Veteran radio and TV presenter Robbie McGready passed away recently at the age of 85. Robbie who came to Australia in 1947 is credited with employing John Laws as the breakfast announcer at 2GZ Orange.

In the late 1950's Robbie devised a TV program called called Grocer and Madam which morphed into the Jackpot Quiz. He compered Jackpot Quiz for over 12 years.

Robbie was a stalwart of Byron Bay community station Bay FM and his popular Musical Kaleidoscope, Music with Memory was a favourite with locals. Musical Kaleidoscope, Music with Memory first went to air in 1993 and Robbie was still presenting the program until 2 years ago at the age of 83. Full tribute Byron Shire News