RIP Rod Tiley
Perth’s News Talk 6PR is saddened to announce the passing of Rod Tiley, a respected and much-loved member of the 6PR broadcasting team. Rod passed away this morning surrounded by his loving family.
‘Mr T’ as he was affectionately known, joined 6PR in 2011 after a successful career in Queensland spanning almost four decades. He started in radio at 4AM in Mareeba in 1973 and over the years worked as a Music Jock, Journalist, Sport Commentator, News Director and News Talk Presenter, with Brisbane being his home for many years.
He retired from his full-time role as 6PR News Director in September 2014 but continued to have an important role mentoring the developing talent in the newsroom whilst still presenting 6PR’s Weekend Wakeup with Sue McDougall up until March 20, 2016.
Rod showed an indomitable spirit in recent months as he battled cancer and leaves a proud broadcasting legacy and an indelible mark on those he worked with him and with the many listeners who heard his broadcasts.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Rod’s wife Marie, his sons Ben and David, daughter in law Carissa, grandchildren Ella and Connor and his many friends across the country.
Former colleagues and rugby league commentators Peter Psaltis and John McCoy paid tribute to Mr T.