in the late 1980s when a friend asked him to help out on his program at Radio Port Phillip, 3RPP 98.7FM. When that friend decided to retire, Paul took over hosting the folk music show, “That’s All, Folks!” on Wednesday drive time, and the “Good Sports” Saturday morning brekky program.
In 2004, Paul completed a broadcasting course at the Melbourne Radio School in St Kilda Road.
After moving to Mansfield, he noticed that the town had a radio station, and in 2005 he decided to join. His program on Thursday afternoons, Anything Goes, has been on air ever since, and every winter he joined the commentary team doing the live broadcasts of the Eagles’ home games. Paul was always up for an OB as he really enjoyed meeting our audience.
In 2011 Paul completed Certificate II in Creative Industries (Media & Broadcasting) and making contributions to several voice overs and promos for the station.
Asked why he liked doing radio? “Because I love chatting, music, interviewing guests, giving away birthday cakes, restaurant vouchers, and basically, I enjoy it! “
Paul was the longest serving member of The Ants Bush Band, formed in the 70s. He played percussion and sang. He was also involved from time to time in various MMuDS’ productions and the MAD orchestra. He was a very dedicated member of the Mansfield Cricket Club, often providing reports for The Courier.
Rest in Peace Paul Duncan. 8.7.1954 – 24.4.2022