Sadly, Ken Woolfe, one of our valued former presenters passed away on the 25th of July at the age of 95.
Ken joined 96.5 Inner FM in 1994 and he was one of our best presenters.
His wonderful radio shows included Music Till Midnight and Nice and Easy.
Ken was a founder of The International Sinatra Society in Melbourne in 1974. In 1992 Ken and a friend flew to New York to see Sinatra perform at The Radio City Music Hall. It was the last show of his sell out season and they were surprised when Shirley MacLaine came out and sang some songs. Ken turned to his friend and whispered in his ear, “Where’s Sinatra? Then Shirley announced that Frank had a bad throat and could not perform. They had flown to the US just to see him. But Ken did see Sinatra perform on many other occasions and thinks that the 1961 concert in Sydney was his best.
Ken was a VFL umpire during his younger days and recalls that he umpired the first game for a young player named Bob Skilton.
Ken was the much-loved husband of Nancy (dec) for 66 years, loving mother of Andrew, Virginia (dec) and Melissa. Ken’s love of family, friends, music, cricket and AFL; plus achievements in business, umpiring and our radio station will forever be remembered.
Goodbye Ken, from all your friends at 96.5 Inner FM and our listeners.
Written by Kevin Trask
In this photo Ken Woolfe proudly accepts his Lifetime Membership trophy from The International Sinatra Society in 2013.
In this photo below Ken Woolfe proudly accepts his Lifetime Membership trophy from The International Sinatra Society in 2013