Vale: Peter Dean

By David Knox on March 14, 2013 / Filed Under News 2

2013-03-14_1741Veteran Perth TV and radio personality Peter Dean, whose broadcasting spanned five decades, has died after battling motor neurone disease, aged 74.

He had a long career in radio, largely on 6IX.

Dean would also be remembered for his roles on Telethon and the Seven program, Anything Goes.

Gary Carvolth, one of the founding producers of Telethon, described his former colleague as “effervescent, full of beans, very funny and extremely professional.”

“He became an integral part of Telethon, particularly at the end of the show when he would give the final wrap-up,” he said.

“I only recently found that he might have been ill. He’s just someone you expect to be around. He was bright, breezy and just a character to work with.

“He’s a broadcasting legend.”

Seven West Media chief executive Chris Wharton said Mr Dean was a pioneer of television in WA.

“Peter was one of the stalwarts of TVW7 in the pioneering days,” he said. “He worked tirelessly for many, many years for Telethon and everyone who knew him can only mourn his passing.”

Source: The West,


  1. Shiraz March 15, 2013 at 3:02 pm -

    That’s very nice of you David to honour the memory of someone who’s only really known to the people of WA. He was a legend who was liked by all and brought a lot of smiles to the faces of many, many people. He’s a big loss to the community.

  2. Travis March 14, 2013 at 8:40 pm -

    He died yesterday and the tribute was last night…

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