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07-June-2017
07-June-2017
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A studio and plaque at the ABC commemorate radio sports broadcaster Wally Foreman.

When ABC radio sports broadcaster Wally Foreman died, the ABC 720 radio team expressed their sadness as well as their love for Wally by taping a hastily made sign to the studio door saying `Wally Foreman Studio`. On Monday, April 30, 2007, that fading piece of paper was replaced by a permanent plaque. Wally`s widow Lyn officially unveiled the plaque that marks the 720 ABC Perth on-air studio as Wally`s own.

 

Location

Address:30 Fielder Street, 720 ABC Studios, East Perth, 6004
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.951944
Long: 115.872778
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Community

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 30th April, 2007
Front Inscription

Plaque :

Wally Foreman
1948 - 2006

On 2 November, 2006, Australia lost one of its greatest sporting voices when ABC broadcaster, Wally Foreman, died from a heart attack, at age 58. He was a much-loved and admired ABC colleague,

Renowned for his knowledge, passion and wit, Wally entertained and informed countless Australians through a media career that spanned more than three decades.

He broadcast a wide range of events, from Olympic and Commonwealth Games to Davis Cup, Australian Open Tennis and AFL football.  The talkback programs he hosted gave thousands a voice.

"Like everyone who has ever worked with Wally of listened to him, we feel we knew hin and consider him to be part of our lives." ABC listener

Source: MA
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