96.5 Inner FM is mourning the passing of one of our former presenters Lew Balcombe who passed away on 17th July 2011 at the age of 79. Lew was with the radio station for many years and presented several shows including his very popular programme "Basically British".
Lew worked with the Victorian Railways and loved to tell stories about his days as a station master. During his youth he was a keen sportsman and enjoyed playing cricket. Lew was an active member of 96.5FM serving on various committees and was always there to help.
Everybody loved Lew and he was very proud of his family. Lew retired from radio several years ago due to ill health but would often ring in to say hello. Sympathy is extended to his wife Mary and his family.