We regret to advise that our much loved member, presenter and friend Sol Sonin passed away on Thursday 30 July 2009.
Sol had been a member of Inner FM since July 1993 and a volunteer since September 1994. His great passion was movies from the past and music from the thirties till the seventies.
Sol was thrilled when the Inner FM test broadcasts commenced and was an avid listener right from the start. He always looked forward to becoming involved with the station in some capacity when he retired. Sol started to work on the reception desk for six months and then was trained by Kevin Trask to do on air work. Eventually a vacancy came up a Friday afternoon at 1pm and Sol was given the opportunity to present his own show "Music from the Movies". Until recently, this program was still running in the same time slot.
Sol continued to work on reception for many years and his work load on air was expanded. After many years he was given the role of Head Coordinator which he held for three years and he also became a member of Inner FM's Committee of Management. After retiring from the Committee and the coordinator job, Sol continued to help out whenever he could and the station was a great part of his life.
As well as "Music from the Movies" on Fridays, Sol also recently hosted "A Touch of Nostalgia" on Wednesdays and "Breakfast" on Thursdays.
We extend our sincere sympathy to Sol's wife Betty and the family at this very sad time.