We regret to announce that Bill Corrie passed away on Tuesday 24 March 2009.
Bill was with 96.5 Inner FM since its inception in the roles of coordinator, presenter and secretary. He was a very popular presenter from day one, including our test broadcasts. Bill was instrumental in starting regular rock 'n' roll and country music programs at the station and shared Midweek Country with John Worth for many years. Bill also presented Breakfast for ten years and more recently Morning Magazine on Mondays at 9am. During his time on air, Bill had the pleasure of interviewing Chad Morgan and Jade Hurley amongst many others, whilst specialising in independent Australian and mainstream artists. He also liked to encourage new artists too.
Bill was married to Pat for more than 45 years and had two daughters and five grandchildren. Bill worked for Coles Myer for over 40 years but was forced to retire in 1996 due to ill health. Bill served the community for 14 years in Local Government on the City of Preston Council and, amongst other duties, was Mayor of Preston during 1980-81 and 1990-93.
We would like to convey our sincere sympathies to Pat and the family at this very sad time.