Oamaru lost one of its most colourful local characters with the death on August 27 of “Roddy” Brown.
Since the inception of 45 South, Roddy had been a fixture at the station, initially fronting the programme ‘Talk about Town’ and latterly, sharing his intricate knowledge of sports with a weekend roundup of sporting results.
Tony Reynolds of 45 South said Mr Brown had a great knowledge of local history and sports.
“He will be a hard act to follow,” he said.
“Roddy was a complex character with loads of talent.”
45 South chairman Mike Edwards commented that Mr Brown will be sadly missed by everyone at the station and also the viewers.