| Ron Edwards|
| Radio announcer|
| 4 January 1951 (age 64) (1951-01-04) |
Liberal Party of Australia
Liberal Party of Australia
Rolling Into the World: Memoirs, The Voice of the Great South, The Sixties: An Irreverent
Russell Woolf, Geoff Hutchison, Richard Fidler
Eoin Cameron Wikipedia
Eoin Harrap Cameron (4 January 1951 – 23 June 2016) was an Australian radio personality in Perth, Western Australia and member of the Australian House of Representatives. Until August 2015 he presented the ABC's Perth local station 720 ABC Perth breakfast show, regularly receiving top ratings for the most popular breakfast radio show. In August 2015 he took extended leave while recovering from surgery as a result of a 2013 car accident. In January 2016 he announced that he was retiring, but would return to the studio "temporarily ... to say a proper goodbye to listeners". His last day at the ABC was 11 March.
Cameron started his first job in radio at age 18, at the Albany radio station 6VA in 1969. Since then he has worked in many Perth radio stations including 1080 6IX, 94.5 and 6PR, as well as Melbourne station 3DB. His last 14 years, until his retirement, were as breakfast presenter for 720 ABC Perth, where he consistently topped the ratings for that time slot. He was described by colleague Geoff Hutchison as having a "delicious need to delight and offend in equal measure", and known for regularly ignoring political correctness.
He has made minor television appearances in The Grant and Cameron show and The Entertainers, both on Channel 9.
In 1993, Cameron stood for the seat of Stirling in the federal election, winning the seat for the Liberal Party but immediately went into opposition with leader John Hewson losing the election. He held the seat in the 1996 election that brought John Howard to power, before losing to Labor's Jann McFarlane in the 1998 election.
Cameron wrote a number of books including:Rolling Into The World – Memoirs of a Ratbag Child (2003) ISBN 978-1-920731-06-9
The Sixties – An Irreverent Guide (2004) ISBN 1-920731-52-0
The Voice of the Great South (2005) ISBN 1-920731-95-4
Cameron was born in Mount Gambier, South Australia, the second of ten children. He left school at 14 and did a variety of jobs including farm labourer and roustabout. His family moved to Western Australia when he was 16.
Cameron was married, and had three children.
Cameron had bipolar disorder, which he attributed to having been raped by the headmaster while at a Catholic boarding school.
In 2013 he was involved in a car crash and suffered serious back injuries, requiring multiple operations over the next two years. Ongoing problems as a result of the injuries forced his retirement in 2016.
On 24 June 2016, it was announced that Cameron had died overnight from a suspected heart attack, while visiting family in Albany, Western Australia.