Australian radio personality Stan Zemanek dies aged 60
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Sydney radio broadcaster Stan Zemanek died early this morning (AEST) due to a brain tumour, aged 60. Zemanek retired from radio in December last year due to ill health and a desire to spend more time with his family.
Zemanek then returned to North America, where he covered the 1983 America's Cup. Upon returning to Australia again, he spent the 14 years prior to his retirement at Sydney station 2UE, where he was a night-time presenter.
He was often abrupt on the radio, and revelled in being controversial due to his outspoken nature - something which won him a large listening audience. He was also not afraid to confront people who rung in to discuss controversial topics, and was described by The Sydney Morning Herald as a "professional stirrer."
He is survived by his wife Marcella, his two daughters, and his two grandchildren.
- Australian Associated Press. "The man the listeners loved to hate" — , July 12, 2007
- Graeme Leech. "Obituary: Stan Zemanek" — , July 12, 2007
- "Howard, Rudd pay tribute to Zemanek" — , July 12, 2007