Kevin O’Neill Obituary, Death – The world of Australian radio is in mourning as we bid farewell to the legendary broadcaster known as “Mr. Rock & Roll,” Kevin O’Neill. Kevin’s remarkable career spanned several decades, leaving an indelible mark on the airwaves and the hearts of countless listeners. He passed away last Friday at the age of 79 at Wyong Hospital, leaving a void in the world of broadcasting that may never be filled.
For many years, from 1986 to 2004, Kevin O’Neill was the trusted voice behind the nostalgic “All Time Favourites” program on 2KY, a show that transported listeners back in time with the timeless tunes of rock and roll. Prior to this, he graced the airwaves of 2UE and presented “Jukebox Saturday Night” on 2WS. Kevin was also part of the original team when 2DAY FM launched in 1980, solidifying his status as a radio icon.
During the 1970s, Kevin’s voice could be heard resonating across the Blue Mountains, as he embarked on a successful stint at 2KA in Katoomba, endearing himself to yet another group of devoted listeners.
Kevin O’Neill’s passion for music and his ability to connect with his audience made him a beloved figure in the radio industry. His warmth, knowledge, and infectious enthusiasm for rock and roll endeared him to generations of listeners. His ability to bring the magic of music to life on the airwaves is a testament to his talent and dedication.
As we say goodbye to Kevin O’Neill, we remember the man who brought the joy of rock and roll to the masses and united music lovers across the years. His legacy lives on in the memories of the countless listeners who tuned in to his shows. Rest in peace, “Mr. Rock & Roll,” and thank you for the unforgettable melodies you shared with us over the years.