In Memoriam

Kim West

Kim West

We regret to announce that well known 96.5 Inner FM presenter Kim West passed away on Wednesday 28th November 2018.

Kim presented The Wine Show as "Harry Heidelberg" on Sunday mornings for many years. He also had a very distinguished career with Victoria Police, retiring in 2013 after 46 years: A Life Copped Sweet Despite Some Bumps

We extend our sincere sympathies to Kim's family at this very sad time


VALE KIM WEST (Harry Heidelberg)

On Wednesday the 28th November the Inner FM community lost a good friend, for 30 years he has entertained us all with The Wine Show on Sunday mornings.

Westy had a passion for wine and he had a determination to share that passion with others. Over many years Westy spent time tasting, travelling and talking wine and he grew to know most of the identities of the wine industry and indeed call them friends.

Over the past few years I have been fortunate enough to know Westy and to call him a friend. When he was working or away I would fill in as host of his program.

Kim’s work life of 46 years in the Victoria Police force saw him reach Detective Inspector and well respected amongst both former and current Police hierarchy.

Westy was larger than life and that is how we should remember him. A husband, a father, a grandfather and a great friend.

Rest in Peace mate.

The Wine Show - Sundays 9am-11am

Simon Nash will continue to host The Wine Show in Kim’s honour.  Tune in from this Sunday at 9am.


A Service celebrating the life of Detective Inspector (Ret.) Kim West OAM will be held in the Chapel of the Victoria Police Academy, View Mount Rd, Glen Waverley on THURSDAY (December 6, 2018) commencing at 11.00 a.m. A Private Cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Life Education Victoria in memory of Kim would be appreciated. Please visit to make a contribution. FULL POLICE HONOURS.

Published in the Herald Sun 30/11/18

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