Veteran radioman Barry Augustus has died in Queensland. He passed away on Tuesday the 26th of August in Pindara Hospital on the Gold Coast aged 76, one day short of his 77th Birthday.
Barry joined 2GB in 1948 as an office boy having being given his first job by the legendary Perc Campbell. His knowledge of the radio serials was second to none however his early days with the station saw him go on to become sound effects operator and audio producer of the Jack Davey and Bob Dyer shows. In 1969 he gave a young kid by the name of Graham Mott his first job in radio. Still to this day Graham Mott credits Barry for his leg up into the industry.
Barry worked as 2GB's Operations Manager in the 1970's and after the much hyped but short lived 872GB launch of 1978 he became Manager of the station.
After moving north to Brisbane he became manager of 'Beautiful Music 4BH' which at the time topped the ratings.
He retired to the Gold Coast with his wife Pauline in 1998 and is survived by his wife and son Michael.